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Refugee Support - Interpreter Volunteer (Newcastle - Vietnamese - Q2-27)

British Red Cross

Job Description

British Red Cross volunteers help thousands of refugees, asylum seekers and vulnerable migrants every year enabling people to draw upon their own strengths to withstand crisis and rebuild their lives. 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. For many people, this can be a difficult and distressing process. We help them to find a way forward and help them start their lives in a new country. You must have your own phone, have a good level of English, and be excellent/fluent in Vietnamese. Commitment: You will need to be available/on call at least 2 days of the week to help with appointments. Our appointments can take between 1 and 3 hours and will be held Monday to Friday between 10am and 5pm. Location: The role will take place at your home, over the phone, and sometimes in the office. You will need to live locally to the North East. We would be particularly interested to hear from you if you have experience of being a refugee or asylum seeker. **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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