Community Interpreter Services in Charlottesville
The International Rescue Committee in Charlottesville has provided trained foreign language interpreters to local organizations serving Limited English Proficient (LEP) persons since 2002. The IRC developed the program to assist local organizations to meet the requirements of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which specifies that institutions receiving federal funds must provide equal access to LEP persons and ensure effective communication.
The IRC in Charlottesville has more than 49 contract interpreters working in 17 different languages and serves over 60 Charlottesville area organizations including courts, social service agencies, schools, hospitals, and local businesses.
IRC interpreters have been tested for language proficiency and have successfully completed a minimum of 30 hours of training on interpreting ethics, language retention, and interpretation skills. IRC interpreters follow a Code of Ethics, which defines conduct for ensuring confidentiality, accuracy, and client self-determination.
• Interpreters can come to your site and are available by appointment Monday through Friday, from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM.
• 48 hour advance notice for an appointment is requested.
• Services are billed for a one-hour minimum with additional time charged in half-hour increments. Mileage is billed outside a 5-mile radius of downtown Charlottesville. There is a modest surcharge for appointments requested less than 24 hours in advance.
List of Available Languages:
• Mai Mai
• Mandarin (Chinese)
• Cantonese (Chinese)
For more information about IRC Interpreter Services in Charlottesville, e-mail Program Manager, Eugeniya Haas at Eugeniya.Haas@Rescue.org or call (434) 979-7772 ext. 112.
The IRC in Charlottesville does not offer written translation services at this time.