Therapy Dog Teams for Classrooms

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Somerville Public Schools

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Trained and certified Therapy Dog Teams serve in classrooms as reading partners, for individual counseling sessions, and for school-based events. Initiated by the SPS Volunteer Program in 2011, volunteer therapy dog teams that visit with same students regularly have shown to help improve focus, increase socialization and verbal interactions, reduce anxiety, assist children with speech and emotional disorders, and offer mental, emotional and physical benefits to children not used to animal interactions.
Come discover the joys of sharing and serving with your dog through weekly or monthly visits with Somerville Public Schools.

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About Somerville Public Schools


Somerville Public Schools Volunteer Program, 42 Prescott Street, Somerville, MA 02143, US

Mission Statement

Somerville Public Schools are dedicated to the realization of the full intellectual, physical, social and emotional potential of all students. Volunteers can make an important difference in the life of a student. We strive to match volunteers with students and educators for a mutually rewarding experience.


Do you have one hour per week to make a difference in a student's life? We are looking for motivated volunteers to help students reach their fullest potential. Find out more by visiting Somerville Public Schools:


We'll work with your schedule.


50 Cross StreetSomerville, MA 02145



  • Literacy / Reading
  • Special Needs
  • Animal Therapy
  • English as a Secondary Language (ESL)
  • Reading / Writing
  • Tutoring




  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • minimum commitment of 30 minutes per week
  • Therapy Dog Teams must be trained and certified through reputable organization.

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