Translator/Interpreter (as needed basis)


(37.323856,-122.027336)
 

Cause Areas

When

It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.

Where

West Valley Community Services10104 Vista DriveCupertino, CA 95014
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About


West Valley Community Services (WVCS*) is looking for volunteers that are able to comfortably translate for our non-english speaking clients.

Purpose:
Volunteer translators should be able to assist with both verbal and written translations.It is important to have a great group of volunteer translators to ensure the clients are comfortable and knowledgeable when accessing our services.

Requirements:

  • volunteers may be asked to translate verbal communication and english documents into the requested languages and vice versa.
  • We are looking for volunteers who can translate in Farsi, Vietnamese, Spanish, Russian,Arabic,Chinese (Mandarin, Cantonese) and others languages.
Volunteers act as a liaison during Case Managers' meeting with clients. Volunteering in this way is very helpful as it helps our Case Managers connect with a population that can be largely marginalized by their inability to navigate a very complicated, English speaking, social service system.

Time commitment:

This volunteer position is on an "as needed" basis. If approved as a volunteer, you would most likely be contacted via phone or email with about 2 weeks notice of an upcoming appointment to see if you are available to translate.

About WVCS:
  • West Valley Community Services (WVCS) is a basic needs organization that serves people in need in the Cupertino, Los Gatos, Monte Sereno, Saratoga, and West San Jose areas. The mission of WVCS is to encourage the sharing of community resources, to provide basic human needs in a caring and dignified environment, and to provide opportunities for volunteers to participate in WVCS' activities.

Skills

  • Interpreter
  • English
  • People Skills
  • Translation
  • English as a Secondary Language (ESL)
  • Verbal / Written Communication

Good Match For

People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Once a month.

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