Interpreter for English Language Learner Computer Program

Volunteer Interpreter

The Edmonton Public Library's Computer Skills Program helps newcomers develop their technology/digital literacy skills. Volunteer interpreters assist in providing translation to participants to enhance their learning and understanding of the program.

Languages we are recruiting for can vary from branch to branch. Please read below for more information.


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Volunteer Location

Woodcroft Branch- 13420 114 Ave NW, Edmonton

  • Dates: Wednesdays from June 12, 2024 to July 31, 2024
  • Times: 6pm-9pm
  • Mandatory Orientation/Training to take place on May 13, 2024 from 6:30pm-8:30pm
  • Language requirement: Tigrinya

Volunteer Responsibilities

  • Help program participants to follow program instructions and activities by relaying instructions to participants in the following language: Tigrinya

Volunteer Skills & Qualifications


  • Fluent in both oral and written English and in the following language: Tigrinya.
  • Knowledgeable in basic computer applications.
  • Effective communications skills.
  • Ability to demonstrate patience when working with participants.
  • Ability to work effectively, independently and collaboratively within a team environment.
  • Clear up-to-date Police Information Check


  • Experience working with diverse populations.
  • Teaching in a group setting.

Volunteer Commitment

Length of Commitment

  • 8 week commitment
  • Volunteer must be able to attend all sessions.

Volunteer Benefits

  • Support English Language Learners in their computer learning process.
  • Potential to obtain a reference.
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