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649 Massachusetts AveBeth Israel Deaconess Medical CenterCambridge, MA 02139


Found in Translation offers free medical interpreter training to low-income, bilingual women, who are often homeless or previously homeless. Each year the women and their children represent a wide array of different cultures and languages; last year there were 24 different languages spoken. Our program participants must be fully bilingual in English and a target language. One of the most important supportive services we provide is free on-site childcare during our program and any workshops organized throughout the year. Historically, over 79% of the women attending our program are mothers, and 59% of those are single mothers. We depend entirely on volunteers to be able to provide free childcare. There are two possible childcare volunteer commitments:

  • During our free medical interpreter training program, we need childcare volunteers from February 8, 2016 until the end of May; Childcare volunteers are required to commit to at least one 4-hour shift on a weekday from 5:00-9pm, with the option (!) of comitting to all 3 class days.
  • Post-graduation, FIT alumnae attend monthly alumnae meetings and continuing education workshops. These are usually 2 hours and happen once a month- ideal for short term volunteers.
The ideal candidate will be extremely responsible, independent, warm, friendly, culturally sensitive, and have experience working with children- playing games, helping with homework assignments, and enforcing all safety rules. S/he should relish the unique opportunity to play a crucial role in the success of each Found in Translation student as they work toward stability, professional development, and beyond.


  • Child Development
  • Youth Services
  • Child Care
  • Knitting
  • Crocheting
  • Cross-cultural Communication

Good Match For

Teens People 55+ Group

Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Minimum 4 hours per week & 2 hours per month
  • Must pass C.O.R.I. check
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