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.
Opportunities Available: Friday, Monday, Thursday, Tuesday, Wednesday Afternoons, Mornings
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. Each grade, first through fourth,…Learn More