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Volunteering

Volunteer translation support

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The Stronger Communities Middlesbrough Cohesion project looks at support, which is provided to residents in Middlesbrough who have been in the UK for 10 years or less.

The project is split into 3 elements and one of these is welcoming new migrants to Middlesbrough which looks what information is provided to new communities in Middlesbrough. As a part of this, we want to provide translation support as part of the welcome sessions so it is easier for people to understand information who might have limited English.

Specific duties

  • Support the welcome sessions at Newport and North Ormesby Community Hubs by providing translation to groups of people.
  • Provide feedback and engagement on the Welcome sessions so we can improve the sessions for the future.
  • To help identify groups in Middlesbrough who might benefit from the welcome session so they can learn more life skills in the UK and more about Middlesbrough.

Experience and skills

  • To be able to communicate effectively.
  • Good knowledge of one or more languages including English.
  • This volunteering opportunity would require the translation of spoken words into languages depending on demand.

Days/times required

Approximately 2 half days each month within Newport Community Hub and North Ormesby Community Hub in Middlesbrough.

The dates for the October sessions are the following:

October 10th 10:00-14:00 North Ormesby Community HUB.

DBS required

No

Other responsibilities

  • Where a volunteer has a disability, Middlesbrough Council will make every reasonable effort to supply the necessary aids, equipment or adaptations to enable a volunteer to carry out their role.
  • All volunteers are expected to demonstrate a commitment to the principles of equality of opportunity and fairness of treatment in relation to their volunteer role and adhere to the Council’s Volunteer Policy in carrying out their volunteer role.
  • All volunteers are expected to respect all confidentialities and principles and practice of the Data Protection Act.
  • All volunteers are required to comply with Health and Safety policies and legislation.

Apply

If you're interested please complete the online expression of interest form.

Where a volunteer is disabled, Middlesbrough Council will make every reasonable effort to supply the necessary aids, equipment or adaptations to enable a volunteer to carry out their role.