At the GVFB, we serve a diverse community, with many of our clients speaking a language other than English. The Distribution Interpreter will provide translation support during registration and update interviews.  

Location:
  • 8345 Winston Street, Burnaby  
  • 3454 Lougheed Hwy, Vancouver  
Responsibilities:
  • Providing direct and neutral interpretation of sensitive conversations between GVFB staff and clients  
  • Sharing general interpretations about policy and appointment bookings with clients. 
  • When not engaged in translations, the volunteer will perform other duties as assigned by the distribution volunteer coordinator, such as light cleaning, distributing product, greeting clients, etc. 
Requirements:
  • Fluent in speaking English and able to comprehend instructions in English. 
  • Proficient in Cantonese and Mandarin. 
  • Ability to communicate with others in a tactful manner. 
  • Active listening skills. 
  • Ability to sit for at least 4 hours. 
  • Ability to stand for at least 4 hours.  
  • Ability to bend, lift, and twist up to 20 lbs. 
  • Experience related to language interpretation, social services, or customer service is an asset. 
Shift times:
  • Burnaby – Friday to Saturday; shifts are 4.5 to 6 hours in length 
  • Vancouver – Tuesday to Saturday; shifts are 4 to 6.5 hours in length 
Commitments:

2 months, weekly or biweekly