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Language Translator

Overview of the position:

Volunteer translators work within a team to assist Newcomers with information referral to clients who speaksĀ a second language. (Current Need: Cantonese, Mandarin, Tamil, Arabic) Volunteers will assist in translating information to ensure they receive the same quality programs in North East Scarborough. Volunteers reports to the Newcomer Program Coordinator and liaise with the Program Facilitators.

Location is 90 Littles Road and 1321 Neilson Road

Need: Cantonese and Mandarin speaking Volunteers!

Tasks and Activities:

  • Assist in translating information during client meetings from English to Clients preferred language (Current Need: Cantonese, Mandarin, Tamil, Arabic)
  • Support in Newcomers programs by translating information for participants to understand the content
  • Assist in answering phone calls and calling clients in Client’s preferred language about programs and information referral
  • Assist in various tasks as needed at the Centre


  • Must be reliable
  • Be fluent in English andĀ Second Language (Current Need: Cantonese, Mandarin, Tamil, Arabic)
  • Good communication skills
  • Be patient and friendly
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Be comfortable in working in a team or individual setting
  • Be available once a week for 2.5 hours

Benefits of this role:

  • Support program staff in delivering successful program
  • Opportunities to develop leadership skills
  • Earn mandatory volunteer hours
  • Gain personal satisfaction by giving back to others

For more information, contact:

Volunteer Coordinator
Phone: 416-284-4184 ext. 205