Volunteer interpreters wanted for Southwark research

Volunteer interpreters wanted for Southwark research

Are you fluent in a language other than English and interested in contributing to research on local services and living standards?

A PhD research project will be interviewing a range of people in Southwark, and your skills could help us to include more people from different backgrounds.

King's College London will be recruiting some people they interview through service-providing organisations and some people who live nearby. When arranging the interview, people will be given the chance to indicate if they have any language needs – if you might be able to translate for them, they would then get in touch to see if they could arrange a time that suits you both.

The interviews will take place between September and the end of November (and then again during these months in 2018) in Peckham, Camberwell, Bermondsey and Walworth, in semi-public spaces that should provide both privacy and safety for all people involved. Usually only 1-2 people would be interviewed at a time, although sometimes extra household members may be present.

From the 2011 census, the most common “main languages” in Southwark after English were Spanish, French, Portuguese, Polish, “all Chinese” languages, Italian, Turkish, Bengali (“with Sylheti and Chatgaya”), Arabic, Yoruba, German, Somali, Akan and Russian, but other languages may also be needed.

How to get involved?

Please email wolf.ellis@kcl.ac.uk if you would like to help, or if you have any questions.