Volunteer with Translation and Interpretation Program (TIP)

What Is TIP And What Is My Role As A Volunteer?

The Translation and Interpretation Program (TIP) acquires registered approved volunteer interpreters, to provide services to limited English proficiency clients of Regina Open Door Society (RODS) and other community agencies. TIP volunteers may 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.)

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 prior to the appointment.
  3. Set up an appointment with TIP Coordinator and bring all supportive documents from Step 2.
  4. TIP Coordinator will inform the applicant if he/she is eligible to volunteer under the TIP Program.
  5. TIP Volunteer Training is mandatory and must be attended by all approved TIP volunteers.


Translation and Interpretation Program (TIP)

Regina Open Door Society (RODS)

2314 11th Avenue Regina, SK, S4P 0K1

Tel: 306-352-3500 



FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions):
  • What is TIP’s volunteer's schedule?
    • TIP volunteers will be required during RODS regular hours of operation. RODS programs and/or services are typically open from Monday–Friday, 8:00am until 4:30pm.  On occasion, TIP volunteers may also be asked to interpret for afterhours 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 which 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 list of available or high demand languages, please contact Translation and Interpretation Program Coordinator directly at  
  • How can I get certified as a translator?
    • TIP is NOT affiliate with translation certifications. If you are interested in translation certification, please visit The Association of Translators and Interpreters of Saskatchewan (ATIS) http://atisask.ca/