YMCA of Greater Saint John

Local Community - Saint John, NB
Member For 4 years
Alt Phone506-646-2396
Email r.peters@saintjohny.ca
Website https://saintjohny.ymca.ca/
Address 191 churchill Blvd, Saint John, NB


YMCA of Greater Saint John
Education & Literacy

Providing interpreting services between all Newcomers with very limited English proficiency, the YMCA Settlement Team and YMCA Volunteers. The interpreter can be either volunteer or contracted and help make communication easier so that Newcomers can better participate and understand their settlement process. Interpreters are coordinated by the Interpretation Team.

  • Background Check Required
  • Saint John - 191 Churchill Blvd
  • Saint John, NB
  • Starting Immediately
  • 1-3hrs / week
  • 2 Spots Available of 2
  • Suitable For: Adults (18+)

Dates and Times

As needed

Required Qualifications

Suitable for residents of Saint John who speak Swahili, Somali, Dari, or Pashto along with English.

Position Responsibilities

Attend a training and orientation session for volunteers. Facilitate effective communication between families, the YMCA Settlement Team and the YMCA Volunteer Welcome Teams by interpreting between languages Attend various appointments and meetings with new families and act as interpreter Render information accurately, quickly, and clearly Be reliable and professional Provide GARs with any other relevant support to enhance their transition and settlement in Saint John

Volunteer Benefits

A rewarding experience to work with newcomers by helping them settle into their new community