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Zest delivers health, employment, social and physical activities for the community at the Zest centre

Bilingual Health Champion 2018/19

This opportunity takes place between 18 Sep 2018 and 31 Aug 2019.

We are recruiting volunteers that are bilingual in English and Arabic/Farsi to support some of our health service clients in communication. Health Champion volunteers support people be healthier by interpreting at Zest health appointments and acting as a health buddy.

What skills do I need?

Language skills - blilingual in English and Arabic/Farsi (could apply to other languages also but these are the priority languages). Friendly and approachable. Willing to adhere to our confidentiality policy in appointments etc.

What will I gain?

Experience of using interpreting language skills to support people in the local community. Understanding of some of the main barriers affecting access to health services in BME communities. Increased knowledge of diet, nutrition and healthy lifestyle advice given to support those in need of improving their health. Increased confidence and experience in communication and mentoring.

Training and support

We provide initial training and induction to our centre and services. There will be regular supervision from a staff member. Other training opportunities availbale from the council will be available to all volunteers.

Time commitment

We require a minimum time commitment of 8 hours per month for at least 6 months. Exact hours and times are flexible.







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Zest Centre, 18 Upperthorpe, Sheffield, S6 3NA

Travel information

Closest tram stop - infirmary road (0.2 miles) Bus routes - 37, 57, 61,62, 81,82,85 - Portland Street 15 minute journey on public transport from sheffield SU or 18 minute walk
  • CausesChildren and families, Health, Older people
  • FrequencyFlexible
  • WhenTuesday morning, Tuesday afternoon, Wednesday afternoon, Thursday morning, Friday morning, Friday afternoon
  • Skills and InterestsAdvice and information, Befriending, Communication skills, Mentoring, Practice my English
  • Careers and AspirationsMedicine and healthcare, Social work, Third sector and charity work

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