Volunteer applications will be accepted again in 2024. Stay tuned!
Volunteering at the Calgary Reads Big Book Sale comes with big perks: being a part of the buzz, access to our pre-sale event and the chance to help young readers thrive. We’ve got all kinds of roles and all kinds of shifts—and every minute helps us get books into the hands of children furthest from opportunity.
Thank you for taking a moment to read these FAQ’s before reaching out.
The minimum age for volunteers is 13. Those under 15 need an adult supervisor at all times.
Absolutely! Volunteering with friends, family and group members is a great idea. Register as volunteers and then choose the same shifts.
You only need to have volunteered once to get free access to Spread the Words, our pre-sale volunteer appreciation event – but most of our volunteers enjoy their time so much and are such great champions of early literacy that they volunteer a handful of times or more. We are glad to have whatever time you can give.
You’ll receive a short video explaining what you need to know about the sale and volunteer roles. When you arrive for your shift, there’ll be a safety orientation and we’ll set you up with someone who will explain the role and be there to answer any questions.
95% of our volunteer jobs are at the Calgary Curling Club at 720 3 St. NW. However we also need volunteers to be part of our one day stuff-a-truck and Banner Teams. These events happen in various parts of Calgary.