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Interpreter/Translator Volunteer

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ORGANIZATION: Rainier Valley Food Bank

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Goal of the position: Interpret between food guests and staff and volunteers when necessary. Ensure food guests are informed correctly of policies and procedures.

Time Required:

Hours: Friday 9-11 and/or 12-2
Saturday 9-11 and/or 12-2

Length of Commitment: Minimum 3 hour shift preferred

Positions Available: 4-5

Position Availability: Every Friday. & Saturday. 9 am-2 pm (flexible times)


  • Interpret for guests in a professional and respectful manner
  • Answer questions, promote community/health/nutrition resources
  • Ensure guests are informed of policies & procedures
  • Educate guests about volunteer & intern opportunities
  • Commitment to policies & procedures signed

With a small staff, our food bank could not operate without a cadre of committed, long-term community volunteers who contribute over 2,000 hours of service every month.

Skills Needed:

  • Punctual, dependable, enthusiastic, flexible and positive attitude
  • Outgoing and enjoys working with people and helping clients
  • Must be able to work in both calm and fast-paced environments
  • Comfortable with diverse populations in high energy settings
  • Have a neat appearance and a friendly demeanor
  • Multi-lingual in Chinese (preferably Cantonese), or Vietnamese
  • Other desired languages: Spanish, Arabic, Thai, Lao, Russian, Somali

Application Process:

All applicants must fill out an application & are subject to criminal background check.


Ryan Cooper
Volunteer Coordinator

9021 Rainier Ave S

Seattle WA 98118

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About Rainier Valley Food Bank


9021 Rainier Ave South, Seattle, WA 98118, US

Mission Statement

Nourish with good food, empower with knowledge, and serve with compassion.


Rainier Valley Food Bank is Seattle's busiest food bank, serving an estimated 25% of all individuals seeking food assistance in Seattle. We are proud to provide fresh, healthy, nutritious, and culturally sensitive food to more than 8,000 guests every month.
As a low-barrier food bank, we pride ourselves on providing resources to all individuals in need who may come across our doorstep. Rainier Valley Food Bank also represents the only emergency food resource in Southeast Seattle.


Immigrants & Refugees
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9021 Rainier Ave SouthSeattle, WA 98118



  • Customer Service
  • Cantonese / Mandarin
  • Cross-cultural Communication
  • Interpreter
  • Translation
  • Vietnamese


  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group


  • Background Check
  • Weekly or monthly commitment preferred

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