In recognition of National Volunteer Week, North Shore Community Resources – the host agency for Volunteer North Shore – has recognized a number of individuals and organizations with Community Volunteer Spirit Awards.
West Vancouver Memorial Library, English Language Learning program facilitators: ELL programs give newcomer participants an opportunity to make social connections as well as improve English language skills. When the library pivoted to virtual programs last March, volunteers were invited to try facilitating a Zoom version of the successful in-person conversation programs. It proved popular and was expanded, and a book club was added. For participants, the program has been critical to their sense of belonging and inclusion.
Read the full North Shore News story here.