Community Tour Guide

Organization Details
Organization Name: Portage Learning and Literacy Centre
Address: 110 Saskatchewan Ave W
Portage la Prairie MB  R1N 0M1
Organizational Description: The Portage Learning and Literacy Centre is a not-for-profit organization providing individuals of the Central Plains region with opportunities to realize their education, employment, and life goals through a positive and supportive environment.
Volunteer Opportunity Details
Description of Duties: -Volunteer orientation sessions will include basic program information and an outline of newcomer settlement needs.
-Suggested guidelines for community orientation will be provided.
-Be a model of English use.
Skills Required: -Knowledge and familiarity of the community and its services and resources.
-Strong commitment to the English language.
-Being multi-lingual is an asset e.g. Hindi, Ukrainian, German, etc.
-Ability to meet and build relationships.
-A valid and current driver's license.
-A valid and current Criminal Record Check and Child Abuse Registry Check must be submitted prior to engaging with newcomers and their families.
Skills Gained/Related Careers: -Be a warm and friendly representative of the community.
-Greet and welcome the new family as soon as possible.
-Provide community information on shopping, schools, recreation, and other resources.
-Provide guided tours of the community to point out areas of importance and interest.
-Answer questions about their new community, local culture, services, etc.
-Provide regular reports to the Volunteer Coordinator and Settlement Services Coordinator.
Age: 17 and under, 18-30, 31-54, 55+
Time Commitment: Daytime, Evening, Weekend
Location of volunteer opportunity: Central
- Portage la Prairie
Does opportunity require a criminal record check? Yes
Will cost be reimbursed? Yes
Does opportunity require a child abuse registry check? Yes
Will cost be reimbursed? Yes
Opportunity is available to candidates that: Are fulfilling volunteer hours for credit
Are supported
Requires child minding
Speaks French
Uses a wheelchair
Speaks another language: All languages
Organization will provide: A letter of reference
Certificate of recognition
Child minding
How to Apply: In Person
Closing Date: Jan 1, 2023