SitStayRead: Volunteer as a Dog Team!


About this Opportunity

A Dog Team (DT) is comprised of a volunter and their SitStayRead-certified reading assistance dog. Dog Teams work with one (or two) kid(s) at a time in either the Little Buddies program, the Tail Blazers program, or Earned Dog Visits to practice reading the assigned book of the week and writing a short story. DTs rotate between kids during the 4 – 8 weeks of their assigned program so that each student in the classroom has a chance to meet and interact with all the dogs.

Commitment: 1 hour per week, once per week for the duration of 4-8 weeks depending on the program.

Training Required: Volunteer Orientation and Literacy Training, three 1-hour sessions as a BB, attend one 1-hour SitStayRead Dog Information Class and pass the SitStayRead Dog Test, and submit current veterinary record to the SitStayRead office.

Type: Ongoing Opportunity
Good For: Internships, People Over 16, Seniors
Days: Friday, Monday, Thursday, Tuesday, Wednesday
Times: Afternoons, Mornings

About SitStayRead

Founded in 2003, we bring teams of trained literacy volunteers and certified reading-assistance dogs into the classroom to tackle the serious issue of childhood literacy.

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