Interpreter / Translator (unpaid, field and remote, Arabic, Farsi, Urdu, Pashto, Kurdish, Greek)
OVERVIEW: interpreters/translators shall assist field Advocates and remote Advocates in
providing legal aid to refugees and asylum seekers in camps and detention centers throughout
Greece as well as remotely via email, phone and Skype.
Field interpreters/translators will be supporting field Advocates in providing legal aid to refugees
and asylum seekers in Greece. Advocates Abroad has field missions on Samos, Chios, Lesvos,
Leros, and in Athens and Thessaloniki. Upon recruitment, a training program will be offered in
preparation of the field mission. Minimum mission duration is two weeks, full-time. Long term
volunteers are strongly encouraged to apply. Advocates is a fully volunteer-based organization and
is unable to reimburse expenses made for travel to and accommodation while working in the field.
Advocates provides limited reimbursements for operational expenses made during a field mission.
Remote interpreters/translators will be providing support to Advocates’ operations by assisting
Advocates in translations and interpretations over phone, email and Skype. Upon recruitment, a
training program will be offered in preparation of the remote work. The minimum required availability
is 5 hours per week, with a minimum commitment of three months.
Demonstrated experience with and commitment to working with refugees and
asylum seekers is highly desirable. A strong sense of integrity, cultural sensitivity and ability to
maintain confidentiality are required. Fluency in English. Prior experience in interpretation and
translation work is highly desirable.
HOW TO APPLY:
Send CV and letter of interest to email@example.com with subject
About ADVOCATES ABROAD
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Advocates is a legal aid non-profit that has supported refugees in the European Union and elsewhere in the world, since it was founded in 2016 by an American lawyer who saw that lawyers could make a life and death difference to refugees seeking asylum and safety in Greece and other European Union states. Over 1000 Advocates volunteer lawyers, MHPPS specialists, and interpreters have served in field missions to help over 40,000 refugees. The heart of Advocates mission is to support people applying for protection to protect them from being returned to deadly threats in the countries they fled.
Advocates Abroad is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization of volunteers dedicated to humanitarian aid in crisis zones.
Advocates, both field & remote, are local & foreign attorneys, interpreters, asylum experts and medical professionals.
Since 2016, Advocates teams have been trained and deployed to various locations to provide critical legal aid to thousands of refugees and asylum seekers in the EU and Middle East.
Advocates Abroad does not accept any form of compensation from any refugee or asylum seeker for any service provided.
Advocates Abroad serves all refugees and asylum seekers in need, without discrimination of background or identity.