Volunteer Linguist

Sussex Interpreting Services

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Do you speak English and Bengali, Dari, Farsi, Lithuanian or Pashto ?

SIS (Sussex Interpreting Services) is recruiting and training Volunteer Linguists to use their experience, understanding and influence to help people with language needs to be able to navigate the health and social care system and lead healthier lives. Volunteer Linguists will…. 

  •  link people to specialist health and social support services.
  •  help with making appointments, reading letters, filling in forms. 
  •  accompany people to a new social group/activity.


  •  able to work independently and use initiative
  •  friendly, diplomatic and courteous
  •  flexible and resourceful
  •  good communication skills particularly verbally
  •  appropriate assertiveness skills
  •  accurate record keeping
  •  research skills
  •  organisational skills.


Volunteers will receive:

  • Free training in Social Prescribing.
  • Additional skills development opportunities.
  • The opportunity to hone skills and gain experience working in a bilingual capacity.

Practical Considerations

When do I need to be available?

Details Most of the Volunteer Linguist role will take place during daytime hours Monday - Friday although we do occasionally attend events at weekends and in the evenings. The guideline time commitment is three hours/week though this is a very flexible role so it is fine for the hours each week to vary depending on the volunteer's availability.
Morning Afternoon Evening

Where does this role take place?

Inside Community Base
113 Queens Road
East Sussex

Register your Interest

  • Details
  • Disabled Access
    There is disabled access to Community Base where our offices are but as there is outreach work involved in the role we cannot vouch for there being disabled access all across the city
  • Equal Opportunities Policy or Statement
    We adhere to the SIS Equal Opportunities Policy
  • Expenses
    Out of pocket expenses such as bus fare, refreshments, phone costs are reimbursed
  • Health and Safety
    Yes, again we strictly adhere to our H&S policy
  • Induction
    Yes, a full induction will be provided
  • Insurance Cover for Volunteers
  • Suitable for 13 - 16 years
  • Suitable for 16 - 18 years
  • Suitable for a group of volunteers
  • Support on Offer
    Yes, Volunteer Coordinator and Project Manager as well as peer to peer support.
  • Training
    Social prescribing training to start and then further training opportunties.