Love animals? Love to see kids reading? Become a Tales to Tails assistant!


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It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.


224 Church St.Santa Cruz, CA 95060
"Help me encourage reading!"


Help man's best friend encourage reading... volunteer with Tales to Tails today!

Tales to Tails offers children a chance to read aloud to certified therapy dogs to build their confidence in reading. Santa Cruz Public Libraries is looking for an enthusiastic volunteer to help manage this program at the Downtown branch. Volunteers greet animals and children, help select reading materials and manage the scheduling database. Sound like a program you'd like to support? Apply today!

Opportunity occurs one Saturday a month from 9:30 AM to 11:45 AM.

To apply, visit and click on the "Volunteer" tab at the bottom of the home page. Then click on the orange "apply now" button to fill out and submit your application.


  • Basic Computer Skills
  • People Skills
  • Literacy / Reading
  • Problem Solving

Good Match For

Teens People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Must be at least 16
  • Orientation or Training
  • 2 hours once every month
  • Minimum 6 month commitment

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