Paws to Read Therapy Dog & Handler

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ORGANIZATION: City of Glendale Library

During a 1 hour session, works with a group of new, beginning readers to read books of their choosing. Volunteers have a unique opportunity to encourage a love of reading and promote library services and collections through this program.

Duties may involve activities such as:

  • Provide a positive reading experience to the reader
  • Ensure the reader is doing a variety of activities and keep the session light and fun
  • Be enthusiastic and creative
  • Help make sure pronunciation and understanding of unfamiliar words occurs during the session
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Helpful Skills for the Volunteer Role:

  • Ability to professionally interact with patrons
  • Ability to follow instructions
  • Ability to work independently
  • Ability to work well with others
  • Patience is required
  • Attention to detail

Required Documentation:

  • Fingerprints & Badge done by City of Glendale
  • Self-insured

Volunteer Environment:

  • Interaction with the general public is a regular occurrence

1 Shift

  • 04:00 PM to 05:00 PM MST - FULL
    The shift is flexible given when the program would be scheduled. Scheduling will be determined between branch and volunteer.

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About City of Glendale Library


5959 W Brown St, Glendale, AZ 85302, US

Mission Statement

Our mission is to empower our community by providing free and equitable access to information, technology, cultural, educational and life-enhancing materials and services.


The City of Glendale has four library branches: Foothills, Heroes, Main and Velma Teague.


Children & Youth
Education & Literacy
Animals, Children & Youth, Education & Literacy


We'll work with your schedule.
This opportunity has 1 shift


6075 North 83rd AvenueGlendale, AZ 85303



  • Mentoring
  • Literacy / Reading
  • Child Development
  • People Skills
  • Reading Comprehension




  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Approximately 1 hour a week.
  • Therapy dog and handler must be self-insured. More information will be shared with viable candidates.

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