- as you're available; you can be on-call for event-related needs or you can commit to a regular shift, like school drop-off hours
- Pass a background check
Is This the Right Fit for Me?
You’re proficient in Spanish and English, of course. But you’re also really passionate about quality education and empowering students. You know the value of parents’ involvement and have energy around engaging the parents. You understand that interpretation is a skill you develop over time; it can be difficult to communicate without embellishing or leaving anything out. You feel strongly about making sure the right message gets across between speaker and listener.
About Godfrey-Lee Public Schools
The Godfrey-Lee Public School district serves a one-square-mile neighborhood southwest of Grand Rapids in the northeast corner of Wyoming. Godfrey-Lee also welcomes more than 200 schools-of-choice students. The total district population is under 2,000, and the small size offers opportunities for any student to participate in any extracurricular activity she or he may have interest in. While the district’s poverty rate is the highest in Kent County, students are seen as “of promise” rather than “at risk.”
What Others are Saying
I love that I am able to help others in my community and connect even more to what is going on around me. As a parent with children in the Godfrey-Lee schools, I believe it is crucial for my kids to see me involved in their education. I believe it is very important to be involved because our kids spend a major part of their day at school. As an interpreter, I find that I am able to give of my skills and time to help others who may not be able to understand what was going on otherwise. This work is very rewarding as I can see the direct impact that I have.Jackie
Contact the Organization
If you’re ready to ask some questions and get started, contact the Godfrey-Lee Public Schools directly.
What to Expect
Reach out to Jaime to let him know you’re interested; he coordinates all the interpreters for the district's ten languages. He’ll schedule an in-person meeting with you to learn more about your availability, as well as your comfort level with Spanish and interpreting. Jaime can be present for your first translating shift so that you feel supported and get a sense for what the role is like.