Dog Team Volunteer - SitStayRead
63 people are interested
This is a volunteer with their dog who volunteer in the classroom together as a team, having the students come and read with their dog individually or in pairs during the hour-long program session. SitStayRead programs happen during the day, during the school year, for up to eight weeks per program.
All prospective dogs need to go through a testing process through SitStayRead, and all handlers need to attend a Dog Team Info Session along with a Volunteer Orientation in order for dogs to take the Dog Team Test. Handlers also need to participate as a Book Buddy before entering the classroom as a Dog Team.
We go into CPS schools that are 90% or more low-income with 60% or more of third graders reading below grade-level. Our partner schools have limited access to resources, which is why our program is focused on those locations! Our volunteers get a chance to see new parts of their community that they may have never seen before, all while getting to help some awesome students!
We'll work with your schedule.
Various Locations Throughout ChicagoChicago, IL 60657
- People Skills
- Literacy / Reading
- Animal Therapy
- Animal Care / Handling
- Reading / Writing
- People 55+
- Background Check
- Must be at least 18
- Orientation or Training
- 1 hour a week, during the day, for 6-8 weeks
- Dog Teams will also need to go through a Dog Team Info Session and pass a test to volunteer in the classroom.