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Ayuda's Community Interpreter Training

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Ayuda’s Language Access Program will be hosting the Community Interpreter training this summer. This free, virtual course is designed for aspiring interpreters with little to no formal training or trained interpreters looking to refresh their skills. If you or someone you know is interested in this training opportunity, please see the course details below.

About the Community Interpreter training:

The Community Interpreter is a two-part, 8-day training course during which participants learn the basics of community interpreting and practice interpretation skills under the guidance of an experienced instructor, Drew Bahr. Ayuda strongly encourages folks with any of the following language skills to apply: Bengali, Cantonese, Mandarin, Haitian Creole, Indigenous Latin American languages, West African languages, Hindi, Indonesian, Korean, Nepali, Portuguese, Punjabi, Sylheti, Tagalog, Thai, Tigrinya, Vietnamese, and Urdu.

The training will take place via Zoom from Monday, July 25th, 2022, through Friday, July 29th, 2022 (from 9AM to 5PM on all 5 days), and Friday, August 5th, 2022, through Sunday, August 7th, 2022 (from 9AM to 5PM on all 3 days). The training is free, but applicants who are selected to participate will be asked to submit a $50 deposit online to hold their place in the class (instructions will be provided via email once applicants are notified of their acceptance). Deposits will be refunded upon successful completion of the training.

Instructions on how to apply:

  • Please note that Ayuda is NOT accepting applications submitted via email or postal service unless extenuating circumstances exist, in which case applicants must notify Language Access staff at [email protected].
  • You can apply for the Community Interpreter training by visiting this link.
  • The deadline to apply is Friday, May 13th (this is an extension of the original deadline listed on the FAQ).

Ayuda's Language Access staff will notify applicants of their application status near the end of May. You can learn more about the training by reading our Frequently Asked Questions.