Youth Volunteers

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

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.

Please contact Volunteer Resources at volunteers@calgarylibrary.ca for work experience requests, or to ask about volunteering as a family.

Apply to be a Youth Volunteer

Share your skills with one of these programs

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 aged six to 12 conduct arts & crafts activities. Library staff leads the program including storytime and team games. This program is for volunteers ages 15 and up.

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.

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