Oxfam Shop Volunteer
Requirements:Fluency in Somali and English
Fantastic Interpreter Volunteers support our Crosscare information and advocacy staff to run migrant clinics with a focus on issues relating to housing, homelessness and social welfare.
We are looking for Somali speaking volunteers with fluent English to join our team!
Volunteers will be supported and supervised at all times so no prior interpreter experience or knowledge of housing, homelessness and social welfare services is required for the role. These are skills that you will learn from this really interesting role whilst supporting people in need!
Information Clinics: Thursdays 2-4pm Fortnightly
Commitment 1 session every 2-4 weeks or fixed term options available for summer
Is training provided?: Yes
Please note that Garda Vetting is required for this position.
Tasks that the volunteer(s) will be expected to undertake:
To provide a confidential interpreting service through Somali for clients who attend our clinics
To assist Information Officers in providing an information and advocacy service to clients who present to our clinics through Somali and English
To assist with translation of information leaflets and documents when required
To report any major issues with the service to your volunteer manager
Skills required for this role:
Fluent English and Somali
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
Commitment to working with Crosscare's Migrant service client group
Details of time commitment needed for role:
Thursdays fortnightly 2-4pm Volunteer Commitment 1 session every 2-4 weeks or fixed term options available for summer
Minimum time commitment per week:
1 hour p/week
Additional screening required for this role:
• Completed Application form • X2 Character References • Garda Vetting (Vulnerable adults & Children) • Informal interview
If you have any questions about this role please feel free to get in touch:
Name: Orla McAndrew
Address: Crosscare, Clonliffe College, Dublin 3
StudentVolunteer.ie enables students to have the opportunity to: enrich your personal development and employability skills, have a fun experience, meet new people, and give back to your community. Sign up now.Register Now