Volunteer as a Mandarin Translator for our Community Meetings!


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When

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

Where

33821 Alvarado-Niles RoadUnion City, CA 94587
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About

Are you a certified translator or fluent in both Mandarin and English? Are you bilingual and interested in helping non-native English speakers communicate with their property/services staff? We house many immigrant seniors who struggle to communicate with their English-speaking staff members at Community Meetings and would love for their voices to be heard during their Community Meetings. Are you interested in giving back to share your skills with low-income seniors? Would you like to gain experience and practice hours translating? If so, our seniors would love to have you!

Duties:

Be present at all monthly Community Meetings. Translate the content of the meetings to residents in Mandarin, and translate residents' input into English. Greet attendees and make them feel welcome. Provide encouragement and relay any concerns to staff. Help residents build confidence as they participate more easily in their community.

Skills needed:

  • Mandarin translator certification preferred but not required
  • Friendly and patient attitude
  • Must have excellent interpersonal skills and a positive personality and demeanor
  • Mandarin speaking/bilingual

Benefit:

Volunteers will gain teaching experience with low-income and under-served populations, as well as the opportunity to develop and hone their translation skills. Build relationships with residents and get to know them. Give back to the community by sharing your skill and expertise with others.

Time commitment:

Volunteer must commit to being present at all monthly Community Meetings which are held every 3rd Wednesday of the month from 10 - 11am.

Skills

  • Translation
  • Bilingual
  • Public Speaking
  • Cantonese / Mandarin
  • Cross-cultural Communication
  • Interpreter

Good Match For

People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Weekday availability, one hour monthly

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