The 2018 hurricane season has been extraordinarily active in parts of the U.S., with Hurricane Florence currently impacting millions in the Carolinas. As this natural disaster unfolds, the staff here at VolunteerMatch is doing its part to ensure that, if you are in an affected community, you are prepared and safe. And if you are looking to help with disaster relief efforts, you know about the most effective ways to contribute.
Victims of domestic and sexual violence find safety and security at FRIENDS. While staying in our shelter or meeting with an advocate for 1:1 sessions, we want to make sure all of our clients receive the best care possible. Language barriers between staff and clients can make a scary or traumatizing time even scarier for the client.
If you can help by signing on to be an interpreter with us, the difference you make will be immeasurable!
Attend client/staff sessions in-person at FRIENDS
Interpret conversations between FRIENDS staff and clients
Maintain confidentiality of clients and staff
Translate documents as able
Motivated to help others
Preferred: knowledge of Domestic and Sexual Violence Trauma, but will train as necessary
Qualified or certified interpreters - our biggest current need is for Spanish speaking interpreters, but we are hoping to expand our pool of volunteers to be as inclusive as possible.