Cultural/Language Interpretation Volunteer

Role Overview: Cultural/Language Interpretation Volunteers play a crucial role in ensuring effective communication between our healthcare providers and patients from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds. As a Cultural/Language Interpretation Volunteer, you will help bridge language barriers, promote cultural understanding, and ensure that all patients receive the care they need in a respectful and compassionate manner.

Responsibilities:

  • Provide interpretation services for patients and healthcare providers during medical appointments, consultations, and follow-up visits.
  • Assist with translating written materials such as forms, instructions, and educational materials.
  • Help our team understand and navigate cultural practices and beliefs that may impact patient care.
  • Support our efforts to provide culturally competent care by sharing insights and feedback from your community.
  • Maintain confidentiality and respect the privacy of patients at all times.

Qualifications:

  • Fluency in English and at least one other language.
  • Cultural sensitivity and awareness.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to maintain neutrality and professionalism while interpreting.
  • Previous experience in interpretation or translation is preferred but not required.

Time Commitment: Flexible, based on your availability. Whether you can volunteer a few hours a week or a few days a month, your contribution will make a difference.

Benefits:

  • Opportunity to use your language skills to help others and make a positive impact in your community.
  • Gain valuable experience in healthcare and cultural competency.
  • Training and support from our staff.
  • Recognition and appreciation for your contributions.
Job Type: Volunteer
Job Location: 430 Cannon Street East. Hamilton. Ontario. L8L2C8

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