Career, Intern and Volunteer Opportunities at Open Door Family Medical Centers


Reach Out and Read is a national literacy program designed to take place in medical offices. Started in 1989 by the Boston City Hospital (now Boston Medical Center), the goal is to improve kindergarten readiness for children living in poverty. Reach Out and Read gives young children a foundation for success by incorporating books into pediatric care and encouraging families to read aloud together.

Volunteers play an important role in the success of Read Out and Read.

Ways to Get Involved

Become a Volunteer Reader

  • Read aloud to young patients in waiting areas at the medical center.
  • Demonstrate reading techniques that parents can use at home.
  • Help the child select a book to take home.

Organize the Open Door Book Library

  • Sort and organize donated books by age and subject matter at Ossining Open Door.

Sponsor a Book Drive

Organize a new or gently used book drive through your personal networks, community groups, schools, clubs, or businesses. Open Door accepts books on a limited basis. Confirm your Book Drive before hosting by contacting Jane Levy at

Restock Book Inventory at Medical Centers

  • Deliver books to medical centers and arrange and categorize by age level on book carts.

For additional information contact: Jane Levy, Senior Manager of Volunteer Services at or 914-502-1468.