Make a difference
Join Calgary Reads and help unlock a child’s potential.
As a Calgary Reads volunteer you can expect excellent training and ongoing support. You’ll make a huge difference in a child’s life, right now and in the future. It’s a meaningful experience — one of accomplishment and satisfaction.
Our two primary reading/tutoring programs are called ‘wee read’ and ‘Read Up!’.
‘wee read’ is about reading aloud and sharing the joy of reading with kindergarten and Grade 1 students. Most of our reading volunteers start as ‘wee read’ volunteers, and commit to 30 minutes per week for 8 weeks.
‘Read Up!’ is about reading with a young reader in Grade 1 or 2. Volunteers usually have experience in the ‘wee read’ program before graduating to ‘Read Up!’. ‘Read Up!’ volunteers receive advanced tutoring training and commit to two 45 minutes sessions, for at least 35 sessions.
In addition to these two reading programs, we have many opportunities to help out at our events in the community. If you’re unsure which volunteering option is best for you, please fill out the form below, and we’ll be in touch.