Consider volunteering with our Therapy Dog program!

Consider volunteering with our Therapy Dog program!

Children love the annual Christmas visit with therapy dogs and Santa!

Children love the annual Christmas visit with therapy dogs and Santa!

The Cornell Companions of Oneida County relieve the stress of SUNY POLY students.

The Cornell Companions of Oneida County relieve the stress of SUNY POLY students.

Therapy Dogs

The Cornell Companions Oneida County Volunteer Program provides reading education assistance to improve the literacy skills of children, employing a unique approach and a classic concept: reading with a dog. The Program also trains dogs and their owners for other volunteer work, including visits to nursing homes, special needs centers, child care centers and family day care homes.

  • Volunteers in the Cornell Companions program complete the required Dog therapy Program (offered Spring or Fall) and participate in additional recommended training opportunities.
  • Volunteers agree to attend volunteer meetings and to provide a year of service in the program, or a minimum of 6 visits annually.
  • Additional details are listed in the Volunteer Application Packet.

For more detailed information, please Download the Volunteer Application Packet.  Questions? Please reach out to the contact listed below!

Upcoming Therapy Dog Classes

Fall 2018 (CLASS IS FULL)
October 3, 9, 16 & 23 Registration due by September 10th

Spring 2019
May 7, 14, 21 & 28 Register by April 17

Fall 2019
October 1, 8, 15 & 22 Register by September 9th

Also check our events calendar for upcoming Cornell Companions Oneida County Volunteer Program events.

Last updated September 26, 2018