Interpretation & Translation

Provided By Compass Interpreters & TONE, Divisions of The Refugee Center


  • Compass Interpreters announces On-Demand Video Interpretation Services. Fill out the contact form today to learn more!
  • Translation services are now offered through Tone, a new division of MVRCR. Visit 

Compass Interpreters is the interpretation division of the Mohawk Valley Resource Center for Refugees. Our expertise is based on over 30 years of working with Limited English Proficient (LEP) individuals and newly resettled refugee populations. The interpretation department was formed in 2002 in response to a need expressed by the community and was part of MVRCR's renewed mission to enhance programs for refugees and for non-refugee immigrants.

Schedule an interpreter. Call our 24/7 interpretation line (315) 749 7080 or email

Our Interpreters are:

  • Trained
    • Accredited through the nationally recognized Cross Cultural Health Care Program’s (CCHCP) Bridging the Gap course for medical interpreters
    • MVRCR is licensed by CCHCP to deliver the training.
  • Professional
  • Confidential
  • Cultural Brokers

We provide interpretation in over 40 languages. For a listing click here. Always check with our office if you do not see the language you need. New languages are always being added.

Interpretation services are available for:

  • Medical
  • Social Service
  • Home Visits
  • Mental Health
  • Courts
  • Law Enforcement
  • Legal Services
  • Education (i.e. Special Education, state testing, parent conferences, home visits)
  • Victim Services (i.e. domestic violence)
  • Employer needs (i.e. orientation, training, health insurance enrollment)

Translation Services 

Can you speak another language? Join our interpretation or translation team!

For Interpretation:

For Translation

  • Tune in, turn it up, join us!
  • Visit Careers and upload your application today. 

To schedule an interpreter

To request a translation