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International Family Tracing Interpreter Volunteer
Location: Easton, Bristol
Languages we are currently looking for Interpreters for are Pashto, Kurdish Sorani and Dari.
About the role
This role is an essential communication link between people who use the service, 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 is a difficult and distressing process so a certain amount of personal resilience is required to carry out this role.
About the Team
We use kindness to help those in crisis.
Every year thousands of refugees, asylum seekers and migrants arrive in the UK with little support, money, or opportunities. Sometimes these people don't even have the means to find and contact their loved ones back home. It's our job to do what we can to help.
We're a diverse, busy team dotted all over the country who share the common goal of doing what we can to make refugee lives that little bit brighter. From providing emotional support to reuniting families, we're committed to helping as many people as we can in as many ways as we can. Seeing the look on someone's face when they are put back in contact with a partner, parent, or child, that they thought they'd never see again is simply priceless.
About the person
You need to have good interpersonal, diplomacy, communication and teamwork skills although full training will be given for specific organisational requirements. We keep the beneficiary at the heart of what we do, working to understand their needs and the difference we make. Also someone who is:
This role requires a DBS/PVG/Access NI check to the appropriate level.
Tasks included in this Role:
What We Offer
Here's a little bit more about us...
The British Red Cross help anyone, anywhere in the UK; get the support they need if crisis strikes.
From hiring a wheelchair or dealing with loneliness, to adjusting to life in a new country - we're there when you need us. Our goal is to connect human kindness with human crisis.
We're part of the global Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, and we believe in the power of kindness.
Our organisation was born out of a desire to bring help without discrimination. Impartiality and neutrality have been central values for the Red Cross since we started.
We support a huge range of people and we recruit for a diverse workforce - including disabled and ethnic minority candidates. This is to contribute to the breadth of experience we need to respond to people in crisis.
Young People and This Role
Whilst we value the contribution Young People make to the British Red Cross, to carry out full delivery of this service volunteers must be 18 years or older.
Connecting human kindness with human crisis