CHINESE (MANDARIN) SPEAKING VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: Help residents overcome language barriers!


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


239 S. Ramona AvenueMonterey Park, CA 91754


LINC Housing is seeking a volunteer who is fluent in Mandarin Chinese, and can translate English into simplified (and ideally traditional) Chinese to help residents overcome the language barrier with property management. Volunteer will help with all communication needs to connect residents with valuable resources and build community. In most cases the volunteer would help with translating, answering questions, distributing flyers, clarifying policies, general inquires, etc.

As a volunteer with LINC you will assist in fulfilling a great need for affordable homes and life-enhancing services to those most vulnerable in our state. Did you know that in California a single worker making minimum wage would have to work over 130 hours per week to afford the average priced two-bedroom apartment for his or her family? Even with two incomes, one can see the challenges that an individual would have working 65 hours per week and still find time to raise a family, care for aging relatives, and contribute in a positive way to their neighborhoods.

By joining our team and providing support to our residents, Volunteer Translators support the mission of LINC Housing to provide low-cost homes and social services to families, seniors and individuals with special needs.

Major responsibilities may include

  • Correspondence and answering phones
  • Plan on-site activities and support community engagement events
  • Translate documents such as flyers, brochures, and surveys
  • Translate conversations with residents
  • Attend community meetings to translate presentations, questions, and responses
  • Speak with residents to clarify policies and answer general inquiries
  • Other administrative tasks


Volunteers must:

  • Be at least 18 years of age (exceptions to be made at Volunteer Resource Managers discretion)
  • Have an interest in organizing at the community level
  • Have good people and communication skills
  • Be flexible with task expectations
  • Maintain confidentiality

How to Enroll:

Getting involved is as easy as taking 4 simple steps:

  1. Visit our website at: and complete the online application.
  2. You will be contacted within days to schedule an orientation appointment.
  3. Attend an orientation where you will meet onsite staff, receive a tour of the facility, and be given an introduction to LINC and the responsibilities of its volunteers.
  4. You will be contacted after orientation for placement in the activity of your choice.

For more information, please contact Keith Bidinger at 562-684-1134 or


  • English as a Secondary Language (ESL)
  • Cantonese / Mandarin
  • Cross-cultural Communication
  • English
  • Tutoring
  • Community Outreach

Good Match For

Teens People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 16
  • Orientation or Training

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