Arabic Interpreter

Our Interpreter volunteers provide an essential communication link between people who use our service and the volunteers and staff supporting them.
Duration: Ongoing
When can volunteers volunteer? Weekly

This grid shows when you can volunteer for this organisation. E.G Monday morning.

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

Interpreting and translating verbatim in one to one or group situations to help people using our service communicate with others. This could be face to face locally, or remotely locally or nationally.
Translation of forms or guidance
Written translation to complete required forms/paperwork
Use your Red Cross training to give emotional support to adults and children

Skill and Qualifications Required:

Strong communication skills and empathetic about the situation and needs of refugees, asylum seekers and vulnerable migrants
Able to volunteer in a multicultural environment
Able to verbally interpret and translate fluently in the specified language
Able to write in the language (as well as in English) would be helpful
Emotionally resilient as you may need to deal with challenging or difficult situations
Keep the people we support at the heart of what you do

Areas of Interest: Community, Crisis Support, Customer Services, Health and wellbeing
Opportunity suitable for: Long term commitment, People seeking work
What activities will the volunteer do? Interpretation
Skills gained in this role: Listening, Managing people, Talking to others
Home based opportunity? No
DBS Check Required: No
Opportunity Accessibility: Accessible toilets

About the host organisation

Hosted by: British Red Cross