USCRI: U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants

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Need an Interpreter or Translator?

Vermont Interpreting and Translating Services (VITS), a program of the Vermont Refugee Resettlement Program, is the state's premier interpreting service. 

To hire one of our trained, professional interpreters, call Alyssa Vigneault at (802) 654-1706 or (802) 655-1963, or e-mail at

Ordering an interpreter is simple!  Just contact us with the date, time, and place of your appointment, along with the name and language of your client, your name, agency, and contact information.  Our interpreters can make a confirmation call to your client if we are provided the cilent's contact information.

What VITS Offers Customers

VITS hires interpreters directly from the community it serves, in a way that encourages harmony and support while precluding conflict of interest in our small communities.

Our well-trained interpreters are able to express ideas, words, and concepts that may have no equivalent in the target language and can also integrate the different world views they represent while respecting the autonomy of all parties present.  VRRP interpreters are continuously educated in Medical, Legal, Professional, and Basic areas, and many are certified Medical "Bridging the Gap" interpreters.

VRRP trains interpreters in the profession of interpreting, as well as in the intricate nuances of interpreting in the complex systems in Vermont.  Like all VRRP staff, our interpreters are paid employees of our parent organization, the U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants.  They receive all the supports and benefits due to paid staff members.  As the hiring agent, you can be assured that they are not consultants or contractors.  They are educated in the issues of confidentiality, accuracy, transparency, and other factors that make interpreting wholly successful.

Current Languages Offered

Arabic, Armenian, Bengali, Bosnian, Burmese, Cantonese, Chinese, Dinka, Dzongkha, French, Georgian, German, Gujarati, Hindi, Japanese, Karen, Kinyarwandan, Kirundi, Kizigua, Kurdish, Lao, Lingala, Mai-Mai, Mandarin, Nepali*, Portuguese, Punjabi, Romanian, Russian, Sharshokpa, Somali, Spanish, Swahili, Taishanese, Thai, Tibetan, and Vietnamese.

*Please note that Vermont's Bhutanese refugee population speaks Nepali.

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