Interpreting between families and medical staff
This project is not in partnership with TWB – We are just helping spread the word!
Stony Brook Hospital on Long Island is currently in dire need of bilingual people who can help translate between medical staff and patients/families. They have a particular need for Spanish speakers. No medical background needed, just the ability to help bridge that communication gap.
This would all be done remotely, through Zoom/Skype/Facetime, and no specific hours are necessary. The hospital is looking for a deep bench of volunteers they can call on during those moments when they need this sort of help.
Anyone interested should contact Roseanna.Ryan@stonybrookmedicine.edu. Please also think of people you know who is bilingual (particularly in Spanish) and who would be interested in pitching in, and please forward this message to them! Even if you can’t help with this initiative, you can spread the word by copying and pasting this anywhere!