Computer Buddies (Youth Opportunity Grades 7-12)


Share your computer knowledge and skills with a young learner!

Help students in Grades 1 to 6 explore Internet safety, searching skills and Microsoft Office to develop life-long habits.

Program Goals

Computer Buddies is designed:

  • To provide a safe and friendly environment for children to explore computer technology
  • To provide an opportunity for youth volunteers to develop mentoring skills
  • To increase awareness and use of library resources, services and programs

Length of the program

  • 1.0 hour sessions for 8 weeks in the Fall/Winter
  • 2.0 hour sessions over 5 consecutive days (Monday-Friday) in the Summer

Volunteer Qualifications

  • Volunteers will be junior or high school students (grade 7 – grade 12)
  • Volunteers will be reliable, have a positive attitude, good literacy and computer technology skills and enjoy working with children
  • Volunteers will be good role models

Volunteer Responsibilities

  • Attend volunteer orientation session
  • Be a good role model for their buddy
  • Follow the guidelines set out by the program coordinators
  • Ensure that the participants have an enjoyable learning experience


  • One hour training session covering program materials, as well as roles and responsibilities of being a Calgary Public Library Volunteer

Volunteer Benefits

  • Introduce yourself to new people and opportunities
  • Have fun and contribute to your community
  • Develop new skills: inter-personal skills, leadership, problem solving, comunication, and time management

Program Locations

  • Bowness
  • Country Hills
  • Crowfoot
  • Fish Creek
  • Forest Lawn
  • Louise Riley
  • Nose Hill
  • Saddletowne
  • Shawnessy
  • Thorn-Hill
  • Village Square

Computer Buddies Contact:

Katie Radke Email: Phone: 403-221-2036

If you are interested in volunteering for the Computer Buddies program, please apply here.