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Filza

by Christine P - 7 Comment(s)

Filza is one of the newest additions to our team of youth volunteers and we are very happy to have her! She began volunteering just over a month ago and has since been hooked; in just a short period of time she has been involved with CyberSeniors Connect, Computer Buddies and ESL Teen Talk.

Filza enjoys volunteering because it gives her the opportunity to communicate with members of the community. “The greatest part of volunteering is that you are able to interact with a diverse group of participants and are able to help the community strive to accomplish a goal.”

Over spring break Filza volunteered for ESL Teen Talk, a program where youth English language learners can practice their language skills while enjoying conversation, fun activities and interaction with peer volunteers. She obviously enjoyed her time: “In the ESL Teen Talk program it was amazing how there were people from eleven different countries gathered into one room. Despite our differences we were all able to unite as a collective group and were successfully able to interact and make friends. This program is unlike any other in the sense that a bond was created among the group. My favorite part is that the volunteers and the participants are not only comfortable in sharing one and others ideas, but are also encouraging and appreciating each other.”

If you are interested in learning more about our youth volunteer opportunities click here.

CyberSeniors Connect Programs

by Christine Pinkney - 0 Comment(s)

The Calgary Public Library’s newest volunteer program is happening in Cyberspace!

CyberSeniors Connect brings together teen volunteers with mature adults who want to buff up their computer skills. The program is open to participants who are 5o years and up. With one-on-one help from their own teen computer coaches, these CyberSeniors are learning to navigate the Web.

The students have a chance to explore their own interests at their own pace. Some are learning keyboards shortcuts; some are mastering Google Maps; others are finding out about Twitter and Facebook. Who better to learn from than a youth mentor?

To volunteer for this program pleas contact Katie Radke.

Phone: 403-221-2036 E-mail: katie.radke@calgarypubliclibrary.com