All Calgary Public Library locations, including book drops, are temporarily closed until further notice as of March 16 at 12:01 am to help limit the spread of COVID-19.
Youth Volunteers

Reading Buddies

What will you do?

Bring stories and reading to life for students in Grades 1 through 3! Reading Buddies volunteers share books and play fun literacy games with their “little buddy” in a group setting that’s facilitated by a staff member. Volunteers encourage children to read, and make reading fun! This is a youth volunteer opportunity for Grades 7-12.

Program Length: 1.5 hours weekly, six-week program

What’s in it for you?

  • Meet new people and explore new opportunities
  • Have fun and contribute to your community
  • Develop inter-personal, leadership, problem-solving, communication, and time management skills

Volunteer Qualifications

  • Junior or senior high school students (Grade 7 to Grade 12)
  • Strong communication skills
  • Ability to motivate and mentor children from diverse backgrounds
  • Reliable, with a positive attitude
  • Strong literacy skills
  • Commit to all program dates

Volunteer Responsibilities

  • Attend an orientation and training session
  • Create a positive, fun, and rewarding environment
  • Be a positive role model for participants
  • Attend each program in the volunteer term

Thanks for your interest.

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