In 2014, two compassionate women from different parts of the world came together to inspire positive actions and peaceful resolutions. We pick up the resettlement process where the U.S. refugee resettlement agencies leave off. Our Vision is "bridging the hearts and minds of all people ".
Building Peaceful Bridges (BPB) is a nonprofit organization supporting people of all faiths whose mission is to foster multicultural relationships by assisting in the integration of refugees into American society and educating communities on the challenges facing refugee populations through their stories.
We assist in family resettlement by building trust, hope, resilience and empowerment to refugee families. Our programs include Mentoring/Sponsoring, Cultural Educational Events, and Donations. As such, we are looking for a Translator that can help us better build trust and communicate with our Arabic-speaking families.
What you will do
Be a part of a team that supports a refugee family.
Meet with the family 1+ times a week (virtually, until face-to-face visits can be restored) to build a bridge of communication between the Arabic-speaking individuals and the BPB representative.
What you need
A character that thrives on fluidity, exhibits adaptability, and remains calm under pressure.
Arabic language skills to include speaking, reading and writing.
An open mind, a global world view, and a strong sense of humor!
Translators give between 1 and 3 hours a week (or more if interested) and commit to 6+ months. All support is virtual, with the anticipation that face-to-face meetings will resume in the future.
What will you get?
This is an unpaid, volunteer position. Instead of compensation, our Translator volunteers get to partner and with experienced BPB volunteers to develop the skills needed to make a difference in the lives of refugee families.
How to apply
If you are looking to make a meaningful difference in the community, the state, the country, the world, then please reach out today. Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and include a statement telling us why you want to be a Translator, and a snapshot of your relevant skills, abilities, and languages spoken.
Building Peaceful Bridges is a 501(c)(3) organization.
Building Peaceful Bridges (BPB) is a nonprofit organization supporting people of all faiths whose mission is to foster multicultural relationships by - assisting in the integration of refugees into American society and, - educating communities on the challenges facing refugee populations through their stories. Vision "bridging the hearts and minds of all people".
BPB invites you to visit: www.buildingpeacefulbridges.org
HISTORY In 2014, two compassionate women from different parts of the world came together to inspire positive actions and peaceful resolutions. Seeds of mutual respect, compassion, and love grew out of multicultural luncheons and ultimately blossomed into BPB.
BPB FILLS INTEGRATION VOID - IMPLEMENTS PHASE II BPB picks up the resettlement process where the U.S. refugee resettlement agencies leave off. The first phase of resettlement is funded under the U.S. Refugee Admissions Program. BPB partners with resettlement agencies and other social service organizations to bridge the integration gap.
PROGRAMS Mentoring/Sponsoring Refugee Families BPB assists in family resettlement by donating financial and non-cash assistance, establishing a community safety net, recurring monthly visits, assisting in the citizenship process, and building trust, hope, security, and empowerment.
Cultural Educational Events BPB sponsors speaking events in local venues to foster awareness of the resettlement process as well as to educate audiences regarding refugee stories.
Pick-up and Delivery of Non-Cash donations BPB brokers donations of food, furniture, clothing, and other household items to families during resettlement.
Advocacy & Human Rights
Education & Literacy
Immigrants & Refugees
We'll work with your schedule.
This is a Virtual Opportunity, with no fixed address.
November 6, 2020
Must be at least 18
Orientation or Training
One - 3 hours per week with a 6+ month commitment
Volunteers must have compassion, hope, integrity, foster inclusiveness, show respect and have a willingness to bring their knowledge to a family in need.