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Document translation & live interpretation

Play a hands-on role in court proceedings.

Translate court documents and interpret important conversations between Amica Center staff, clients, and expert witnesses.

Sign up for translation & interpretation


Be sure to review this information before you sign up.

If you still have questions after reading these FAQs, send a message to Adina Rombro, Volunteer Program Associate, at We’ll get back to you as soon as we can.

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  • Strong proficiency for English and one other language.

    Volunteers do not need to be certified translators or interpreters. However, strong proficiency for translation and full fluency for interpretation in both English and another language are required.

  • We welcome a range of languages.

    Our most frequent translation and interpretation needs are for Spanish-speakers. However, since we work with people from a variety of countries, requiring a variety of language needs, we occasionally have both written translation and remote interpretation opportunities for languages other than Spanish.

  • Document translation & live interpretation are flexible.

    Document translation & live interpretation opportunities are sent out weekly for Spanish and as needed for other languages. Volunteer translators can sign up to translate documents as it works for their schedule. Volunteer interpreters can choose to interpret several calls per week, once per month, or anything in between.

  • This is mostly remote, with occasional in-person opportunities.

    All document translation opportunities are completed remotely. Most live interpretation calls are completed remotely, however, there will be occasional opportunities for in-person interpretation either at Amica Center’s DC office or a detention facility in the region.

  • In general, no training is required.

    No training is required for document translation volunteers and most interpretation volunteers. We do require a virtual training for volunteer interpreters who would like to interpret a mental health evaluation and haven’t done so previously.

Let’s get started

We can’t wait to work with you!

Follow these steps to sign up for individual volunteer opportunities and join the community of supporters who help bring our mission to life. We’ll get back to you within a week with next steps.

  • Before you can sign up for any programs or training, be sure to fully read our volunteer agreement. You’ll be asked to e-sign the agreement on the volunteer signup form in the next step.

    Read volunteer agreement

  • Next, you need a volunteer account. GivePulse is the platform we use to post volunteer updates, share important forms, and more. It’s completely free, and we’re here to help with any questions. After creating your account, be sure to complete the sign-up form to tell us about yourself, the volunteer opportunity you’re interested in, and your areas of expertise.

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