CASL Legal Services is seeking volunteer Mandarin and Cantonese interpreters and translators. This is a remote opportunity. The majority of clients who come to our legal clinic primarily speak Mandarin or Cantonese and have limited English proficiency. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, our operations are mostly remote. Client intake and consultations are completed over the phone. We are in need of volunteers who can provide over-the-phone interpreting services. We are also in need of volunteers who can assist with translating community outreach materials from English to Chinese.
This is a unique volunteer opportunity for law students. Law students who volunteer as Chinese-English interpreters/translators get to work under the supervision and mentorship of an attorney. This is an excellent opportunity for students to develop their skills and gain exposure to the practice of law.
Please complete this application form if you are interested in becoming a volunteer interpreter/translator for CASL’s Legal Services Program. Once you complete the form, click the “Continue” button at the bottom.