Reading is a gift worth giving
Calgary Reads is pausing our school-based reading and tutoring programs for young children during the 2019-2020 school year. Stay tuned as we design new opportunities to read with young children. Volunteers are the driving force behind all of our initiatives and events. 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, be a house host at the Children’s Reading Place, sort book donations or, as a group, sponsor and volunteer at a school 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
Make a difference one book at time.
There’s something magical about reading books aloud to children. It opens their minds and hearts to reading and sparks a sense of curiosity that can energize a lifetime of learning. We have opportunities for you to read with children at our Children’s Reading Place or, as a team, at a Reading Rally.
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.
Other ways to volunteer
More ways to share the joy of reading.
We always need extra hands and minds at Calgary Reads. Whether you want to spend your time volunteering at the Children’s Reading Place, sorting and organizing books, or helping with tasks in the office, we’d love to talk to you about how you can help us and become part of the amazing team that keeps Calgary reading!
Help with our annual CBC Calgary Reads Big Book Sale
The more books circulating in Calgary, the richer the reading landscape.
The book sale is our signature annual fundraiser, which we’ve been hosting with our partners at CBC since 2002. It’s big. Really big. And getting bigger every year, bringing in the money we use to support our school and community programs and provide free books and literacy resources to children and families across Alberta.
“Being able to read opens the door to a wonderful world of learning, adventure and discovery.”
Calgary Reads Tutor