Community service is one of the most profound ways we can give back and positively impact our greater community. By instilling a sense of social responsibility through volunteer service during outpatient treatment, we find that our clients not only benefit therapeutically but also experience personal satisfaction.
Young Adult Volunteering Highlights:
Giving Back To The Local Community
At The Dorm, we offer a community service group that meets weekly and assists in placing our clients in local volunteer opportunities. This can include everything from revitalizing public spaces to assisting in soup kitchens and helping less fortunate populations. Clients who are not engaged in full-time or part-time class, internships, work, or other volunteer engagements will need to participate in at least 3 or more volunteer sessions per week. The Dorm closely vets local volunteer programs and associations to make sure they are a good fit for our community.
Social Responsibility And Purpose
Volunteering during outpatient treatment helps clients develop a sense of social responsibility, purpose and awareness of the greater community. By giving back, clients receive personal satisfaction by helping to improve their community and feeling more connected to its wellbeing.
Why Is Volunteering Helpful For Young Adults In Treatment?
Giving back and supporting initiatives for those in need can promote an inner sense of purpose and fulfillment that bolsters mental and emotional health. It can also promote greater responsibility, accountability, perspective and positive socialization. We see the benefits of volunteering time and time again and are proud to offer robust volunteer opportunities for every client we work with. All of our clients are encouraged to participate in some form of community service, especially those not engaged in full-time or part-time class, internships, work, or other volunteer engagements.
The Dorm NYC community is proud to support the amazing work at Gigi's Playhouse, a community center that promotes
education, advocacy and programming for individuals with Down syndrome and their loved ones. All Dorm clients
are given the opportunity to volunteer at Gigi’s Playhouse individually or in groups.