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DASH (Destitute Asylum Seekers Huddersfield)

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  • Posted 4 months ago
Volunteer Interpreter

Established in 2011, DASH supports refugees and asylum seekers and their families in the Huddersfield area. Our mission is to ensure asylum seekers and refugees in Huddersfield are safe, warm, dry and valued. DASH works with approximately 100 service users per week – 85% of which are people seeking asylum or pre-claim and 15% with recent leave to remain status. DASH specialises in supporting beneficiaries who are destitute but also offers help to those who are: In pre-claim status, Experiencing their initial claim, Refugees setting up benefits and a home after receiving a positive decision, Refugees in a family reunion situation, Seeking further support following refusal. Our range of support includes: Advocacy relating to benefits and accommodation, ESOL classes, Destitution support and hardship payments, Practical support with translation, transport, Home Office signing, detention and appointments. Weekly drop-in sessions offering information, emotional and social support. Most of this support is provided by volunteers supported by 2 members of staff and Trustees.

Opportunities Overview
  • Volunteer Role Title
    Volunteer Interpreter
  • About the Volunteer Role
    In this role you will be supporting clients seeking advice by facilitating the flow of communication between clients with none/limited English and our advisors, solicitors and any other external organisation or service. The languages that we need interpreters for are Albanian, Farsi, Kurdish Sorani, Tigrinya, Kurdish Badini. You will welcome clients to our drop in and interpret spoken and written information. You will need to maintain strict confidentiality. You will participate in relevant training (particularly Community Interpreter Training, which can be secured via DASH). You will be caring and patient and have a good level of English as well as the language of the client. We can offer you reimbursement of travel expenses and an induction to the organisation as well as ongoing training and support. This role will give you the opportunity to make a big difference to people's lives and to experience interpreting for a range of clients. You will have the opportunity to learn more about asylum services and meet lots of new people from a range of backgrounds.
  • Role
  • Type Of Regular
  • Suitable for under 18's
  • Type of role
    Befriending/Support/Care, Teaching/Mentoring
  • Special Requirements
    Application form required, References required, Requires a DBS
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