Removing Language Barriers


(43.37244,-88.14866)
 

Cause Areas

When

It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.

Where

P.O. Box 117West Bend, WI 53095
Volunteers

About

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!

DUTIES:

  • 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

Qualifications:

  • 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.
  • ATA Certified

Contact Holland Dvorak at:

262-334-5598 ext. 110

TLPAdvocate@friendswi.org

Skills

  • American Sign Language
  • Bilingual
  • Translation
  • English as a Secondary Language (ESL)
  • Spanish

Good Match For

N/A

Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Minimum 6 months

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