Become a Volunteer!

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 2023-2024 cycle are closed.

VHIO only recruits in Fall semesters. If you missed the deadline, please feel free to fill out the volunteer interest form and we will provide you with more information when applications open in our next cycle!