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Women's Centre on Chios urgently requires Farsi/Arabic - EN speakers

Posted:
15. October 2017
urgency:
medium
Tags: Greek Islands: Other (not Lesvos) | legal / info | admin / coordination | language | long-term | ASAP | ongoing

The Athena Centre for Women on Chios is a project by Zürich based NGO, Action from Switzerland. It opened in July 2016 and is the first women-only space outside of the camps in Greece. This centre is a “safe space” that offer the female refugee population of Chios the opportunity to enrich their lives, recover their sense of identity which has been lost during the crisis. Besides empowerment and educational activities, the Centre functions as a hub from where specific needs – legal/psychological/female health – of the women refugee population of Chios, will be addressed. 

More information about the Centre: https://actionfromswitzerland.ch/our-work/protection/athena-centre-for-women-chios/faqs/

We are looking for female volunteers to work in our Athena Centre for Women, on Chios from November! 

We welcome calm, level headed, highly organised, intrinsically motivated self starters and team players who are passionate about women's rights - especially those of our displaced sisters -  to join us. Your main responsibilities will include cultural mediation as well as translating for legal/medical/psychologist appointments, as well as to assist the Centre coordinator in ensuring that nothing is lost in translation in our day-to-day running of the Centre. 

Requirements:

  1. English and Arabic (Levantine) / Farsi speaker. French is a plus 
  2. At least 21 years old 
  3. Must be able to commit for at least 3 weeks 

Knowledge of asylum process and prior experience in Greece is also a huge plus 

Our working language is English. Shared housing and transportation will be provided if required. 

What is it like to volunteer at the Centre: 

https://actionfromswitzerland.ch/protection/shoo-akhbarik/

https://actionfromswitzerland.ch/protection/a-volunteers-story-facing-challenges-in-chios/

Email your CV, a short introduction about yourself and your dates of availability to our Volunteer coordinator, Rahel:  rahel@actionfromswitzerland.ch 

We look forward to hearing from you! 

 

 


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