Volunteers provide as-needed, one-time, interpreting and translating services. Volunteers who complete interpreting/translating sessions receive a certificate upon graduation. Volunteers are not screened as thoroughly as interns. They are, however, provided a glossary of key vocabulary and a document with basic interpreting/translation skills. Rutgers students have volunteered at: Rutgers Law School Clinics, Volunteer Lawyers for Justice, American Friends Service Committee, New Jersey Institute for Social Justice, ACLU New Jersey, New Jersey Alliance for Immigrant Justice, New York Legal Assistance Group, and private practice law firms.
LAP volunteers are so highly requested that there have been contacted about several unique projects. For example, a community organization in Newark, NJ asked if we could help them translate hundreds of pages of historic church documents in German. We were also contacted about translating hundreds of pages in Hebrew for a local law firm.