Do you speak another language? Join the International Rescue Committee in New York as a Community Interpreter Volunteer to help interpret for newly arrived refugees and immigrants.
One recent Tuesday evening, thirteen interpreters gathered for a mandatory training.
Collectively, prospective volunteers spoke French, Bambara, Mandarin, Dari, Farsi, Arabic, Urdu, Hindi, Pashto, Burmese, Mandingo, Nepali, Tibetan, Bengali, and Spanish. Attendees learn more about IRC programs and the people we serve, reviewed expectations of professional interpreting, including confidentiality, impartiality, and accuracy, and then divided into small groups for some practical training of real-life interpreter scenarios.
To inquire about upcoming Community Interpreter Trainings, email Maria.Sigalas [at] Rescue.org (subject: Community%20interpreter%20program%20at%20IRC%20NYC) If you speak another language well and are interested in getting involved, please join us! We are particularly looking for volunteers who speak Pashto and Dari. The position requires that you are generally available at least one business day a week for a four-hour block between 9:00AM and 5:00PM.
For questions about other volunteer opportunities, email VolunteerNY [at] Rescue.org (subject: Volunteer%20opportunities%20at%20IRC%20NYC)