Dari interpreters needed
Given the recent fall of the Afghan government, the rapid evacuation in August, and the ongoing humanitarian need in Afghanistan, Bethany Christian Services has begun taking placements of unaccompanied Afghan minors. The Afghan minors are transported here from refugee centers overseas and arrive in our program to receive case management, mental health, medical, and educational services each day. The goal of our program is typically reunification with family; however, given the present danger in Afghanistan, these minors will likely seek unaccompanied refugee status in the US, which will allow them to help their families to seek refuge in the US in the future.
We are in need of Dari interpreters to help assist in the translation of documents as well as interpretation services during classes, therapy and case management sessions, and in the minors' foster home(s).
Given the language barrier, this has been a difficult transition for the minors as well as staff and foster parents who are providing these services--cultural support would also be greatly appreciated.
No additional volunteer opportunities at this time.
About BETHANY CHRISTIAN SERVICES INC
901 EASTERN AVE NE, GRAND RAPIDS, MI 49503, US
Bethany demonstrates the love and compassion of Jesus Christ by protecting children, empowering youth, and strengthening families through quality social services.
For refugees fleeing danger, the search for safety can be extremely challenging. And too often, people become numbers in a system that can feel impossible to navigate. That’s why we guide, protect, advocate for, and support refugees. In the U.S., we offer resettlement and continued support services in strategic locations.
175 W Apple AveMuskegon, MI 49440
November 16, 2021
- Cross-cultural Communication
- Background Check
- Must be at least 18
- The time commitment will be dependent on the number of minors in care and the amount of volunteers we are able to find. It is likely that volunteer interpreters could be asked to assist in the classroom and in sessions from 9am to 3pm weekdays.