Dog Team Volunteer - SitStayRead

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Dog Team

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!

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Animals Children & Youth Education & Literacy


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Various Locations Throughout ChicagoChicago, IL 60657



  • People Skills
  • Mentoring
  • 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.

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