Child and Youth Volunteers

Throughout the year, the School and Applied Child Psychology (SACP) program requires child and youth volunteers to work with graduate students on a learning task for one of their courses.

Age Range: Volunteers will be school-aged children, between 8 and 16 years, to participate in a variety of academic and/or cognitive tasks.

Length of Time: The volunteers will complete a number of academic (reading, writing, math) and/or cognitive tasks, that are typical of the types of tests that school/child psychologists administer. These tasks require approximately 3 hours to complete.

Location: All tasks are completed at the Integrated Services in Education clinic on campus at the University of Calgary.

Overview of Process: The volunteer will be working one-to-one with a graduate student. The session will be video-taped and submitted to the course instructor so that the graduate student can be assessed on their ability to administer the various tasks in the correct manner.  The video-tape will be destroyed after being marked by the course instructor and/or teaching assistant.  As these assessments are for training and educational purposes, the results are not considered valid and, as such, cannot be shared with parents.

Should a child be experiencing learning difficulties and/or require a psycho-educational assessment within the upcoming academic year, it is recommended that he/she does not participate in these volunteer activities.

Each participating child will be given a $25 gift certificate from Chapters/Indigo. 

Children/youth who have volunteered in past years have enjoyed these activities.

If you are interested in having your child volunteer, contact us by sending an email to, providing your name, your child's name, child's age, and a contact phone number.

Thank you in advance for your support of SACP students.