Spanish Interpreter

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ORGANIZATION: Rhode Island Free Clinic


Position Summary: Spanish Interpreters are always in high demand at the Clinic. Volunteering as an interpreter will give you the opportunity to assist our patients as they go through their visit at the Clinic and increase your medical knowledge. You will be in the exam room with the patient and the health provider, directly translating the interaction. Complex medical terminology is not required.

Shifts: Weekdays only, no weekends

  • 8am-12pm
  • 1pm-4pm
  • 6pm-9pm

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Must be fluent in Spanish and English
  • Shadow medical professionals
  • Experience direct patient interaction
  • Learn by interacting with health professionals and patients
  • Provide interpretation services for Spanish-speaking patients
  • Virtual and In-person shifts available

Requirements & Qualifications:

  • You do not need any clinical background or certification for this position.
  • Volunteers must be over the age of 18 and have good conversational skills in both Spanish and English.
  • Increase medical knowledge, complex medical terminology is not required

Contact: VISTA Volunteer & Patient Services - Elise Erickson at

Length of Service Requirement: minimum of 3 months, 2+ times a month


3 Shifts

  • morning / 08:45 AM to 12:00 PM EST - Spots available: 5
    This is the only shift available on Fridays
  • afternoon / 12:45 PM to 04:00 PM EST - Spots available: 5
  • 05:45 PM to 09:00 PM EST - Spots available: 3
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About Rhode Island Free Clinic


655 Broad Street, 3rd Floor, Providence, RI 02907, US

Mission Statement

Rhode Island Free Clinic’s mission is to provide free, comprehensive medical care and preventive health services to adults who have no health insurance and cannot otherwise afford those services. We also serve as an educational training site for aspiring health care professionals.


Rhode Island Free Clinic is a nationally recognized, award-winning free clinic in Providence that provides free comprehensive primary medical, dental, vision and behavioral health care to uninsured, working poor, and low-income Rhode Island adults. We are a critical part of the health care delivery system - the safety net for the safety net - in Rhode Island.

Care is provided through a dynamic statewide network of volunteer medical professionals
working with academic, medical, and community partners, leveraging robust health care
resources with a vitality that is unmatched in Rhode Island and remarkable in the nation. In 2023,
the Clinic mobilized nearly 500 volunteers and community partners to provide over 10,000
patient visits to vulnerable, medically uninsured adults.


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This opportunity has 3 shifts


655 Broad StreetProvidence, RI 02907



  • Spanish
  • Patient Care
  • People Skills
  • Healthcare
  • Networking
  • Verbal / Written Communication


  • People 55+


  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • minimum of 3 months, 2 times a month
  • PPD Results within the last year, COVID19 Vaccination, and Photo ID

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