Do you have strong language skills and always wanted to help in a medical and dental clinic?  Have you wanted to use your language skills to volunteer in your home country or abroad? Are you a foreign language major with an interest in a future career in a health career in medicine, dentistry, or public health?  Are you a pre-med, pre-dental, or pre-nursing/nursing major and also a native speaker in a second language? International Medical Relief can provide you – and perhaps your school club – with a unique opportunity!

Many individuals and groups with expert language skills find that by joining a medical/dental mission, you get to learn and understand medical and dental care and provide health education to small groups and one-to-one while working directly with doctors and dentists. This unique opportunity may help you to fulfill more than one life goal by combining your skills and interests in a way in which you will touch hundreds of people each day.

Volunteer interpreters are highly valued in IMR clinics. You will work side by side with doctors, dentists, public health professionals, and medical staff members as an IMR volunteer. You will also have the opportunity to listen to and learn from local interpreters, who themselves are often medical and dental professionals in their country. Over the last 20 years, IMR has proudly traveled with volunteers who are also native speakers from the Caribbean, Latin America, Asia, and Africa on our teams. We are also proud of the many dual-language club/pre-health career students that have found their calling and their language to be a springboard to help patients around the world and at home. 

Interpreters’ Roles in Clinic


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