Healthcare without language barriers: together, we can make it possible
Welcome! Proposed in 2006 and established in 2007, we are UC Berkeley's Volunteer Health Interpreters Organization. We provide free health interpretation and translation services for low-English proficiency populations in the Bay Area.
About our Volunteers:
We recruit new Mandarin, Cantonese, Spanish, Vietnamese, Korean, and Tagalog students as interpreters every fall. Throughout the fall, these bilingual students are trained in health interpretation protocols, confidentiality laws, and the correct medical terminology through an intensive 40-hour course (based on the Language Cultural Access Program curriculum from the Oakland Asian Health Services).
As a non-profit volunteer organization, we will refuse payment. Our transportation is reimbursed by grants we have received from local health organizations and UC Berkeley itself.