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Found in Translation was founded in 2011 and has gained recognition as one of the most innovative and effective emerging social enterprises in the world. Our Medical Interpreter Certificate job training program generates opportunity at the intersection of some of the nation's biggest challenges: jobs, economic mobility, institutional racism, and health care costs, access, and disparities. Our mission is twofold:
We are seeking energetic and enthusiastic childcare volunteers to supervise young children for our evening educational programming. This role is an essential component of the Found in Translation supportive services for our program participants, since the costs of childcare are often a prohibitive or insurmountable financial barrier for parents seeking professional enrichment opportunities. Without childcare, many of the mothers in our program would not be able to attend classes and events.Childcare volunteers ensure a fun, safe environment while their mothers are in training.
This is a volunteer position that would require 3 hours per week of in-person supervision. The children range in age from 9 months old-12 years old, so volunteers must be adaptable, creative, and comfortable with a wide range of the children’s needs and personalities. In 2020, our class is running from early September through mid-December and will meet from 5:30pm-9 pm on Tuesdays, Wednesday, and Thursdays in the metro Boston area (location to be determined). In addition, starting in September 2020, we will have scheduled alumnae meeting events on Thursdays from 6-8 pm once per month in Dorchester; this opportunity is independent of where classes take place in metro Boston. It is possible that with COVID-19 still underway, a need for in-person support may change. As of now, we expect to need childcare volunteers' for in-person support.
The ideal candidate will be extremely responsible, independent, warm, friendly, culturally sensitive, and have experience working with children. S/he will work in pairs with at least one other volunteer for a group of 4-6 children per shift, playing games, helping with homework assignments, and enforcing all safety rules. S/he should relish the unique opportunity to play a crucial role in the success of each Found in Translation student as they work toward continuing their interpreting education.
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1532B DorchestesterAvenue, Dorchester, MA 02122, US
To help homeless and low-income multilingual women to achieve economic security through the use of their language skills. To reduce ethnic, racial, and linguistic disparities in health care by unleashing bilingual talent into the workforce.
Found in Translation is an award-winning nonprofit known for its innovation and effectiveness in turning social problems into opportunities. Our Medical Interpreter Certificate training and job placement program supports our two-fold mission.
Low-income communities are rich in bilingual talent. We identify promising candidates with limited economic resources and empower them to succeed in our program and in the interpreting profession. Our program is free of charge and includes common-sense supports such as on-site childcare, transportation assistance, mentoring, career coaching, financial education, job search assistance, and job placement.
Linguistic minority women may be at a double disadvantage, but Found in Translation helps them to capitalize on their existing strengths and uselanguage as a unique competitive advantage to attain financial security and success.
We'll work with your schedule.
TBABoston, MA 02122
May 12, 2020