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Immigrant & Refugee Services
Families, Immigrants, Refugees or Ethnic Groups

Minimum Age:18+

Interpretation Assistance at Asylum Interviews

We need volunteers who are willing to interpret at asylum interviews.

We are looking for individuals who are:

  • fluent in Spanish or French comfortable hearing traumatic stories
  • able to handle confidential and sensitive information
  • able to travel to the asylum offices in Lyndhurst, NJ, New York City, and/or Bethpage, NY
  • punctual and reliable (tardiness can have a negative impact on the client’s case)
  • able to have a flexible schedule.
There is usually a waiting period of several hours before a client is called in for their interview- you will need to reserve the entire day for the interpretation. Interviews are usually scheduled at 8:15am and you must arrive by 7:15am.
Ideally, you would also be available to come to the office(s) (Downtown Manhattan or South Bronx) or to meet with the client once before the scheduled interview to get acquainted with the child and the case, but it is not a requirement.
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Volunteers needed through 12/31/2019

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