VOLUNTEER TRANSLATOR

As an immigration non-profit, some of our clients require translation services to complete their immigration applications. This includes both live translations for attorneys communicating with clients and the written translation of documents required for the immigration applications.

Written Translation

Just Neighbors does not require written translations to be completed on site. Written translations can be completed by a virtual volunteer translator.

 

When needed, Just Neighbors sends an email to volunteer translators to determine availability to complete the translation(s). If you are available, you will be emailed the documents that need to be translated and are asked to send the completed translations back at your earliest convenience or within 7 business days unless otherwise specified.

 

Virtual volunteer translators may be asked to complete a written translation for:

  • Client statements
  • Official documents
  • Official letters

Please note that professional working proficiency is required for the language being translated.

Live Interpretation

Just Neighbors prefers that live interpretations are done in-person, but can accommodate virtual interpretations.

 

When needed, Just Neighbors sends an email to volunteer translators to determine availability to complete the interpretation. If you are available, you will be asked to come into the office or attend a clinic to interpret.

 

Live interpretations are typically needed for:

  • Client meetings with attorneys in office
  • Client screening at clinics

Please note that professional working proficiency is required for the language being interpreted.

Contact Sasia at sasia@justneighbors.org for questions.

Why I Volunteer

"I had the opportunity to work with a family who was seeking asylum based on gang-based violence in their home country. I worked with the family to get their declarations written for their case to be filed. It was very fulfilling to do work that I knew could potentially change the course of a family’s history forever."

-Chidiuto Cobb, Law Student, Howard University School of Law

 
 
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