VHIO strives to eliminate language barriers in healthcare settings by providing trained volunteer interpreters from UC Berkeley to healthcare organizations and facilities for underserved, limited English proficient (LEP) communities in the Bay Area.

Currently, we have official training and established volunteering opportunities for Cantonese, Mandarin, Khmer, Korean, Spanish, Tagalog, and Vietnamese interpreters. In our goal to reach out to more populations, we welcome speakers of other languages to help us expand our language capacities.


January 29, 2013 Leave a comment

For spring 2013, we are recruiting volunteers for Cantonese and Khmer. The training will be throughout spring semester, and volunteers will be able to begin volunteering once they pass the midterm. After passing the training session, we encourage you to be active in our events and attend our workshops to maintain your interpretation skills and knowledge.

Encourage your friends to apply as well!

Info session: Tuesday 1/29 7-8pm in 210 Wheeler
Please click here for the presentation slides.

Application: due Sunday February 3rd at 11:59pm via email
Please click here to access the application.

Categories: Applications

Officer Position Applications

December 20, 2012 Leave a comment

Officer applications are now available!

Please click here for the officer position application (includes the timeline, directions, application, and a page of officer position descriptions)

Please click here for the officer info session powerpoint

Applications are due January 31st at 11:59pm, and the interning period is February through April.

Please let us know if you have any questions, and good luck!

Categories: Applications

Website Update

September 4, 2012 Leave a comment

The information content on this website has been updated. However, I understand that we do not have too many pictures on our website, so please be patient with us.

Categories: Other


August 20, 2012 Leave a comment

Here is the timeline for fall 2012 recruitment:

Info Session powerpoint can be found here

– Sunday 9/2 11:59pm – Applications due by email (PLEASE CLICK HERE FOR THE APPLICATION WITH INSTRUCTIONS)

– Tuesday 9/4 through Friday 9/7 – Interviews

(Note: In order to avoid last-minute notifications, we will try to schedule interviews on Thursday and Friday, so please try to be flexible on these days.  We are including slots for availability on Tuesday and Wednesday in case we cannot schedule all the interviews on Thursday and Friday)

– Wednesday 9/12 – First DeCal session

– Sunday 9/16 – Orientation 1-4:30pm 213 Wheeler

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us at cal.vhio@gmail.com

Thank you for your interest!  We look forward to meeting you.

Categories: Applications

June 2012 Events

July 6, 2012 Leave a comment

Mt. Zion Clinic
Saturday June 2nd, 9am-12pm
This will be the last Mt. Zion hepatitis B clinic.

Walking Club
Saturday June 2nd, 8am-9:30am

Chinatown Public Health Center Clinic
Saturday June 9th, 9am-12pm

VACCEB (Vietnamese American Community Center of the East Bay) Health Fair
Saturday June 23rd

May 2012 Events

June 13, 2012 Leave a comment

Mt. Zion Clinic
Saturday May 3rd, 9am-12pm

Chinatown Public Health Center Clinic
Saturday May 12th, 9am-12pm

Lifelong Medical Center Health Fair
Saturday May 19th

Asian Heritage Festival
Saturday May 19th

Mobile Clinic
Saturday May 26th, 1:30-4:30pm
Asian Pacific American Health Center in SF
VHIO will provide interpretation for this pilot clinic screening for hepatitis B, blood glucose, and blood pressure.

Asian Heritage Festival

May 26, 2012 1 comment

VHIO helped the California Pacific Medical Center at their hepatitis B and C screening at the annual Asian Heritage Festival. The CPMC’s Hep B and C screening went really well. Over 90,000 people attended the festival, and approximately 50 people were screened. The American Liver Foundation passed out surveys and educated the public on liver disease.

Categories: Clinics / Screening