Language Access Volunteer – American Sign Language (ASL) interpretation


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


7 Hanover SquareNew York, NY 10004


The New York Legal Assistance Group (NYLAG) provides free civil legal services to low-income New Yorkers. NYLAG has launched the Language Access Volunteer program to enhance its ability to provide high-quality, free civil legal services to poor and near-poor New Yorkers in one of the most diverse metropolitans in the world. Volunteers skilled in translation and interpretation will work closely with NYLAG attorneys to interpret during client interviews, meetings, and court proceedings, and to translate legal documents on an "on-call" basis. Language Access Volunteers will significantly increase NYLAG’s capacity to work with low-income clients of diverse backgrounds.

The Language Access Volunteers (LAVs) will provide "on-call" availability time(s) and contact information, which NYLAG attorneys, paralegals and staff will use to contact volunteers directly when they require language assistance. All translation/interpretation work will occur on weekdays during normal business hours.

Currently there are immediate and ongoing opportunities available for LAVs with ASL interpretation abilities.

This is an excellent opportunity for bi-lingual/multi-lingual volunteers interested in law to learn about civil legal proceedings, and receive hands-on experience working with clients and in collaboration with experienced attorneys and legal staff.


  • ASL interpretation ability
  • Applicants should have some college education, and/or experience with interpretation.
  • Volunteers should be comfortable working in a professional environment.

How to apply:

Please email your resume and a brief introduction to Please include "Language Access Volunteer - ASL interpretation" in the subject line of your email.


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