Conversation Circles: English Communication Skills

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: -Meeting times and locations are flexible, depending on volunteer and newcomer availability
-Arrange meeting times one or two conversation meetings per week
-One to two hours per meeting
-Guided conversations - assist newcomers as they work on daily conversation skills, pronunciation, and new vocabulary
Skills Required: -Formal English i.e.: Classroom and Informal English i.e. Conversational English Speaking
-Strong commitment to the English language
-Ability to meet and build relationships
-A valid and current Criminal Record Check and a Child Abuse Registry form must be submitted prior to engaging with newcomers
-Keep private client information confidential
Skills Gained/Related Careers:
Age: 17 and under, 18-30, 31-54, 55+
Time Commitment: Daytime, Evening
Location of volunteer opportunity: Central
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