Shared Voices Mission:

Train refugees as professional interpreters and strengthen local language access services. 

What do we do?

Shared Voices is a language services social enterprise of MRC based in Austin, TX. We train refugees and other bilingual community members in the ethics and expectations of professional interpreting. 

With a growing refugee and immigrant population, the City of Austin and local organizations are seeking trained interpreters to ensure they can equitably meet the needs of the community. MRC’s training in community and medical interpreting is designed to give refugees the professional skills to fill those roles and provide a critical link to their community, while earning supplemental income as well.

We run three 40-hour courses per year, open to the public at a cost of $405. We also conduct on-site trainings for bilingual staff at the City of Austin and other organizations tailored to the vocabulary needs and ethical considerations specific to their field. Contact us at the right to register for our course or learn more about MRC running a training at your organization. 

Upcoming Introduction to Community Interpreting Courses 

Early Fall Course

Required Language Assessment, Cost $30: Saturday, August 25th, 9:30-11:30am 

Training, Cost $375: Saturdays from 8:30am-5:00pm

September 15th, 22nd, 29th, and October 6th & 13th

Location: Triumphant Love Lutheran Church


Late Fall Course

Required Language Assessment, Cost $30: Saturday, October 20th, 9am-1pm 

Training, Cost $375: Saturdays from 8:30am-5:00pm

 November 3rd, 10th, 17th, and December 1st and 8th

Location: Triumphant Love Lutheran Church 



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