Chilypep run a youth group in Sheffield city centre (Tuesdays, 5pm-7pm) for refugee, asylum seeking and newly arrived young people to; meet and befriend others; help adapt to life here in Sheffield; develop skills, confidence and self-esteem, and to influence local and national policies and systems around migration.

We are looking for enthusiastic volunteer, peer interpreters to support the language needs of group members. Group members come from a range of countries and language capabilities are varied. Current languages we are looking for interpreters for include: Arabic, Farsi, French, Kurdish Sorani, Kurdish Kurmanji, Somali, Spanish and Swahili.

Skills needed: Proficient, near-fluent or native speakers. Enthusiasm and the ability to work with children and young people (aged 14-25).

What’s in it for me?

  • Experience of working in a highly-regarded Sheffield and South Yorkshire based charity.
  • Experience of working with children and young people from a wide variety of backgrounds.
  • Experience of interpreting and an opportunity to use languages with native speakers.

Training and support:

  • Full volunteer induction
  • DBS check
  • Ongoing supervision
  • Access to Chilypep training opportunities
  • Funded trips locally and nationally

Additional skills gained: Language skills, advocacy and influencing, communication skills, listening, interpreting and translation, supporting children and young people, working in the charity sector.

How to get involved:

Email aidan.mascarenhas-keyes@chilypep.org.uk or text/ call Aidan on 07816 086 840