Event Time and Date

Wednesday, September 20 2017, 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM
116 Days until this Event

We're currently looking for volunteer to provide interpretation service to seniors in Downtown and Toronto West area.

Carefirst interpretation service is to help remove the language barrier of the seniors at their medical and social service visits so that they understand the information given. Prospective volunteers are required to complete the service training provided by Carefirst.

Trained volunteer will expect to meet the senior at hospital, medical clinic or government office and provide translation service. Service schedule is arranged by Carefirst's case worker (with Monday to Friday being most common) as per the senior’s request. Each visit usually occupies 3 to 4 hours.

Requirement for this role:
- Registered as a Carefirst volunteer
- Fluent in English and one of our targeted languages (Cantonese or Mandarin)
- Good listening, observation and communication skills
- Maintain clients’ confidentiality
- Caring, patient and details oriented
- Ability to make decisions in crisis situations
- Able to work under minimum supervision

Upcoming Interpretation Service Training:
Date: Tuesday, September 20, 2016
Venue: Carefirst One-Stop Multi-Services Centre
Address: 300 Silver Star Blvd.,Scarborough

THIS IS AN ONGOING OPPORTUNITY - based on case worker's arrangement. Training will be hosted once a year.

If you are interested in this volunteer opportunity, please send an email to Carefirst Volunteer Development & Coordination Department:

Downtown Toronto & Toronto West


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