Do you speak Arabic, Farsi or French?
Are you able to handle emotionally difficult situations?
Boat Refugee Foundation is looking for volunteers who can interpret in French, Arabic or Farsi for our medical mission and psychosocial support mission in Greece.
Moria camp on Lesvos is overcrowded. The situation is dire and harrowing: many people live in insecure and inhumane conditions. This causes high levels of stress and psychological problems. Boat Refugee Foundation offers psychosocial and medical care to the refugees.
Regarding the medical mission, as an interpreter you’ll function as a tool between the doctor and the patiënt. This is both during consultations and outside the medical cabin, where people explain for which reason they would like to see a doctor. When it comes to the psychosocial activities you will interpret for example our workshops about emotional wellbeing and stress relief, during which also topics like suicidal thoughts and panic attacks are discussed. The workshops handle difficult subjects and the medical consultations can be emotionally strenuous for you as an interpreter. Therefore, we ask for a high level of sensitivity, professionality and stability.
Shifts are during the day and at night.
Are you interested and available for at least two weeks? Please apply, by filling in the registration form below.
What do we expect from you (required)?
What more do we expect from you?
Who do we welcome as an interpreter?
The Boat Refugee foundation owes their reason for existence to the dedication of the many volunteers and donors. Without them, we would not be able to carry out our work. We wish to spend the available funds to supplies for refugees as much as possible. In addition, all volunteers are responsible for their own travel insurance and possible vaccinations.
You can apply via the application form on our website: https://bootvluchteling.nl/en/volunteering/interpreter/