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Community Interpreter

Grande Prairie Center for Newcomers
June 15, 2023
March 29, 2024
Grande Prairie
Area of Interest
Time Commitment
On-call basis (when interpretation is needed). You are able to decline the interpretation if the time does not fit your schedule.
Start Date
End Date
Minimum Age
Contact Name
Marcia Tiro-Burns
Contact Phone Number


Volunteer interpreters accompany agency clients who are uncomfortable with their level of English on appointments, at different times of the day at Grande Prairie Centre for Newcomers (GPCN) and/or around the city. Setting for interpretation services include general conversations/information for non-specialist services. Time commitment is one-year minimum, Monday-Friday on an on-call basis during mornings and afternoons.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Must adhere to a strict confidentiality policy
  • Provide accurate interpretation to clients while acting in a professional manner
  • Sensitivity towards people from diverse culture, socio-economic, and education background
  • Report back to Settlement Practitioner on the outcome of the appointment

Skills & Qualifications:

  • Must be 18 years of age and up
  • Advanced English and proficiency in the language of interpretation
  • Excellent communication, active listening, and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Understanding of different cultures
  • Experience with immigrants dealing with language barriers is an asset
  • Understanding of boundaries and confidentiality
  • Satisfactory criminal background check

Job Location: Various locations – GPCN Office (Suite 520, 10014 99 Street (5th floor Nordic Court Building)), Around Grande Prairie City, or Virtually (by phone or zoom).

To apply please contact Marcia at marcia@gpcn.ca or 780-538-4452

Training Details

You will be given a short orientation on interpreter code of conduct prior to first appointment.

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