Employment and Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteering and Job Opportunities with the Portage Learning and Literacy Centre

Employment Opportunities

None available at this time.

Volunteer Opportunities

The Portage Learning and Literacy Centre is currently looking for at least one more member of the community to join our Board of Directors.

Members of the Board of Directors

The Portage Learning and Literacy Centre is a not-for-profit organization providing individuals of the Central Plains region with opportunities to realize their literacy, educational, employment, and life goals through a positive and supportive environment. The affairs of the PLLC are governed by a Board of Directors.

Board members play a key role in setting the direction and priorities of the Centre—this is a great way to make a substantial contribution to the organization and the community.

The Board of Directors is the acknowledged final authority of PLLC.  Its objectives are as follows:  (1) To ensure that services provided are within the Objects of PLLC, Inc.;  (2) To ensure that the highest possible standards of service are offered and available to the community at reasonable cost; (3) To ensure the financial health of PLLC, Inc.

All interested individuals should apply to be a member of the Board of Directors by filling out our online volunteer application form found below.  If you prefer a paper copy or if you have any questions, please stop by our office at 110 Saskatchewan Ave. West, Portage la Prairie, or email volunteer@learningcentre.net.

Other Volunteer Opportunities:

Thank you for your interest in the Volunteer Program. As a volunteer, you may choose options that are most suitable to your personality and your schedule. We are always looking for dedicated volunteers to fill the following positions:

ESL Classroom Assistant is responsible for assisting the ESL Instructor with teaching English to newcomers in the classroom, as planned and directed by the ESL Instructor.

Language Tutor meets individually or in small group settings to help newcomers improve conversational English and gain confidence.

Settlement Partner meets individually with newcomers to offer friendship, support, community tours, and an opportunity to practice English.

Special Events Assistant provides support to our staff for organizing and implementing planned special events for newcomers to build connections in the community.

Career Mentor is responsible for providing the opportunity for internationally trained people to practice in their respective careers.

Conversation Club Facilitator leads a group discussion to allow newcomers to practice their English and learn about the community and all facets of living in Canada.

Literacy Classroom Support is responsible for assisting the instructor and students in the Literacy classroom during the day.

If you are interested in volunteering for us, please fill out and submit the application form below and we will follow up with you to discuss your interests and complete the following required documents:

  • Volunteer Confidentiality Agreement
  • Waiver of Claims & Release of Liability
  • Child Abuse Registry Check
  • Criminal Record Check

Upcoming Events

Sep
26
Tue
6:00 pm ESL Classes – Stage 1 and Stage 2 @ Portage Learning and Literacy Centre
ESL Classes – Stage 1 and Stage 2 @ Portage Learning and Literacy Centre
Sep 26 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
ESL Stage 1 (CLB 1-4) and Stage 2 (CLB 5-8) run throughout the year, Tuesday and Thursday evenings. Contact us today for more information.
Sep
27
Wed
6:00 pm ESL Class – Stage 1 @ Portage Learning and Literacy Centre
ESL Class – Stage 1 @ Portage Learning and Literacy Centre
Sep 27 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Classes for ESL Stage 1 (CLB 1-4) run Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday evening each week.
Sep
28
Thu
6:00 pm ESL Classes – Stage 1 and Stage 2 @ Portage Learning and Literacy Centre
ESL Classes – Stage 1 and Stage 2 @ Portage Learning and Literacy Centre
Sep 28 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
ESL Stage 1 (CLB 1-4) and Stage 2 (CLB 5-8) run throughout the year, Tuesday and Thursday evenings. Contact us today for more information.
Oct
2
Mon
6:30 pm Conversation Circle @ the PLLC @ Portage Learning and Literacy Centre
Conversation Circle @ the PLLC @ Portage Learning and Literacy Centre
Oct 2 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Open to anyone wanting to make new friends and practice their English in a fun, informal setting.
Oct
3
Tue
6:00 pm ESL Classes – Stage 1 and Stage 2 @ Portage Learning and Literacy Centre
ESL Classes – Stage 1 and Stage 2 @ Portage Learning and Literacy Centre
Oct 3 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
ESL Stage 1 (CLB 1-4) and Stage 2 (CLB 5-8) run throughout the year, Tuesday and Thursday evenings. Contact us today for more information.