Volunteer Role: Interpreter

Published date: 08 February 2019

Closing date: Open ended

Main objectives of the role:

This volunteering opportunity provides consecutive interpreting support to RAK clients when attending appointments and/or sessions. This could include appointments with solicitors & advisers and information sessions or training. It is most likely to be supporting RAK clients in one to one session’s with advice professionals.

Responsibilities/ Skills:

-To clearly interpret for our clients in Immigration, Advocacy and Advice appointments.

-To sign up to the strict code of conduct required for the consecutive interpretation in terms of confidentiality

-To be competent linguistically to interpret English to other languages with emphasis on the specialist language associated with the process of seeking asylum.

-To have excellent cultural awareness and act in a respectful manner towards RAK clients. 

-To be able to work flexibly and with ease in a busy working office environment.

-To be able to act impartially at all times and within the Refugee Action Kingston, Interpreters Agreement. 

-To be emotionally resilient  

-To maintain professional boundaries with our clients.


-To attend the RAK Induction
-To attend relevant training sessions and courses subsequent to that.
-To attend supervision meetings and group meetings as required

Hours / Days / Location: 

1 day per week (flexible) at Siddeley House or occasionally at Piper Hall in Norbiton.

Please send your completed application form to amy.lenderyou@refugeeactionkingston.org.uk

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