British Red Cross volunteers

Role: Interpreter Volunteer – London (N1 0PW)

You can use your language skills to help refugees
About this role

This role is an essential communication link between people who use the International Family Tracing service, Refugee Support, Family Reunion, Young Refugee, and staff and volunteers who provide the service. Many of our service users do not speak English as their first language and they rely on high-quality, confidential interpretation and translation to relay their personal information. For many of our service users, having to give information about loved ones and how separation occurred are a difficult and distressing process so a certain amount of personal resilience is required to carry out this role.

Duration: Minimum 1 day a week during working hours (9 a.m. – 5 p.m.) with a minimum commitment of 1 year.

Screening interviews will take place on:
Monday 13 th and Wednesday 15 th from 9 am – 5 pm

Support interview will take place on: 30 & 31 March 2017

Typical tasks include

> Facilitating communication between caseworker and service user by providing interpretation and/or translation services, either by telephone or in person

> Interpreting/translating according to the British Red Cross Interpreting Guidelines

> Assisting clients in completing forms in their own language if required

If you have any questions, please contact: Volunteer Manager Fraydon Aryan by email:

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