Volunteer Interpreters Needed

Fairfax County Office of Public Affairs
12000 Government Center Parkway, Suite 551
Fairfax, VA 22035-0065
703-324-3187, TTY 711, FAX 703-324-2010

Aug. 9, 2006

Volunteer Interpreters Needed at Fairfax County Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court

The Fairfax County Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court (JDRDC) is seeking volunteer Spanish language interpreters to assist court staff and clients at the Old Courthouse, 4000 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax City and at off-site facilities. Training will be provided.Those who qualify as volunteers in this program will serve assignments in various units in the court and provide in-house translations at:

  • JDRDC offices in the courthouse —Domestic Relations, Juvenile Intake, Adult Probation, Family Systems, Special Services, Community Service, Restitution, Formal and Informal Hearings, Records, Clerks and Administration.
  • JDRDC off-site facilities — North County, East County, Center County, Juvenile Detention Center, Less Secure Shelter, Boys Probation House and Girls Probation House.

Fluency is required in both English and Spanish. A commitment to a weekly four-hour shift during business hours (8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.) for at least six months is required. Applicants must be at least 21 years of age. Volunteer applicants will be required to successfully complete a DMV, Child Protective Service and criminal history record check.

For more information about the Volunteer Interpreter Program or to request an application, please contact the volunteer coordinator, Loida Gibbs, at 703-246-2856, TTY 711, or loida.gibbs@fairfaxcounty.gov.

To request this information in an alternate format, call the Office of Public Affairs at 703-324-3187, TTY 711.

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