Open Door was founded by a group of volunteers in 1972, and volunteers remain a vital part of the Open Door culture today. Open Door Volunteers consistently demonstrate that when you help one person, you can strengthen an entire community. 

Open Door offers long-term opportunities to volunteer as well as one-day events. We value the important partnerships of non-profits, businesses, schools, community groups and faith-based organizations. Volunteers must be over the age of 15.

If you have questions or would like further information please contact Jane Levy, Senior Manager of Volunteer Programs at 914-502-1468 or jlevy@odfmc.org.

CURRENT VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
FOOD DISTRIBUTION PROGRAMS In partnership with Feeding Westchester, Open Door distributes food directly to those in need 
  • Deliver food to patients unable to leave their homes due to illness or quarantine 
  • Package fresh fruits and vegetables to support our Green Thumb nutrition program
MEDICAL PRACTICE Open Door has six busy health centers in Westchester and Putnam counties
  • Greet and screen patients at the entrance of a medical center
  • Observe patients following COVID vaccination 
BABY BUNDLE PROGRAM Open Door provides expectant Moms with newborn necessities, important educational information and resources to give their babies a healthy start in life
  • Host a drive to collect newborn essentials
  • Sort and organize donated baby clothes
REACH OUT AND READ Open Door supports early literacy as a critical part of a child’s well-being
  • Organize our library of donated books
  • Host a Book Drive
OFFICE SUPPORT Volunteers are needed to support various departments such as IT, Development, Finance and Community Outreach
  • Assist with data entry, scanning, community outreach and special events
HOLIDAY HELPERS Open Door distributes over 3,000 toys during our annual Santa Days. Help us make sure every child has a gift to open during the holiday season
  • Host a toy drive
  • Sort, organize and distribute toys
COLLECT GOODS TO HELP OUR FAMILIES

In-kind donations bring much-needed resources to Open Door families.

Sponsor an in-kind campaign to support patient programs. New donated items are needed for the prenatal program, school-based programs, Reach Out and Read and Holiday Toy Drive. 

Be creative. Host a game night, bake sale, car wash, knitting club, engage employees with a matching drive, create a drive for your birthday. Below is a Cause Awareness Calendar to help spark ideas and themes to support your efforts.