November 3, 2009
In my experience, Dorot has been a really great help to seniors living in Manhattan. However, it helps not only seniors, but it is really great for teenagers like myself to be able to get to know what it was like for the seniors growing up, and being able to relate to them. There is nothing more satisfying than to see the smile on a senior's face when they get a visit on their birthday, or when they figure out some new cool thing on a computer. On one occasion, a senior needed help installing a voice recognizer on her computer in order to type things just by speaking. After I helped her install it, the thing worked so well that I strongly considered getting one myself.
What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...
Being able to connect with the seniors at their homes. It is a great feeling when I hear a story from a senior and then say that I know exactly how they feel.
How frequently have you been involved with the organization?
About every week
When was your last experience with this nonprofit?
Volunteer & I volunteer weekly at Dorot, visiting seniors and occasionally doing on-site work.