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Vocalize Columbus

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The ongoing pandemic has affected vulnerable communities, exacerbating the language barrier and other challenges to medical care faced by limited English proficiency (LEP) patients. Vocalize Columbus is striving to expand access to important interpretation services by recruiting volunteer medical interpreters to provide services for free and charitable clinics in Ohio. Our service is language neutral - we welcome support in all languages from those experienced in medical interpretation. We are in the process of recruiting volunteers for remote (video) medical interpretation. Please fill out our interest survey to learn more about this opportunity: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSc86GLoPWIj8B1Zv0TcWmN5Yhq4X_oxZ7THX1DF6hkWYOKZxA/viewform?usp=sf_link

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About Vocalize Columbus

Location:

1739 N High St, Columbus, OH 43210, US

Mission Statement

Connecting trained students and professional medical interpreters with free clinics to provide language services for limited English proficiency patients.

Description

Founded in 2020, Vocalize Columbus is an organization striving to expand access to free medical interpretation services for free and charitable clinics in Ohio. Studies have shown that limited English proficiency (LEP) individuals are more financially vulnerable than the average American, affecting their access to quality healthcare with the language barrier providing additional challenges. The team at Vocalize Columbus hopes to improve health outcomes and patient experience for the thousands of LEP individuals living in the greater Columbus area by connecting volunteer interpreters to serve free clinics in need. We are currently recruiting interpreters who are interested in remote medical interpretation. To ensure volunteers are prepared for patient interpretation settings, we require demonstrated language proficiency (>=ILR-2 or ACTFL-Mid) in the target language and 40-hr of medical interpretation training (e.g. The Community Interpreter) and . Volunteers will have the opportunity to gain volunteer/clinical hours, acquire first-hand experience in patient care, and give back to a community in need.

Advocacy & Human Rights
Community
Health & Medicine

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

This is a Virtual Opportunity with no fixed address.

SKILLS

  • Interpreter
  • Critical Thinking
  • People Skills

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Our online platform provides a flexible opportunity for volunteers to fit this meaningful service into their schedule. We will post clinic interpretation requests and volunteers are able to sign up in advance to fill time slots.
  • To ensure a standardized service for free clinics, we require volunteers to demonstrate language proficiency (e.g. Parrot/LTI) and complete a 40-hour interpretation program like TCI. Contact volunteer@vocalizecolumbus.org for training inquiries.

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