Seeking Volunteer Mandarin Language Translators for the DC Public Library


Cause Areas


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


DC Public LibraryAsian Senior Services Center in Chinatown417 G Place, NWWashington, DC, DC 20001


The staff with the DC Public Library's Outreach and Inclusion team have started a partnership with the Asian Senior Services Center in Chinatown are looking for volunteer translator fluent in Mandarin. A Librarian from the team visits the site on Mondays from 10:30 am - 1:30 pm with materials for check out and to register seniors fro library cards.

Volunteers may be engaged in:

  • Translation as needed to assist the librarian with readers advisory and communication regarding general library information
  • Socialize with the seniors
  • Work with the Librarian and center staff on library programs/workshops, based on the seniors' interests (eg. discussion groups, presentations, art workshops, etc.
When sending a reply to this posting, please include your phone number.

For additional information, contact Stacey Lucas, Volunteer Coordinator at (202) 741-5990.


  • Literacy / Reading
  • People Skills
  • Cantonese / Mandarin
  • Verbal / Written Communication
  • Interpreter

Good Match For


Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Mondays from 10:30 AM - 1:30 PM

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