Library Docent


Share Calgary’s stories with the public by providing tours of exhibits and Library spaces.

Program Goals

  • Promote Library spaces as a safe and welcoming environment/destination for all ages
  • Support Library staff in facilitating dynamic interactive learning
  • Increase patron satisfaction


Fall / Winter / Spring / Summer
As needed
Event dates and times vary depending on requests

Volunteer Qualifications

  • Able to work independently
  • Fluent in English
  • Public Speaking Skills
  • Outgoing and friendly personality
  • Enjoys learning new things and sharing their knowledge

Volunteer Responsibilities

  • Attend an orientation and training session
  • Engage patrons and share knowledge both to small groups or one-on-one
  • Interact with stakeholders in a friendly and respectful manner
  • Abide by the Volunteer Standards of Conduct


  • Information Package provided prior to first shift for independent learning
  • On-site orientation provided by community Library staff


Develop interpersonal, leadership, problem-solving, communication and time management skills
Gain experience in public speaking and facilitation
Meet new people
Have fun and contribute to your community

Help Needed

All volunteer positions for this program are currently filled. Please complete an application and we will contact you when a position becomes available.

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Muneerah Vasanji