Volunteer Programs

NewYork-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital

Volunteer Programs

Reach Out & Read


Turn wait time into fun time.

Reach Out and Read (ROAR) is a national program in over 3,200 pediatric healthcare sites where volunteers help transform a clinic waiting room into a literacy-rich area for children and parents. ROAR volunteers do more than read the words on a page. They bring stories to life, sparking the imagination of every child in the room. As a ROAR volunteer, you can model the joy of reading aloud for both parents and children and encourage a continued love of the written word by giving each child a book to take home and enjoy.

The Reach Out and Read Program is continually seeking books (in good condition) to distribute to young children. We welcome donations from individuals and community groups.

We would love to hear from you if you are: energetic, compassionate, patient, a storyteller, a true lover of books, able to interact with children and families, interested in fostering a love of reading

Minimum Commitment: One three-hour shift per week for a minimum of six months.

Times: Monday - Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. or 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Apply Now