Translator - Nationwide/Remote

Translator - Nationwide/Remote

Ongoing role
J97704
At a glance

Skills

  • Office and Administration Management
  • Advice / Advocacy

Where

Salford, M3 6DP
Remote opportunity

Time

Either in or out of office hours Estimate of time needed:
0-5 hours / month
Flexible, as and when required

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Welcome to Reach Volunteering. We are a community and registered charity that connects people, skills and good causes.

To apply for this role, and any other on our platform, you need to be based in the UK, have at least three years of experience using the skills you wish to volunteer in a professional capacity or have lived experience (for trustee roles). Read more about our criteria.

Would you like to use your translation skills to support survivors of modern slavery?

What will you be doing?

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. 

We are looking for volunteers who could act as translators for us, to accurately translate text from English into any of the languages listed below.

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

What are we looking for?

Person specification:

  • 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.

Training will be provided, reasonable agreed expenses will be reimbursed in line with our expenses policy. A basic DBS check is required for this role, which we will arrange. 

What difference will you make?

Our translating volunteers will make a huge difference as it means that individuals who come into our service are able to read documents in their own language. 

Causes
  • Campaigning
  • Community safety / victim support / domestic violence
  • Criminal justice
  • Human rights
  • Refugees / migrants
  • Organisation type: 
    Charity

    The Medaille Trust is a charity founded by groups of Religious congregations in 2006 to work against the evils of human trafficking in response to the plight of thousands of people who are being...