Translation and Interpretation Program (TIP)

What Is the Translation and Interpretation Program (TIP)? 

The Translation and Interpretation Program (TIP) works with registered approved volunteer interpreters to provide services to newcomers with limited English proficiency. Through interpretation, TIP volunteers enable clients to connect and access settlement-related services (i.e., Life Skills, Child Care Employment Services, Financial Services, Health Care Services, School Programs, Community Connections, etc.)  
TIP provides interpretation services in over 30 languages. For a list of available languages, don't hesitate to get in touch with the Translation and Interpretation Program Coordinator directly at    

Interpretation (Verbal)-Available 

This program provides volunteer interpreter (verbal) referrals to communities in Regina, Saskatchewan and area. TIP refers interpreters to community users according to agreements and information provided in the TIP Interpretation Request Form.

Translation (Written)-Discontinued 

As of June 2016, TIP no longer offers written translation services. For a list of translation and/or notarization agencies, please click here:  

Do you want to become a volunteer interpreter? this is what you need to know! 

Applicants Must Meet the Following Criteria: 

  • Fluency and proficiency in English and a foreign language 
  • Eligible to work in Canada 
  • Flexible Schedule 
  • 18 years of age and older 
  • High School Diploma 
  • Clear Criminal Record 

How To Register (Step-By-Step):  

  1. Complete Application Form A 
  2. Acquire the following documents: 
    1. Criminal Record Check: Please request the Translation and Interpretation Program Coordinator for Volunteer Criminal Record Letter. Once acquired, please go to the Regina Police Service Office at 1717 Osler Street. As of March 19, 2018, the fee for volunteer criminal record checks will be $10.00 (ten dollars) 
    2. Resume 
    3. Social Insurance Number * Please DO NOT provide your SIN before the appointment.
  3. Set up an appointment with the TIP Coordinator and bring all supportive documents from Step 2.
  4. TIP Coordinator will inform the applicant if they are eligible to volunteer under the TIP Program.
  5. TIP Volunteer Training is mandatory and must be attended by all approved TIP volunteers.
FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions):
  • What is TIP's volunteer schedule?  
    • TIP volunteers are available during RODS' regular hours of operation. RODS programs and/or services are typically open from Monday–Friday, 8:00 am until 4:30 pm. On occasion, TIP volunteers may also be asked to interpret for after hours programs. 

  • TIP is a casual, "as needed" basis. TIP volunteers don't usually have set hours, although TIP volunteers who speak a high-demand language are often booked to do longer hours.  
    • For instance, if you speak a high-demand language and offer a flexible schedule, you will be booked more often (2-3 hours a week). Whereas if you speak a language that is in low demand, you may not be booked as often (1-2 hours a month). 

  • What languages are in high demand?  
    • TIP provides interpretation services in over 30 languages. For a list of available or high demand languages, please get in touch with Translation and Interpretation Program Coordinator directly at    

  • How can I get certified as a translator?  
  • TIP is NOT affiliated with translation certifications. If you are interested in translation certification, please visit The Association of Translators and Interpreters of Saskatchewan (ATIS) http://atisask.ca/