Volunteer with us

Reading is a gift worth giving

Volunteers are the driving force behind all of our programs and there are lots of opportunities to get involved. You can organize a book drive, help out at the annual Calgary Reads CBC Big Book Sale or read to children at a school or Reading Rally. Become one of our more than 2,000 volunteers who help us give the gift of reading to Alberta children each year.

Read to children

Our Reading Rally, wee read and Read Up! programs bring volunteer readers into schools to help foster a love of reading.

Help with our Big Book Sale

Each spring, we partner with the CBC and hundreds of volunteers for the Big Book Sale. It’s our biggest fundraising event of the year and one way we’re changing the reading landscape in Calgary. (It’s a lot of fun, too!)

Volunteer your team

We love it when a team comes together! Coworkers, teammates, neighbours – whatever brings you together, we can always use your help. From book drives to community reading events, there are lots of ways to get the word out about reading.

“Being able to read opens the door to a wonderful world of learning, adventure and discovery.”

Calgary Reads Tutor

More ways to share the joy of reading

We always need extra hands and minds at Calgary Reads. Whether you’re a builder looking for hands-on opportunities, a thinker with specific skills to contribute, or an aspiring board member, we’d love to talk to you about how you can help us.