Volunteer Opportunity - Volunteer Translator

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Volunteering Opportunity*: Volunteer Translator – Remote/Flexible Locations


Organisation name: Medaille Trust

Address: Cathedral Centre, 3 Ford Street, Salford, M3 6DP

Registered Chairty number: 1117830

Website: https://www.medaille-trust.org.uk/

Main contact details: Katie Moreton – Volunteer Coordinator volunteering@medaille-trust.org.uk

Time commitment: Flexible


About the Organisation:

Medaille Trust supports and empowers survivors of modern slavery, trafficking and exploitation. We do this in a number of ways, from offering safe accommodation, to offering support both in our safehouses and out in the community on our Moving on Projects. Our work also includes advocacy and awareness raising in the UK as well as an entrepreneurship academy in Albania, which provides meaningful alternatives to those who may otherwise be at risk of exploitation. All our work embodies a commitment to personalised support, recognising the dignity and agency of our service users and empowering them on a path to a life that is free from slavery and exploitation.

Many of our service users don’t use English as their first language and rely on high quality translation to understand information. We are looking for volunteers who can accurately translate English text into any of the languages below: Mandarin, Bengali, Arabic, Amharic, French, Albanian, Vietnamese, Romanian, Polish, Tigrinya, Punjabi, Urdu and Hindi.

About the Opportunity:

Person Specification (What skills you will need for the role):

• To hold a translating or interpreting qualification or to hold a degree (in any subject) and be fluent in speaking and writing in English, and one or more of the languages above.

• Have excellent command of English and other language(s). • Grammatical accuracy.

• Excellent proof-reading skills.

• Excellent IT skills.

• Able to work independently.

• Excellent communication skills.

• Ability to maintain confidentiality.

• Need to be 18 years old or over.

• Must have use of own computer.


What skills/support can you expect to gain from the role?:


  • Gain knowledge on modern slavery, including the prevalence and signs to look out for as part of their induction.

  • Gain access to our training platform, where they will be able to undertake any training modules they wish from there.

  • They will receive regular supervision.

  • They will receive newsletters, have the opportunity to meet with other volunteers.

  • They will also be able to ask for a reference after volunteering for 6 months with us.

  • Volunteer risk assessment – We conduct risk assessments for all of our opportunities.

  • Copy of Public Liability insurance certificate as appropriate.

    Training will be given. Reasonable, agreed expenses will be reimbursed in line with our expenses policy. A basic DBS check is required for the opportunity, which we will arrange.

    To apply please visit our website https://www.medaille-trust.org.uk/take-action/volunteering or email volunteering@medaille-trust.org.uk for more information.