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Interpreter Volunteer – Romanian

Rough Sleepers Team
We are looking for a commitment of 3 hours a week, between 9am - 12pm, ideally on the same morning each week, although there is some flexibility with this. We are asking for an initial commitment of 2 months.

Team Information

The Rough Sleepers Team are responsible for ensuring the centre is a safe and welcoming environment for clients, volunteers and staff. The team provides the initial contact for clients entering the Resource Centre and establishes the needs of clients by way of informal engagement and initial assessments.

About this Role

As a Volunteer Interpreter, you will be performing a pivotal role within the Rough Sleepers Team. Duties will be varied and the role kept flexible and interesting. Responsibilities can be increased and/or decreased depending on your confidence and interest.

Tasks will include:

  • Assisting the Rough Sleepers team with their assessments of Romanian clients by interpreting
  • When there are no assessments to be done, assisting the team with engaging with Romanian clients and other clients within the centre
  • Translation of our Privacy policy and potential other documents into Romanian

Qualities needed:

  • Aged 18 or over – essential
  • Fluent in Romanian and English - essential
  • Ability to interpret and translate accurately – essential
  • Ability to demonstrate an inclusive and non judgmental attitude
  • Reliability and willingness to commit to regular shifts
  • Patience and ability to engage with others
  • Ability to uphold and respect The Passage policies and procedures

What you can expect:

  • Volunteer induction and in the role training
  • Supervision by Rough Sleepers Customer Service Adviser
  • Free meal if you volunteer for five hours or contribution to lunch costs
  • Travel expenses reimbursed according with our Finance Policy

Recruitment Method

Complete the application and Equality and Diversity monitoring forms and email to volunteering@passage.org.uk

The role is subject to the provision of two references, an informal interview and attendance at a Volunteer Induction session. For questions about the role or the application process, please contact the Volunteering Team on 0207 592 1863

Application Form

Please download an application form. Email completed forms to volunteering@passage.org.uk or post printed forms to St Vincent's Centre, Carlisle Place, London SW1P 1NL

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If you have any questions relating to volunteering, please contact the Volunteering Team

 020 7592 1863