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Be a Play Champion at Calgary Public Library!

Position Activity: Child Care, Education, Mentoring / Tutoring, Role Model

2-4 hours / Weekly
One shift/week for at least four months
Calgary Public Library, Calgary , AB, T2G 2M2 [Map]
Suitability: Adult
If you enjoy playing and interacting with children, talking with parents, have an interest in early education, and are outgoing and friendly, you may be interested in volunteering with this program! Our 'Play Champions' program is accepting new volunteers at several libraries around the city.

'Play' sets the foundation for children's learning and development, and Play Champions (volunteers) encourage play in children aged 0-5. Volunteers interact with children and families in the Library's early learning spaces by setting up and running activities, games and challenges provided by staff, and clean and organize toys in the space. Volunteers also ensure everyone is playing safely, and that the areas are tidy and free of tripping hazards. Applicants need to be able to bend, sit on the floor, and stand for extended periods.

A two-hour training session will be offered prior to starting with the program.

This program runs on an ongoing basis. Ideally, volunteers would commit to at least one shift on a weekly basis for four months. 

We are looking for volunteers for the following locations:

New Central Library 
• Mondays - 10 am - 1 pm 
• Mondays - 12 - 3 pm
• Tuesdays - 10 am - 1 pm 
• Tuesdays - 12 - 3 pm
• Wednesdays - 10 am - 1 pm 
• Wednesdays - 12 - 3 pm
• Thursdays - 10 - 1 pm 
• Thursdays - 12 - 3 pm
• Fridays - 12 - 3 pm
• Saturdays - 12 - 3 pm

Country Hills (starting late 2018)
• shift times to be determined but accepting applications now

Crowfoot
• Tuesdays - 10 am - 1 pm
• Wednesdays - 10 am - 1 pm
• Fridays - 10 am - 1 pm

Fish Creek
• Tuesdays - 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
• Wednesdays - 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
• Thursdays - 9:30 am - 12:30 pm

Quarry Park  
• Mondays - 10 am - 1 pm
• Tuesdays - 10 am - 1 pm
• Thursdays - 10 am - 1 pm
• Fridays - 10 am - 1 pm

Shawnessy
• Mondays - 10 am - 1 pm
• Tuesdays - 10 am - 1 pm
• Thursdays - 10 am - 1 pm
• Saturdays -10 am - 1 pm or 12:45 - 3 pm

Signal Hill
• Mondays - 10 am - 1 pm
• Thursdays- 10 am - 1 pm
• Fridays - 10 am - 1 pm

Village Square Library	
• Mondays - 10 am - 1 pm
• Wednesdays - 5:30 - 7:30 pm
• Thursdays - 5:30 - 7:30 pm

Other shifts at these locations may be available so please get in touch if you are interested!

For more information about volunteering with Play Champions, please contact me at katie.radke@calgarylibrary.ca or by phone at 403-221-2036.