Volunteering

Volunteering

We are looking for teens, adults, and seniors who want to get involved in our community.

Here is an overview of volunteering opportunities. Got a question? Email us at volunteer@yourlibrary.ca.

Tech Buddies Volunteer (Winter 2019)
Working as part of a small team, Tech Buddies volunteers will provide hands-on help with technology learning to seniors at various seniors’ facilities in Richmond. Volunteers should be tech-savvy and comfortable teaching technology basics (including phone, tablet, and computer) to others. This position is open to volunteers who are 50+. Additional languages are an asset. Recruitment for the Winter 2019 session (January-March) of Tech Buddies will be open from September 1st – October 31st, 2018.

Event Assistant
Working with RPL staff volunteers will help at mid to large scale events at the library by being an event greeter, handing out programs and collecting evaluation forms. No previous experience required.

Program Assistant
Working with RPL staff, volunteers will assist at Computer Basics, English Corner and Everyday English. Skills required are dependent on the program i.e. intermediate computer skills and Microsoft Office Suite. Speaking Mandarin or Cantonese is an asset.

Event Assistant
Working with RPL staff and/or community presenters, volunteers will help at mid to large scale events at the library by being an event greeter, crowd control, handing out programs and collecting evaluation forms. No previous experience required.

Program Assistant - Child
Working with RPL staff or community presenters, volunteers will help children to learn, create and connect with each other.

Reading Buddies
One on one reading with children in grades 1-3. Reading and communication skills at secondary school level required.

Le Club Français
One to one French reading practice with children in grades 1-3. Reading and communication skills at secondary level French required.

Mine Craft Club
Knowledge of Mine Craft required

Digital Learning Classes
Interest in or experience with 3D printing, coding, ebooks, green screen and/or various other digital technology required.

Chess Club
Working with community presenters assisting children in grades 1-7 at chess learning programs. Intermediate chess skills required.

After School Help
One on one homework support for children in grades 1- 7. Good knowledge of math and science at secondary level required.

Our Volunteer Requirements

You must:

  • Be at least 14 years of age
  • Be able to attend an interview
  • Provide us with 2 references
  • Be able to communicate in English
  • Be available for 3 months of volunteer service within a calendar year

Other Ways to Get Involved

Be a Library Champion

The NewToBC Library Champions Project is looking for newcomers who are:

  • 19 years of age or older
  • A permanent resident, but not yet a Canadian citizen
  • Enthusiastic about libraries
  • Interested in volunteering in the community to share information about library and settlement resources with other newcomers

» Click here if you want to know more about being a Library Champion.



The Library thanks
Richmond Cares Richmond Gives
and
The City of Richmond
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