WATCH D.O.G.S. is one of the nation’s largest and most respected school-based, family, and community engagement, organizations in the country. Since the program’s creation in 1998, more than 6,450 schools across the country have launched a WATCH D.O.G.S. program of their own. Each school year hundreds of thousands of fathers and father-figures make a positive impact on millions of children by volunteering millions of hours in their local schools through this amazing one-of-a-kind program. Who are WatchDOGS? Fathers, grandfathers, step-fathers, uncles, and other father figures who volunteer to serve at least one day a year in a variety of school activities as assigned by the school principal or other administrator.
WatchDOG Volunteer Responsibilities
At a high level, you can expect to assist with student arrival and dismissal in the car/bus areas, spend time in multiple classrooms (starting and ending with your child/children’s room), patrol school areas and have lunch with your child/children while getting to know other students. Please contact the parent volunteer coordinator, Merideth Seymour, for more information.
The National WATCH D.O.G.S. Program
To learn more about WATCH D.O.G.S. programs across the United States, please visit dadsofgreatstudents.com.