Translating Service Bangla, Urdu and Gujarati

We need a volunteer who is fluent in English and at least one other language. Preferably Bangla, Gujarati, Urdu or another language not mentioned if you think there is a demand for it. You will help with translating documents to and help providing access to council services to the best of your abilities.
Duration: Ongoing
When can volunteers volunteer? Weekly
Availability:

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Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
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Tasks the volunteer will be required to do:

- Translate all kinds of documents.
- Help service users with making appointments like GP, Dentists and other health departments.
- Help to apply or to update housing and housing benefit, child benefit, child tax credits.
- Help Contacting schools, colleges, and Lifelong Learning Centre.

Requirements: Relevant qualification or training
Skill and Qualifications Required:

Fluent in English and one other language. A recognised qualification in another language or translating and interpreting qualification.

Areas of Interest: Civil rights, Hospitals, Human rights, Immigrants, International aid, IT, Libraries, Literacy, Race and Ethnicity, Social Welfare
Opportunity suitable for: Employee Volunteers, Event, Older people, People seeking work
What activities will the volunteer do? Befriending, Interpretation, IT, Support Work, Translation
Skills gained in this role: Counselling, IT, Leadership, Listening, Talking to others
Home based opportunity? No
DBS Check Required: Yes
Opportunity Accessibility: Clearly marked accessible parking spaces, Step free access clearly signposted into the building, Automatic opening doors, Lift to other floors / step free access throughout the building, Accessible toilets

About the host organisation

Hosted by: Oldham Library Service
Organisation Profile: Oldham Council libraries provides access, through a network of 12 libraries and a Library At Home Service, to a creative and wide range of services, including: • Resources available for loan such as books and audio-visual materials. • Reference titles • Digital resources (including e-books) • Internet access • Community and study spaces • Events and activities At the heart of our library offer is a high quality information service that supports the development of knowledge, enabling customers of all ages and walks of life to make intellectual journeys and develop their skills. The libraries are a community hub where all are welcome whatever their background. They offer a safe space for everyone. Alongside being a facility for free information and reading, Oldham Council libraries offers access to many other services, including for example, IT literacy courses, Job Clubs and live theatre performances. Oldham Council libraries actively supports the Council’s commitment to creating a co-operative future; one where citizens, partners and staff work together to improve the borough. Our core values are encompassed within the word FORWARD and are as follows: • Fairness • Openness • Responsibility • Working Together • Accountability • Respect • Democracy