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Review for DOROT, Inc., New York, NY, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I can say without any reservations that DOROT not only changed the way I viewed the elderly but also my perspective on issues facing the elderly and the importance of intergenerational relationships for both seniors and young people. I was a teen intern at DOROT from when I was 14 years old to 18 years old and last summer I returned as a college intern. I am originally from Florida, but I spend my summers in NYC and every summer I would look forward to volunteering at DOROT. As a volunteer, I was welcome into the DOROT family from day one and my relationships with the staff and seniors became stronger every year. I have so many memorable moments at DOROT, it is hard to know where to start and I will inevitably leave some out. DOROT has taught me that the elder population is greatly overlooked but of so much importance with lots of knowledge and experience to share with the younger generations. DOROT’s friendly visiting program does a great job to try and break the gap between the generations. My favorite aspect of the friendly visiting program is the birthday visits. Bringing a cake, card, and gift to a senior on their birthday is one of the most rewarding experiences I have had. The seniors are always so thankful and you know in your heart you have made a difference. Working as an intern, I was given much respect form my co-workers and much responsibility. Through presentations from different departments in the organization and outside organizations I learned the ins and outs of a non-profit organization and pertinent issues facing the elderly today. I cannot stress enough how important my relationship with the DOROT staff and elders is to me. DOROT has had such an impact on me that at Brandeis University this year I am visiting seniors at a retirement home every week and working to bring DOROT’s birthday program to my university, in effect, continuing DOROT’s mission wherever I go.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

my great aunt, who is 87 years old, lives alone in NYC and my extended family feels so much more comfortable that an organization like DOROT is at her disposal.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the relationships I have made with the staff and elders.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

unbelievably welcoming, comforting,and understanding.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About once a year

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

Role:  Volunteer & As a volunteer, I visited homebound elders and provided them with computer help, birthday visits, grocery shopping and as a college intern I scheduled the teen interns for their friendly visits.