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.
*Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, all volunteer tasks are now being performed remotely.*
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 (be sure to indicate your language pair) to our VIT Coordinator, Artemisa Valle, at AValle@CasaCornelia.org within the time frames indicated below:
Fall 2020: Please apply between June 6, 2020, and July 17, 2020.
Winter 2020: Please apply between August 22, 2020, and October 10, 2020
Spring 2021: Please apply between January 1, 2021, and February 19, 2021.
Summer 2021: Please apply between March 20, 2021, and May 3, 2021.
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 Orientation session. Orientation dates are below. Please plan accordingly.
Fall Orientation: August 22, 2020; Location: Online
Winter Orientation: November 14, 2020; Location: Online
Spring Orientation: March 20, 2021; Location: Online
Summer Orientation: June 5, 2021; Location: Online