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About the Position
Position # 21222
OrganizationHouse of Friendship
Position Interpreter - Family Outreach Program
Location 51 Charles St E, Kitchener, ON, Canada
Impact Statement Volunteers are vital to House of Friendship’s mission of service to those in need. Over 1,000 volunteers contribute almost 50,000 hours of volunteer time annually. Volunteers join program participants, staff and community members, sitting at House of Friendship’s table to build a healthy community where all can belong and thrive.
Description The Family Outreach Program is a community-based program created to prevent and reduce child poverty in Waterloo Region. Found in multiple community locations throughout the Region, our goal is to assist families with children under 17 that are experiencing low income to access the services they need in their own communities.

Many of the families that we serve do not speak English and interpreters are needed to help with communication. The languages that are of greatest need right now are: Arabic, Somali, Tigrinya, Rohingya, Nepoli, Spanish, Sudanese, Swahili, Urdu, Dari/Farsi and Amharic.

Volunteers should be available on an on-call basis to assist with interpretations as needed (during office hours)
Training Details Program specific orientation will be provided
Working Conditions Meetings will typically take place in a community centre. Interpretation can happen over the phone if transportation is a barrier.
Duration 4 - 6 months
Timing Weekday - Daytime
Time Detail Flexible; on call
Age 18+
Ideal for An Individual
Transportation On a bus route
Area(s) of Interest Caring Support, Newcomer Support
Skill(s) Cultural Awareness/Sensitivity, Communicate in Plain Language, Translation
How to Apply
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Contact Jennifer Scott
Phone 519-742-8327 Ext. 136
Address 51 Charles St. E. Kitchener, N2G 4R3


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