Spanish-English interpreters and bilingual volunteers needed for Costa Layman Health Fair

Students screen farm workers at the 2016 Costa Layman Health Fair.

The Costa Layman Health Fair celebrates its 11th anniversary from 7 a.m. – 1 p.m. Friday, July 22, at Costa Farms in Trenton, SC.

To improve the flow of information to non-English-speaking patients, the Augusta University College of Nursing is looking for bilingual volunteers to serve as Spanish-English interpreters for this year’s health fair. Any interested faculty, staff or students are encouraged to apply by contacting Eileen Brandon, senior director of Development, at 706-825-4779 or ebrandon@augusta.edu or Vivian Rice, department manager of Interpreter and Translator Services at 706-721-6921 or vrice@augusta.edu.

The Costa Layman Health Fair provides free health screenings for workers at Costa Farms, one of the country’s largest perennial plant farms located in Trenton, South Carolina.

In 2013, more than 300 workers received free health screenings, many of whom did not otherwise have access to health care.

Debbie Layman, College of Nursing alumna and Georgia Health Sciences Foundation board member, said the services provided by translators truly have a life-changing impact on the health fair’s attendees.

“Every summer, Augusta University students, faculty and alumni volunteer their time to make the health fair a success for Costa employees. These volunteers are not only doing screenings, but facilitating research, communication and logistics. Our volunteer translators are an invaluable part of navigating that process.”

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Nick Garrett is a communications coordinator in the Division of Communications & Marketing at Augusta University. Contact him at 706-446-4802 or ngarret1@augusta.edu.

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