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DISTRICT VOLUNTEER INTERPRETERS PROGRAM

OUR VOLUNTEERS

 

WHO ARE THEY?

Our volunteers value the importance of involvement in public school education and Canadian society.  This small gift of time allows them to learn about our school system in general and about what the Vancouver School Board has to offer children, in particular. 

Our volunteers are either retirees, professionals, individuals with time to spare, or post-secondary students, who are Canadians or landed immigrants, with clearance of criminal background check. Many have watched their own children move through our public school system.

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS?

 - By offering such an opportunity, the Vancouver School Board fosters civic responsibility, participation and interaction in order to strengthen community participation in the public school system.

- Promoting change and development by responding to school and community needs is of mutual benefit for both the volunteer and the Vancouver School Board.

- Furthermore, volunteer involvement increases the capacity of the Vancouver School Board to accomplish its goals, and provides volunteers with opportunities to develop and contribute as citizens in our communities. 

In summary, volunteer interpreters are an additional cadre of multilingual and multicultural support personnel available to augment shrinking resources.  They continue to do their best to help support our schools to communicate effectively with families when our Multicultural Liaison Workers are not available or when the need of a language/culture group is not presented within our system. 

 
 
 

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