Social Engagement: High
What’s What: Call isolated seniors or write lovely letters to brave veterans. Two wonderful ways to stay socially connected and volunteer safely from your own home.
Amava Take: The power of social connections can be transformative. For over 40 years DOROT has been an innovative leader in designing programs that enhance the lives of older adults. Their vital, supportive services and opportunities build social connections with peers and other generations. More than 600 volunteers and seniors have been paired to date for Caring Calls, DOROT’s new program bringing warmth, conversation and social connection to older adults in isolation due to COVID-19. Additionally, DOROT has spearheaded a cardmaking program to express gratitude and appreciation to our nation’s veterans for their service.
Question and Answers:
How does the Caring Calls program work?
Each volunteer is matched with a DOROT senior to speak on the phone once or twice a week over a four-week period. These calls take the place of in-home visits that were suspended in March due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
How do I sign up for the Caring Calls program?
It’s easy! You just fill out this form and someone for Dorot will get back to you with next steps.
What about card making?
DOROT is always eager to accept handmade holiday and birthday cards, throughout the year. Volunteers are welcome to create handmade cards on their own and send them to DOROT for distribution to seniors. Here’s more information.
Special Requirements: A phone, some letter writing supplies, a bit of postage and a warm, open heart.