Cause Areas


Mon Jan 30, 2017 - Tue Jan 30, 2018


1405 S. 7th AvePhoenix, AZ 85007


Purpose: To enhance communications both written and oral between residents and staff


  • Knowledgeable and proficient in oral and/or written communication in the designated language or dialect of Mandarin, Cantonese, Swahili, Spanish, and others as indication of need is present.
  • Understanding of older adults possible cognitive and hearing limitations
  • Convey meaning between people, accurately, impartially, faithfully and confidentially


  • Sign in and out in the volunteer log every visit
  • Assure all residents and clients interested in participating are accommodated and comfortable
  • Educate the parties on the purpose and the process of the interaction
  • Coordinate with site staff regarding any needs for materials or equipment
  • Maintain the privacy of residents and do not disclose confidential information entrusted to you during the course of your work
  • Discuss with staff any observations or recommendations with regard to this activity
  • Notify your supervisor immediately if any injury, fall, change in condition or concern about any resident - assist with any incident report as necessary

Time Commitment:

  • Maybe placed on a list of available resources when verbal, telephonic or written communication is in need of translation
  • On-call or scheduled visits for ongoing needs in communities


  • Swahili
  • Translation
  • Cantonese / Mandarin
  • Korean
  • Cross-cultural Communication
  • Spanish

Good Match For

People 55+ Group

Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training

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