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

Rating: 5 stars  

I have been a volunteer at dorot for several years, first as a college student, then as a married couple, and now with my three young children. There are so many ways to volunteer: as a friendly visitor once a month; doing holiday package deliveries on occasion; or once a year as a birthday visit. (there are many more - thanksgiving dinner, teaching classes, helping with groceries...) Each interaction with a senior friend feels great to all parties involved - the seniors enjoy sharing stories with the children, and the kids love to chat with "old-time" new yorkers. The staff is also excellent. They work really well with the seniors, and are great at accomodating my schedule. we look forward to many more years working together.

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

that i personally interact with the clients, not just drop off a bag of clothes or a check.

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

all very accessible and willing to work with me to fit the volunteer experience to my schedule.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

get buses that are wheelchair accessible to bring homebound seniors to more on-site events and to various activities throughout the city.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

Role:  Volunteer & volunteer services to seniors: delivered birthday cakes, lit chanukah menorahs, baked seniors' favorite holiday recipes; took a senior to a fun movie.