Spanish-English translators needed for farmworker’s health fair

The Costa Layman Health Fair celebrates its 10th anniversary from 7 a.m. – 1 p.m. Friday, July 17, at Costa Layman Farms in Trenton, SC.

The Georgia Regents University College of Nursing is looking for volunteers to serve as Spanish-English translators for this year’s health fair. Any interested faculty, staff or students are encouraged to apply.

The Costa Layman Health Fair provides free health screenings for workers at Costa Layman Farms, one of the country’s largest perennial plant farms. In 2013, more than 300 workers received free health screenings, many of whom did not otherwise have access to health care.

“Every summer, GRU students, faculty, and alumni volunteer their time to make the health fair a success for Costa Layman employees,” said Debbie Layman, College of Nursing alumna and Georgia Health Sciences Foundation board member. “These volunteers are not only doing screenings, but facilitating research, communication, and logistics. Our volunteer translators are an invaluable part of navigating that process.”

If you are available to volunteer as a Spanish-English translator on July 17, or if you would like more information about volunteering, please contact Eileen Brandon at 706-825-4779 or ebrandon@gru.edu.