Adult Volunteers

Playdate Volunteer

What will you do?

Help engage children (ages three and under) and their families in activities during Colossal Calgary Playdates and Baby’s Big Playdates. Play builds the foundation for a lifetime of learning. It contributes to brain development and is one of the best ways for children to build language and literacy skills. Families that attend the Playdates participate in interactive and exploratory play using simple objects that could easily be found at home.

Playdate Volunteers, who are part of the Special Events volunteer program, facilitate play, both singly or in pairs, with children and their caregivers by helping to set up and run activities which are provided and directed by Library staff as well as assisting with cleanup at the end of the program.

Program Length: Two- to three-hour shifts

What’s in it for you?

  • Gain leadership and coaching skills
  • Gain experience in Early Literacy/Early Learning
  • Meet new people
  • Have fun and contribute to your community

Volunteer Qualifications

  • Enjoys interacting with children ages zero to three
  • Comfortable talking with parents and caregivers
  • Physically able to bend and stand for extended periods
  • Outgoing and friendly personality
  • Background in early childhood education is a benefit

Volunteer Responsibilities

  • Facilitate small group activities as assigned by Library Staff
  • Encourage safe play, check the play area for safety hazards, and restock play materials
  • Tidy area and put away materials at the end of the program
  • Be part of a team that creates a positive, fun, and enriching environment for children
  • Review Volunteer Handbook and abide by the Volunteer Standards of Conduct

We're currently looking for volunteers for this program!

Volunteer positions are available at Central, Country Hills, Fish Creek, Nose Hill, Seton, Shawnessy, and Signal Hill libraries. If you're interested in volunteering, please complete an application and we will contact you as soon as possible.