Please fill out our volunteer registration form here: https://goo.gl/forms/vnl32R6CL5Paq6Og1
The Tahirih Justice Center's Houston office is in need of Spanish, French, Arabic, Farsi, Amharic, Oromo, Urdu, Pastu speaking volunteers who will be able help with in-person interpretation and/or translate documents for our clients.
In-person interpretation will be on an on-call basis, Monday to Friday between 7:30am to 9:00pm. Interpretation skills are mainly used for Mental Health assessments, Medical and/or Education advocacy, Immigration Status Adjustment appointments, and in-person interviews for client intake appointments at our Galleria office. Telephonic interpretation opportunities are also available for client intakes for Social and Legal Services.
Document translations can be done in-office or remotely. Documents can range from affidavits to death certificates and community resources. These documents would need to be translated from their original language to English for our attorneys or English to the client's original language. These documents will ensure either that our clients are getting all their information in an accessible way, staying true to our client-centered and trauma informed manner or that when we file for our client's cases, they will be received properly by USCIS or other governmental agencies.
Training for interpretation are done in-office. Document translators are welcome to train in our office or remotely via Skype. Training can range from 3 hours (translators) to 5 hours (interpreters). A mandatory background check is needed prior to volunteering with the Tahirih Justice Center. There is a 6 month minimum commitment when volunteering with our clients to provide contentious and continual service.
If you have any questions or concerns, please email Piyu Sen, Volunteer Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org or text at the Tahirih Houston Volunteer Text line at (281)849-1572. Standard text rates apply.
- Immigration Law
Good Match For
Requirements & Commitment
- Driver's License Needed
- Background Check
- Must be at least 18
- Orientation or Training