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Arabic / Rohingya Language Support Volunteer - Zillmere Women's Group

Multicultural Australia

Multicultural Australia is looking for Arabic and Rohingya speaking volunteers to provide language support to adult migrants and refugees attending our Women’s Wellness Group. Volunteers play an important role in creating welcome, inclusion and belonging.

Multicultural Australia, together with the Zillmere Community Centre, run a monthly women's group that provides a safe space for women to connect, receive information on wellbeing topics, and network with other women.  The group aims to give women an opportunity to grow and share their skills and knowledge – empowering themselves and building capacity.

The group meets monthly, on the last Wednesday of each month (during school terms) at Zillmere Community Centre.

The primary role of the Language Support Volunteer is to provide support to Women’s Wellness Group participants by -

  • Supporting attendees to participate actively in activities;
  • Interpreting and translating materials to meet participant needs;
  • Creating a welcoming, enjoyable experience which encourages intercultural exchange and dialogue;
  • Assisting participants to develop life skills, and improve their individual capacity and wellbeing;
  • Assisting in activity coordination and provide feedback on the program as required; and
  • Maintaining contact with the program leader in the lead up to each meeting.

Skills and experience you will need -

  • Fluent in Arabic or Rohingya;
  • Genuine interest in and commitment to working with all members of the community, irrespective of cultural and religious affiliations and a commitment to social justice and human rights;
  • Ability to communicate cross culturally, including with language barriers; and
  • Patient, understanding and respectful of varied cultural attitudes and expectations.

Multicultural Australia is Australia’s longest serving contracted humanitarian settlement provider, we are proud of the difference we have made in the lives of refugees, migrants, asylum seekers, international students and the wider community in Queensland. We are dedicated to supporting individuals and families get connected to services and support to build their confidence and increase their capacity to settle and succeed in Queensland.