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Fee For Service

A finder’s fee will be charged based on the number of days of the assignment and the number of interpreters required. A late fee will be charged in addition to the regular finder’s fee for any non-emergency requests received with less than one week notice.

Duration of Assignment State Agencies, Public Schools & Businesses Non-profit Organizations
(must have fewer than 50 employees and have 501C3 status)
Up to eight hours: $40 for each interpreter $35 for each interpreter

Conference 2 or more days: $40 for each interpreter per day $35 for each interpreter per day
On-going assignments:
college class, once a month meetings, 8 week training, etc.)
$80 for one interpreter.
• If other interpreters are needed to fill all the dates, there will be a $40 charge per interpreter.
$70 for one interpreter.
• If other interpreters are needed to fill all the dates, there will be a $35 charge per interpreter.
Six or more meeting/classes If two interpreters are needed, there will be a $110 charge and $40 for each additional interpreter needed to fill all the dates. If two interpreters are needed, there will be an $100 charge and $35 for each additional interpreter needed to fill all the dates.
On-going requests
five or less meetings/classes
• $55 for one interpreter, $40 for each additional interpreter needed to fill all the dates.
• $80 for two interpreters. $40 for each additional interpreter needed to fill all the dates.
• $45 for one interpreter, $35 for each additional interpreter needed to fill all the dates.
• $70 for two interpreters, $35 for each additional interpreter needed to fill all the dates.
Requests made with less than one week notice: A late fee of $40 will be charged in addition to the regular rates listed above. The late fee will be charged whether or not we are able to fill the request. A late fee of $35 will be charged in addition to the regular rates listed above. The late fee will be charged whether or not we are able to fill the request.

PLEASE NOTE: The VIRS referral fee is IN ADDITION to the hourly rate, travel time and mileage that the interpreter will charge you for their service. Being individual contractors, each interpreter determines their own rates. Once VIRS confirms interpreters for your request, you will be given their contact information to ask them their charges. 

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