Cantonese/Vietnamese Interpreter Volunteer


Cause Areas


Thu Nov 09, 2017 12:30 PM - Thu Mar 08, 2018 01:30 PM


4205 Rainier Ave SouthSeattle, WA 98118


We serve a diverse client base, and hear many languages at the Food Bank. We are seeking bi-lingual or multi-lingual Interpreters to help us connect with our guests during our monthly Community Meals event. The Volunteer will interpret between food guests and staff during the event. We also encourage the volunteer to establish relationships with our guests! Meal is included with volunteer shift. **Counts towards Community Service for students**

Time Required:

Hours: 12:30pm-1:30pm

Length of Commitment: Minimum 2 times

Positions Available: 4-5

Position Availability: November 9th , December 14th, January 11th, February 8th, March 8th


  • Aid in welcoming our guests to Community Meals
  • Act as liaison between our guests and staff during Community Meals
  • Interpret for guests and staff in a professional and respectful manner
  • Answer questions, promote community/health/nutrition resources
  • Educate guests about volunteer & intern opportunities

Skills Needed:

  • Bi-lingual in; Chinese (preferably Cantonese),Vietnamese
  • Punctual, dependable, enthusiastic, flexible and positive attitude
  • Outgoing and enjoys working with people and helping clients
  • Comfortable with diverse populations in high energy settings
  • Have a neat appearance and a friendly demeanor
  • Love of food and interest in community development, food, and social justice

We host the meals every second Thursday of each month. While you are not obligated to participate in consecutive meals, it would be wonderful to commit to a few meals to build relationships with our guests, staff, and understand further what we, as an organization, are trying to accomplish.


  • Translation
  • Cantonese / Mandarin
  • Vietnamese
  • Interpreter

Good Match For


Requirements & Commitment

  • Must be at least 18
  • 1-9 times

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