Spanish Interpreter (Remote) - Volunteer Medical Clinic

Do you speak Spanish? Do you want to help make healthcare accessible to everyone, regardless of whether they have insurance Be an Interpreter for patients at Catholic Charities‘ free Volunteer Medical Clinic!  

 

Our clinic provides free primary care services to people in need, and most of our patients speak Spanish as a first language. We are seeking Medical Clinic Interpreters to facilitate communication between patients and their doctors. 

 

Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Interpret for patients and clinicians in virtual appointments 
  • Introduce yourself to the patient and explain your role 
  • Present yourself professionally through your dress, background, and punctuality 

Qualifications: 

  • Bilingual in English and Spanish, including medical terminology
  • Have access to a computer with camera and microphone
  • Fully embrace Catholic Charities Culture of Caring 
  • Strong verbal and interpersonal skills 

Desired Skills, Experience & characteristics: 

  • Bachelor’s degree or studying in a healthcare field 
  • Current medical students are also welcome! 

Volunteer Benefits: 

  • Work directly with a clinician in individual medical sessions 
  • Gain experience with interpretation and translation 
  • Gain understanding of the healthcare needs of immigrant populations
  • Be part of a dynamic volunteer team 

Support: 

  • Participate in Catholic Charities Volunteer Orientation 
  • Clinicians and the clinic director will be available to answer questions 

Time Commitment: 

  • Serve 2- or 4-hour shifts during clinic hours: M, W, Th 8:30AM-4:30PM 
  • May serve multiple shifts per week 
  • 100 hours yearly, or 12 month commitment required 

Location:  

  • Remote Opportunity

     

     

    Next Steps:

    • By September 17: Fill in an application 
    • September 8 – September 24: Matching Expectations conversation with Catholic Charities staff.  
    • October 3: Find out if you’ve been selected for the role. 
    • October 15- October 23: Attend virtual Volunteer Orientation and complete screenings.  
    • October 26: Begin volunteering!