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Spanish Relief Interpreter

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ORGANIZATION: Leader Dogs for the Blind

  • 6 people are interested

Position Overview:
Volunteers are responsible for interpreting verbal and written information between Spanish-speaking clients and their English-speaking team members, while the clients learn how to use a guide dog for travel. The volunteer will also act as interpreter between clients and other staff, volunteers, associated professionals, and the public. Interpretation will take place on campus and on various outings.Volunteers may also be asked to travel to local airports with volunteer drivers in Leader Dog vehicles to translate the pickup and drop off of Spanish-speaking clients.


  • Fluent in both English and Spanish and able to translate between both languages with ease (an online test of speaking skills will be administered to gage skill level)
  • Solid understanding of Spanish, Mexican, and/or other Latin American cultures required
  • Understanding and use of discretion, sound judgment and confidentiality required
  • Able to interpret instruction without interjecting personal opinions or thoughts
  • Physical stamina to walk and interpret for 8-hour day
  • Maintain professional, productive interactions with clients and employees to promote positive teamwork
  • Comfortable working and traveling with people who are blind or visually impaired
  • Self-motivated and independent
  • Comfortable working around large breed dogs
Physical Requirements:
  • Able to talk, hear and see
  • Ability to bend at the waist, stoop at the knee, and walk for long periods with excellent balande
  • Comfortable working outside in all weather conditions

Time Commitment & Scheduling:
A 6 month commitment is required.
Shift: one day per week during months that we have class; up to 10 hours on one day

If you would like to apply to this position, please visit the following link:

Alternatively, you can send any questions to anne.preston@leaderdog.org - thank you!

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About Leader Dogs for the Blind


1039 S. Rochester Rd., Rochester, MI 48307, US

Mission Statement

Our mission is empowering people who are blind or visually impaired with lifelong skills for safe and independent daily travel.


Founded by three Detroit area Lions Clubs members in 1939, Leader Dogs for the Blind provides dog guides to people who are blind and visually impaired to enhance their mobility, independence and quality of life. Each year, over 200 clients attend our residential training program to be paired with a dog guide. This is a life-changing event that opens the doors to independence, safety and self-worth for many of our students.

In addition to our dog guide program, we offer programs that enhance a person's independence and quality of life in other ways, including orientation and mobility training, GPS training, and seminars for Orientation and Mobility professionals. Currently, Leader Dog is the only facility in the Western Hemisphere to teach Deaf-blind students to work with a dog guide.

Thanks to generous donations from our supporters, our dog guide services are provided free of charge, including room and board and travel to and from our campus in Rochester Hills, Michigan, for clients.

Leader Dog is recognized as a "Best In America" Charity by the Independent Charities of America (ICA).


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1039 S. Rochester RoadRochester, MI 48307



  • Spanish




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  • Must be at least 18
  • 6 month commitment is required.

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