Volunteer Spanish/English Interpreter


Cause Areas


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


SW Community Health Center - PDX7754 SW Capitol HighwayPortland, OR 97219


SW Community Health Center is a safety-net clinic, providing access and quality health services to low-income uninsured members of our community -regardless of their income, ethnicity or social circumstances.

Portland clinic hours are: Monday 5:30- 8:30 pm or Tues 4-8 pm

* A schedule will be worked out on a monthly basis for volunteer shifts.

The interpreter helps SWCHC achieve our goals by providing objective and accurate communication between the patient and doctor.

While previous experience interpreting in the health setting is awesome, it is not required. Volunteers interested in interpreting for the first time will receive an independent language skills evaluation and on-the-job training by shadowing an experienced interpreter.

This is a great opportunity for experienced or native Spanish speakers interested in learning more about the health care industry, or intermediate Spanish speakers looking for opportunities to practice their language skills.


  • Healthcare
  • Cross-cultural Communication
  • Spanish
  • Verbal / Written Communication
  • Interpreter

Good Match For

People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 19
  • Orientation or Training
  • 6 months
  • Medical Spanish Interpretation Test or Certified Interpreter

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