Become a Volunteer!
Our application is now open! Being a VHIO volunteer affords numerous benefits, including opportunities to expand communication skills, language abilities, leadership, networking, and knowledge of both healthcare and the local communities. Qualities we seek in interpreters:
- Strong proficiency in English as well as Cantonese, Mandarin, Japanese, Korean, Spanish, Tagalog, and/or Vietnamese
- Be mature and reliable – you must notify coordinators at least 48 hours in advance if you are unable to attend an event you signed up for (except for emergencies)
- Have interpersonal skills to interact and communicate effectively with patients and hospital staff
- Be able to commit for at least one year to attend events and translate documents