Become a Volunteer!

Our application is now open! We highly encourage you to attend one of our info sessions: 
     Monday 8/31 8-9 PM PST (Facebook Event)
     Tuesday 9/1 6-7 PM PST (Facebook Event)
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
Applications for the 2020-2021 cycle are due by Friday, September 4, 2020 at 11:59 pm (you will not be able to submit applications after the deadline has passed). Our interest form is here. You may need to give our application a minute to load.