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Library Champions Information Session [VIRTUAL]
Wednesday, March 30 at 12:30 p.m.–1:30 p.m.
Join us via Zoom on March 30, 2022 to learn more about Volunteering with Library Champions!
The NewToBC Team is looking for new Library Champions! Each year more than 150 people are trained as Library Champions. They offer 15 groups per year delivered in different cities across Metro Vancouver and the Fraser Valley.
The Library Champions Project (LCP) is looking for newcomers who are:
- A permanent resident, but not yet a Canadian citizen
- 19 years of age or older
- Enthusiastic about libraries
- Interested in volunteering in the community to share information about library and settlement resources with other newcomers
What is the Library Champions Project?
The Library Champions Project (LCP) is a three-month volunteer program for new immigrants.
During the project, Library Champions are trained to conduct outreach to other new immigrants. The LCP’s four training sessions focus on building communication, presentation, and outreach skills and on gaining an understanding of the range of programs, services, and resources that are provided by libraries and immigrant and community service agencies.
After the training, Library Champions develop an outreach plan that is doable for them and fits their schedule. These plans include sharing information with friends, family, colleagues, and other community members, giving group presentations, speaking with community agencies, and using social media. LCP facilitators support the Library Champions with their outreach by helping them identify additional contacts and overcoming any challenges.
On average, each Library Champion shares information with more than 50 other new immigrants. As of September 2021, more than 1,750 new immigrants have been trained as Library Champions and these individuals have reached out to more than 96,700 other new immigrants!
Libraries across the province are a part of the Library Champions Project. The project is also supported by numerous immigrant-serving organizations and community agencies which assist with project promotion and referrals.
Please visit New to BC to register!