Translator-Interpreter Program

The Translator-Interpreter Program (TIP) is a student-run program of the Cornell Public Service Center that trains bilingual and multilingual Cornell students to serve as volunteer translators/interpreters for community agencies in emergency and non-emergency situations.

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Need more resources?

Visit our new page for multilingual resources to keep you safe and up-to-date during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond.

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Are you a bilingual or multilingual Cornell student? 

Consider becoming a volunteer translator and/or interpreter.


Do you provide services and are you in need of translation and/or interpretation?

Consider registering with our program as an agency.


Are you interested in certifying our volunteers' language capabilities?

Consider participating with our program as a faculty member.


Our Numbers

Here's how TIP is making an impact on our community to bridge language and cultural barriers over the past year.


student volunteer translators and interpreters



different languages provided for service



participating Cornell language faculty members



students trained during our Volunteer Training Sessions



community agencies trained during our Agency Training Sessions



translation/interpretation requests received from the community