International Family Tracing Interpreter Volunteer (Leeds - Vietnamese - Q2-18)

  • British Red Cross
  • Part Time
  • Leeds
British Red Cross

Job Description

British Red Cross volunteers and staff help families who have been separated by armed conflict, political upheaval, natural disaster or migration to get back in contact with each other. In these situations, communications often break down and families become separated. As a result, people do not know where to turn to find a missing relative or how to get a message to them. Knowing what happened to family members left behind or who have migrated around the world is vital. Our Interpreter volunteers provide an essential communication link between people who use our service and the volunteers and staff supporting them. Many do not speak English as their first language and rely on high quality and confidential interpretation and translation to relay their personal information. We help them to find a way forward at a what can be a difficult and distressing time. You’ll be able to accurately interpret Vietnamese and have experience of being a refugee or asylum seeker. You’ll need access to a phone and computer as you’ll volunteer from home. We’d like you to be able to volunteer: Flexible days and times Monday to Friday For 12 months **Health and Safety Statement** We take an individual approach to ensuring your safety. We may ask you to complete a simple risk assessment. We will also have a conversation with you to discuss any restrictions that may still be in place in your region and identify any adjustments you may need.

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