Adult Volunteer Opportunities

We currently offer 18 ways for adults to share their skills with the community at the Library!

NEW: We need daytime volunteers for our Early Literacy Volunteer Corps at Quarry Park Library. Learn more

Career Coaching
Work with Library members one-on-one to improve their job searching skills.

Help teens develop computer coding skills that lay the foundation for web, app and game design.

Computer Technology
Help Library members one-on-one with their basic computer questions.

Early Literacy Volunteer Corps
Set up and run fun activities in our Early Learning Centres for families with kids up to age five. Activities are provided by staff.

ESL Conversation Club
Help new Canadians improve their English language conversation skills.

ESL Writing Club
Help newcomers with reading, writing and grammar skills.

Homebound Readers
Deliver Library materials to those who are unable to visit the Library due to health or mobility challenges.

Homework Help
Provide academic support and fun literacy activities for students in Grades 3 to 6.

Integrated School Support Program
Help Library staff facilitate games and activities to foster lifelong learning skills and keep students engaged after-school, on-site, at selected schools.

Learning Advantage
Help an adult with low literacy skills develop basic reading, writing and numeracy skills.

Libraries in Residence
Bring the Library to those who can’t come to us. Set up “mini-libraries” in seniors’ residences or continuing care facilities and/or use book trolleys to provide “room service” to residents.

Library Docent
Share Calgary’s story with the public by giving tours of exhibits and library spaces, such as Engine 23, Central Library’s Early Learning installation.

Library Mascot
Represent the Library at community events throughout the city as our chameleon mascot “Curious” or act as the mascot’s handler during public events.

Make it Messy: Science!
Help children aged six to eight conduct science and engineering experiments.  Library staff lead the program including storytime and team games.

Math Quest
Help students and their families as they complete numeracy quests throughout the library.

Special Events
Help greet guests, provide information, and complete other tasks at special events at the Library.

Story Truck
Visit dayhomes around Calgary and share great books and toys with kids and caregivers aboard the Story Truck!

TD Read With Me
Help a struggling reader in Grade 1 to 6 discover the magic of reading by sharing fun books and literacy games.