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Posted by Willy Franzen on January 11, 2014. Positions below updated every five minutes.
When I was kid, I’d go with my church to bring Easter baskets to people at a local nursing home. I always started the visit a little scared–a nursing home can be an intimidating place for a little kid–but by the end I was usually happy to be putting smiles on so many faces. While DOROT probably isn’t delivering Easter baskets considering that it’s a Jewish organization (though they describe themselves nonsectarian), they are doing similar work. The New York, NY based non-profit works to enable “seniors to live with dignity, independence and improved health in the community.” They do this by “mobilizing volunteers of all ages to improve the lives and health of the elderly, addressing the challenges of an aging society.”
While DOROT positions itself as an organization that helps seniors, their work really helps all parties. People of all ages are better off when seniors are more involved socially–they’re a group with a lot to give. DOROT’s work can be as simple as having people call on the phone, deliver a meal or package, or make an in-person visit. It’s simple stuff, but it can go an enormously long way. The best way to better understand what DOROT does is to check out their volunteer opportunities. It’s the core of what they do. You may want to consider volunteering, or you may want to check out DOROT’S Careers page. You’ll also want to take a look at this posting for an Administrative Assistant on Idealist.
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