About the opportunity
Our organisation offers a lot of support to women and families. We are proud to offer support and welcome where possible in community languages, to help people get the most out of our services and feel included. Many different languages can be required at short notice.
About The Springfield Project
The Springfield Project is a Birmingham-based charity with a passion for our local community. We are committed to providing a safe and welcoming space in which people from diverse backgrounds can meet and receive support.
The Project developed from St Christopher's Church's commitment to supporting families in the local area and sharing God's love in our community.
We work in partnership with Birmingham City Council to deliver children's centre services providing activities and support for families with children under 5.
We run the Neighbour Scheme, a social prescription project between local GPs and the Springfield Project, working to reduce isolation and improve the mental wellbeing of adults referred by their GP or self-referred.
What are they looking for?
At the moment we are in need of speakers of Mandarin, Romanian, Tamil, Arabic, Lithuanian, Somali, Pashto and BSL. Volunteers with these languages could be available at our stay and play groups to ensure families with little English feel included and are able to access the information they need, and can sometimes assist the Nursery and Family Support Teams to ensure messages are being understood. Experience of interpreting is not necessary.
In some situations but not all, we would require inclusion workers to be women. We can cover reasonable travel expenses if required.
If you are interested in this opportunity, please email Rosalyn Clare at firstname.lastname@example.org saying why you would be a good person for the role, as well as your post code.