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I Speak Your Language

Call 1800 95 40 40 to join the program today.

Would you like to have a friendly conversation with someone in your original language? I Speak Your Language is a free state-wide telephone support program supported by the Queensland Government that will connect you with a volunteer who speaks your language. Each week, you'll get a call and have a social chat to help you feel more connected with your community and your culture. 

If you have any questions about COVID-19, the volunteers can also direct you to reliable information.

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Be a participant (receive phone calls)

To be a participant in I Speak Your Language you must live in Queensland. If we don't have a volunteer who speaks your language, we'll find one! Call the number below and we'll ask for your name, phone number and language so we can find you a match.

Call us on 1800 95 40 40.

Registration: If you or someone you know would like to register for hte program, click here to complete a registration form and email it to ispeak@mccgc.com.au.

Current languages available:

* Please note that we can recruit volunteers in other languages as needed. Just let us know which language you speak! 

  • Amharic 
  • Arabic
  • Bahasa Indonesian
  • Bengali
  • Bosnian
  • Bulgarian
  • Cantonese
  • Czech

  • Croatian
  • Dari
  • Dutch
  • Farsi
  • French
  • German
  • Gujarati
  • Hakka
  • Hebrew

  • Hindi
  • Hokkein
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Kinyarwanda
  • Korean
  • Lithuanian
  • Macedonian
  • Malay
  • Maltese
  • Nepali
  • Polish
  • Punjabi
  • Russian
  • Samoan
  • Serbian
  • Shona
  • Slovenian
  • Spanish
  • Swahili
  • Tagalog
  • Tamil
  • Thai
  • Ukrainian
  • Urdu
  • Vietnamese
  • Zimbabwean

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Be a volunteer (make phone calls)

***At the moment we are ONLY seeking volunteers who speak: Thai, Greek, Croatian, Polish, or Oromo***

We're looking for friendly, reliable volunteers who speak another langauge and have a few hours a week available to make phone calls. To be a volunteer for I Speak Your Language you must submit an application online. Once we approve your application, you will need to complete:

  • a police check (which you will be reimbursed for)
  • a 2-hr training session (which can be done online)

We want to ensure all our volunteers have a solid understanding of professional boundaries, code of conduct and confidentiality.

If you speak Croatian, Serbian or Oromo please click here to register your interest to volunteer

For more information on I Speak Your Language, email ispeak@mccgc.com.au or call 1800 95 40 40. 

I Speak Your Language Videos 

Swahili - Kiswahili
Korean - 한국어
Portuguese - Português
Farsi - فارسی
Spanish - Español
Japanese - 日本語

Help spread the word!

Below are some of they flyers we've created to provide community organisations, participants and volunteers with more information. Please share with your networks to help get more people invovled.

Our organisation is committed to delivering the highest standard customer service. We provide services to mainstream and CALD communities across the Aged and Disability Community Service Sector.

Our commitment to compliance standards include: Aged Care Quality Standards, Human Services Quality Standards, National Employment Standards and workplace entitlements, Federal Police check, staff orientation, on-going training and performance appraisals, Current First Aid Certificates, Work Cover Insurance, Products and Public Liability Insurance and Business Indemnity Insurance.

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