Translator Interpreter Program (TIP)

The Translator-Interpreter Program (TIP) is a student-run program of the Cornell Public Service Center that trains bilingual and multilingual students to serve as volunteer translators/interpreters for community agencies in emergency and non-emergency situations. Certified by Cornell language faculty members, TIP volunteers have been serving over 300 community agencies in Tompkins County and the surrounding area since 2000.

If you are an agency in need of translation or interpretation services, please email us at or log onto our online volunteer database. Please note that only agencies that have completed an Agency Training Session will have access to our online volunteer database. If you would like to register for an Agency Training Session, please contact TIP at

Consider making a donation to the TIP program so that we can continue to provide free services to those in the Ithaca area!