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TranslAid: Volunteer language mediation for refugees

ArrivalAid

München, Bayern
Advanced German skills
Regularly
Discussed individually
Migrants & Refugees
#StandWithUkraine
Equal Opportunities

About the volunteering opportunity

As a volunteer language mediator at TranslAid, you will support refugees in various counseling sessions and appointments. Language mediators are of great importance for all people who are new to Germany and do not yet speak much German. They create the prerequisite for the refugees to understand the entire conversation and to be able to make self-determined decisions on the basis of it.

Your Tasks

As a language mediator, you will interpret for refugees at various counseling sessions and appointments between German and their native language. We arrange assignments in these areas, among others:

  • Individual counseling sessions
  • Goings to authorities
  • Doctors' appointments
  • Written, non-sworn translations

We are currently looking for language mediators for Dari, Farsi, Arabic, Ukrainian and Russian, among others.

What's needed

For this volunteering opportunity, advanced German skills are required.

These are the qualities you should have as a language mediator:

  • Empathy
  • Open-mindedness towards others and new things
  • Confidentiality
  • Reliability

Time required

Regularly
Discussed individually

You can flexibly determine how many assignments you would like to take on. On average, an assignment lasts 60 to 90 minutes. Participation in an introductory event is a prerequisite

Important notice

All of our volunteers are bound by confidentiality.

Where?

München, Bayern

ArrivalAid

ArrivalAid is a not-for-profit organisation for the support of refugees. In several independent projects - the ArrivalAid Hearing and Complaint Support, ArrivalAid Integration Support, ArrivalAid Jobs&Careers, ArrivalNews, ArrivalAid Job Mentoring, ArrivalAid Academy - our qualified volunteers help new citizens with their various integration steps.

More about the organisation
München, Bayern
Advanced German skills
Regularly
Discussed individually
München, Bayern
Advanced German skills
Regularly
Discussed individually