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Parent and Guardian Volunteers

Thank you for your interest in volunteering for the WATCH D.O.G.S.® program at your campus.

WATCH D.O.G.S.® is a national initiative founded in 1998 to inspire more positive male role models to show all students by our participation that education is important. 

Who are Watch D.O.G.S.® (Dads Of Great Students)?

WATCH D.O.G.S.® is a national initiative founded in 1998 to inspire more positive male role models to show all students by our participation that education is important.  The program has been launched on over 8000 campuses through collaboration between school administrators and local communities across 47 States in the U.S. and four countries worldwide, representing millions of volunteer shifts by parents, guardians and community members.

Every campus Program Coordinator and Top DOGS Team acknowledges and adheres to the Important Program Guidelines but the volunteer policy on your campus is yours. We do not interfere in any way, WATCH D.O.G.S.® are present only to serve.

Over the years we have created and refined our toolkit for teams to use to establish and run a successful WATCH D.O.G.S® Program. We want to make sure you have everything you need to run a successful program.

Official Classic Uniform Short Sleeve Soft Style T-Shirt

We polished up the graphics of our elementary uniform shirt and printed it on a softer style Tee.  Softer shirt, updated design, same recognizable, trusted logo.

Uniform Single Color Soft Style T-Shirt-Yellow

Uniform Single Color Soft Style T-Shirt-Yellow. Ask us about bulk ordering!

WATCH D.O.G.S.® Dry Fit Ball Cap- Black

Nike Sphere Dry technology ensures maximum moisture control and quick-drying performance. This cap has an unstructured, low profile design with a hook and loop closure.

Welcome to all Top D.O.G.S. Leads. Take or revisit our training now!

Whether you are looking forward to your first shift or served 100 times before, we hope you know we are all part of the same community of parents and guardians serving the future of America & we are honored to be on this journey with you.

We here at WATCH D.O.G.S.® would like to thank you and give a big Hi-Five for your commitment to your school and your community. Together we can improve outcomes for every child in America.

If you have yet to take the free online training (required before on-boarding as an official program campus), or you would like your TopDOGS team to review the materials, you can find them here: Our 7 Steps to Success Training

WATCH D.O.G.S®  is a registered trademark representing nearly 25 years of service on thousands of campuses by hundreds of thousands of volunteers. Our DOGStore is the only place to buy official WATCH D.O.G.S.® uniforms and apparel! Top D.O.G.S. are encouraged to wear our Men’s and Women’s dry fit polo shirt, and we also have some cold weather gear available in our store for winter months.


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To all Parents and Guardian Volunteers

Jim Walters – President WATCH D.O.G.S.®

Our goal at WATCH D.O.G.S.® is to have as many volunteers as possible to assist educators and be a positive role model for our future generations. TOP D.O.G.S. are integral to the success of each program, serving as a team of leaders maintaining continuity and longevity for the program on a campus. Our hope is that there is a TOP DOG for every grade level at your school and that the parents of students graduating elementary are helping ensure there are programs for their students at middle and high schools. Experts are saying that is where we are most needed these days.

Watch D.O.G.S.® Schools

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 6,800 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.

Currently, there are 5,585 active WATCH D.O.G.S.® schools in 46 states along with schools in the following countries: Canada, Italy, Germany, and Japan