Volunteer

Youth Volunteer Opportunities

Youth volunteers must be at least 12 years old and in Grade 7 to volunteer independently.

Limited opportunities may be available for family volunteering. Please contact volunteers@calgarylibrary.ca for more information.

Volunteer Resources can provide a certificate of hours or a reference letter upon request for volunteers who need a record of their Library volunteer contributions. If you need to complete community service hours, please let Volunteer Resources staff know before beginning the assignment so staff can confirm whether the request can be accommodated.

Please contact the HR department at askhr@calgarylibrary.ca for work experience requests.

 

We are currently looking for youth volunteers ages 12 to 17 to help with summer programs at

  • Bowness Library
  • Central Library
  • Fish Creek Library
  • Forest Lawn Library
  • Giuffre Family Library 
  • Judith Umbach Library
  • Louise Riley Library
  • Nose Hill Library
  • Quarry Park Library
  • Southwood Library

Share your STEM and creative skills

Coding Buddies & Code Club
Help students in Grades 1 to 6 learn the basics of coding and to create their own game, or design a website.

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

School Support: Math
Help students in Grades 5 to 9 with their homework, and foster good study habits to inspire lifelong learning.

Make it Messy: Science
Help students ages six to 12, with hands-on STREAM (Science, Technology, Reading, Engineering, Arts, and Math) activities. Library staff lead the program which uses household items so children can re-create the activities at home and reinforce learning. Volunteers must be 15 years old and up.

Make it Messy: Art
Help children ages six to 12 conduct arts and crafts activities. Library staff leads the program including storytime and team games. This program is for volunteers 15 years old and up.

Share your love of literature

Reading Buddies
Provide one-on-one reading support and fun literacy activities for young readers in Grades 1 to 3.

Creative Writing Club
Foster a love of literacy with students ages eight to 14 by playing literacy games and working on creative writing projects and school writing assignments.

ELL School Success
Help newcomer children in Grades 1 to 3 with their English language skills.

Become a Library expert

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