Interpreters Needed

This is an ongoing volunteer opportunity

HealthFinders is seeking volunteer interpreters from a wide range of backgrounds. Opportunities are available for clinic/medical interpretation, as well as group and individual interpretation for educational sessions and associated classes. Interested applicants must be fluent, and willing to expand their vocabulary to include medical terminology.


  • Fluency in Spanish or Somali
  • Acquaintance with the Spanish culture or Somali culture.
  • Prior experience in a medical/health/education setting preferred but not required
  • Ability to interpret across two cultures so as to facilitate the provider-patient relationship
  • Knowledge or willingness to learn medical terminology

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Facilitate cross-cultural communication between patients and the health care team
  • Maintain a high level of professionalism in all assigned duties
  • Comply and uphold at all times HealthFinders’ confidentiality policy designed to protect patient rights to privacy.
  • Impartially interpret encounters for receptionist and intake forms, and in exam room for doctors and nurses

For more information about this volunteer opportunity and other opportunities visit our website at , call (507) 646-8964 or email us at