Interpreters & Translators

Interpreters & Translators

Casa Cornelia Law Center has an ever-growing need for volunteers who are fluent in two or more languages. Our clients come from many different countries in Africa, Asia, the Middle East, and Europe as well as Central and South America. Language volunteers provide essential skills that enable quality representation for our clients.

Whether you are a trained language professional or someone who wishes to help as a community interpreter, yours will be a very rewarding experience because the language volunteer often holds the key to an individual’s ability to present the best case. The language volunteer can be the touchstone between two worlds.  Your willingness to be of service enables the attorneys to accept cases and get the job done.

Volunteer interpreters and translators may find that their service at Casa Cornelia will satisfy school internship requirements or professional certification service requirements.  Please discuss with your school internship program director or your certifying entity. Certainly, your resume will be enhanced with the experience you will gain in the VIT program at Casa Cornelia. Those considering a career in the interpretation and/or translation field are strongly encouraged to apply.

Application Process

If you would like to be considered for the Volunteer Interpreters and Translators (VIT) program at Casa Cornelia, please send your cover letter and resume (please indicate your language pair) to Artemisa Valle, VIT Program Manager, at within the time frames indicated below:

Spring 2023: Applications accepted through February 15, 2023.
Summer 2023: Applications accepted through May 15, 2023.
Fall 2023: Applications accepted through August 15, 2023.
Winter 2023: Applications accepted through October 15, 2023.

If your application is selected, you will be invited for an interview. This is a competitive selection process which considers the applicant’s interests, skills and experience with the needs of Casa Cornelia’s clients. Any applications submitted outside of these time frames will be put in abeyance to be considered for the next application period.
If accepted for participation in the VIT program, applicants will be required to attend a VIT Onboarding session. Onboarding dates are below. Please plan accordingly.

Spring Onboarding: March 4, 2023: Location: Zoom Video Conference.
Summer Onboarding: June 10, 2023: Location: Zoom Video Conference.
Fall Onboarding: September 16, 2023: Location: Zoom Video Conference.
Winter Onboarding: November 4, 2023: Location: Zoom Video Conference.