Become a Porto Ambassador!
Be the liaison between Porto Charities and your school or parish
About Our Ambassador Program
Porto Ambassadors play an important role in helping Porto Charities build awareness and raise funds while serving as advocates to their local schools, parishes & businesses for the inclusion of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities in our communities. A Porto Ambassador serves as a part-time volunteer and liaison between Porto Charities and their local institution to provide a “direct link” with Porto Charities.
Commitment to the belief that individuals with special needs are part of God’s creative work, and should be able to reach their full potential by having the opportunity to receive an enriching, inclusive education, and the opportunity to seek meaningful employment.
Understanding of Porto’s mission and impact on Diocesan schools, parishes, and local businesses and organizations.
Past and/or current participation as a school peer mentor, in PCI events, webinars, office work, or other volunteer activities in support of our mission.
Part-time, volunteer position. Flexible based on current needs, event schedule and school calendar. Time required may increase occasionally, especially during weeks leading up to major events.
Liaison with school and/or parish leadership to determine opportunities to build awareness of Porto Charities;
Collaborate with parish and/or school staff to identify communication tools (websites, bulletins, newsletters, social media, etc.) to share Porto Charities’ information and messages. Help identify contacts, deadlines, and procedures for publication of content;
If possible, speak briefly at Masses, PTA, or PTO meetings and/or back-to-school nights and parish activities about Porto and the benefits of becoming an inclusive community and opportunities to support Porto Charities' initiatives and programs;
Help coordinate your school, parish, or organization’s involvement in Porto's special events with guidance from the Porto Charities staff;
Help coordinate at least one school/parish-based fundraising event annually to support inclusive education and Porto's mission;
Promote Porto Charitie’s Annual Charity Golf Tournament, Inclusion Awards Gala, and other friend and fundraising activities. Encourage participation and volunteer opportunities.
Meet our first two official Porto Ambassadors, Tris and Rich, who have volunteered to be our ambassadors to Nativity Catholic Church Parish in Burke.