Human Library Book Volunteer Form

Human Library Book Volunteer Form

The Human Library Champaign-Urbana is looking for some volunteers to be 'books' for our first event!

Volunteer books are individuals from all walks of life who have experienced discrimination/marginalization based upon race, religion, sexual preference, class, gender identity, sex, age, lifestyle choices, disability and other aspects of their life and who want to share their experiences to promote knowledge and challenge stigma surrounding their identity.

The Human Library provides the opportunity for the community to share and understand the experiences of others in their community. During a Human Library event, a ‘reader’ (any member of the community) browses our catalog and decides to have a conversation with a book. Our books and readers consistently have a great time participating in Human Library events. Volunteers have said that they gain insight into their own stories and experiences by listening to the questions of readers. They also find connections in unexpected places- through readers that enjoy sharing their stories as much as our books, through finding that there is more acceptance after the interaction, and through the mutual understanding of being human beyond a single identity. Furthermore, our volunteers meet other volunteers from all different backgrounds and forge friendships.

Please fill out this application, and we will be in touch with you about next steps! If you have any questions, please email us at humanlibrary@library.illinois.edu.

The Human Library Champaign-Urbana is looking for some volunteers to be 'books' for our first event!

Volunteer books are individuals from all walks of life who have experienced discrimination/marginalization based upon race, religion, sexual preference, class, gender identity, sex, age, lifestyle choices, disability and other aspects of their life and who want to share their experiences to promote knowledge and challenge stigma surrounding their identity.

The Human Library provides the opportunity for the community to share and understand the experiences of others in their community. During a Human Library event, a ‘reader’ (any member of the community) browses our catalog and decides to have a conversation with a book. Our books and readers consistently have a great time participating in Human Library events. Volunteers have said that they gain insight into their own stories and experiences by listening to the questions of readers. They also find connections in unexpected places- through readers that enjoy sharing their stories as much as our books, through finding that there is more acceptance after the interaction, and through the mutual understanding of being human beyond a single identity. Furthermore, our volunteers meet other volunteers from all different backgrounds and forge friendships.

Please fill out this application, and we will be in touch with you about next steps! If you have any questions, please email us at humanlibrary@library.illinois.edu.

 

 

 

 

required7. Are you 18 years of age or older?

required7. Are you 18 years of age or older?

required8. I agree to allow photographers to take pictures of me during Human Library events strictly for publicity purposes. These pictures will NOT be used for commercial purposes. If I am under 18 years old, I confirm that my legal guardian consents to allow my likeness to be used. Publicity purposes include communications such as social media, the Human Library website, and print materials.

required8. I agree to allow photographers to take pictures of me during Human Library events strictly for publicity purposes. These pictures will NOT be used for commercial purposes. If I am under 18 years old, I confirm that my legal guardian consents to allow my likeness to be used. Publicity purposes include communications such as social media, the Human Library website, and print materials.

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