Volunteer Community Language Interpreters

The Western Sydney MRC is a community based non-profit organisation established to actively and directly relieve the situation of immigrants and refugees whose social condition renders them disadvantaged.

The Western Sydney MRC works with refugees and migrants, including second generations, where their social conditions render them disadvantaged, and to help them take part in their local community life. The Western Sydney MRC has a strong ethics base and is committed to working to ensure that capacity is built with individuals, families and communities.

The Western Sydney MRC is seeking volunteers to provide interpreting services for a number of community languages. Interpreters play a vital role in strengthening the Western Sydney MRC community and assist in a range of programs and the running of community events. These may take place at the WSMRC office in Liverpool or at other venues within the area.

Relevant languages include, but are not limited to:

  • Arabic, Assyrian, Persian/Farsi, Dari, Amharic, Mandarin, and Rohingya.

This role will report to a relevant supervisor work directly with Western Sydney MRC clients.

All applications are to be addressed to the Volunteer Coordinator and emailed to volunteers@wsmrc.org.au with the subject line Volunteer Community Language Interpreter or mailed to: PO Box 435, Liverpool, NSW 2170. Please provide a brief letter of application, stating:

  1. Your availability;
  2. Your reasons for applying;
  3. Your experience working with people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds;
  4. Your experience in translating and interpreting; and
  5. Your knowledge of a community language.

Successful applicants will be required to submit a clear NSW/Federal Police Check and meet all compliance requirements according to Western Sydney MRC policies as provided. All volunteers will be required to attend one training and induction session, held at the Western Sydney MRC on a regular basis, and undertake on-the-job training with their supervisor.

For further information and questions please contact Jennifer McLean, Volunteer Coordinator, on 02 8778 1218.

Please be aware that this is a voluntary role and as such, the volunteer is not an employee of the Western Sydney MRC. The Western Sydney MRC does not provide volunteers with:

  • Monetary allowances or remuneration for volunteer role