YMCA DownsLink Group (Guildford)

Volunteer Interpreters & Translators

YMCA DLG is recruiting Volunteer Interpreters and Translators with fluency in the following languages:

-Sudanese Arabic

- Tigrinya (Eritrea)


YMCA DownsLink Group houses around 30 young people each night within supported accommodation in Guildford.

We help young people in housing crisis by providing a safe and supportive place to live. A key worker works alongside each young person to help them create their personal support plan. They work together to overcome barriers and gain confidence. The ultimate aim is to find training, education or employment as well as help them move towards living independently.

The dedication of our fantastic volunteers adds value and power to our work.

This particular team of volunteers would help to facilitates communication between our young people and help to translate documents. It will also be a chance for our residence to work on their English skills.

You could be:

  • Facilitating communication in group and 121 sessions
  • Translating documents/sessions/paperwork

What we require from you:

Fluency in English and one or more of the above languages

Strong interpersonal and communication skills

Cultural awareness and a commitment to professional boundaries

Understanding of confidentiality and safeguarding protocols

Emotional resilience and ability to act impartially at all times

YMCA training will be provided.

Mission Statement

YMCA Guildford is a Christian charity which aims to engage young people, aged between 13 to 25 years of age, through positive relationships and help them move on in their journey of personal development.

YMCA Guildford’s vision is of an inclusive Christian Movement, transforming our local communities so that all young people truly belong, contribute and thrive.