Contact, or a notification in accordance with the Social Welfare Act, can be made on a child or an adult, who is clearly in need of social welfare measures.
There can be several reasons why the need for supportive measures should be assessed, for example:
Turku Region Interpretation Centre constantly recruits community interpreters and translators.
If you are a trained professional in the field and interested in working as a community interpreter or translator, please send us an informal application and your CV to the address:
Turku Region Interpretation Centre offers interpreting and translation services in the following languages:
- Albanian, Amharic, Arabic, Aramaic, Azeri
- Bengali, Bosnian, Bulgarian, Burmese
- Chinese (Cantonese/Mandarin), Croatian, Czech
- Danish, Dari, Dutch
- English, Estonian
- Georgian, German, Greek
- Hindi, Hungarian
- Kikongo, Kinyarwanda, Kurdish/Bahdini, Kurdish/Feyli, Kurdish/Sorani
- Latvian, Lingala, Lithuanian
- Macedonian, Mandinka, Mon
Community interpreting is arranged either on the spot or in distance, for example as telephone interpreting. Community interpreting can be ordered by contacting the interpreter coordination of the Interpretation Centre on weekdays between 8.15 am and 4 pm.
- tel: +358 (0)2 262 6321 or
- e-mail: tulkkaukset.tulkkikeskus(a)turku.fi
24-hour service: outside the office hours (evenings, nights, and weekends), an official can order interpreting services via the service number, tel. +358 (0)500 788 703.
65 €/hour + VAT 24 %
72 €/hour + VAT 24 %
Seminar and conference interpreting
75 €/hour + VAT 24 %
Languages with rare availability
according to actual expenses
Dinstance interpreting (phone and video)
32,50 €/ ½ hour + VAT 24 % per each beginning half-hour
Emergency interpreting extra
10,00 € + VAT 24 %
Message exchange service
20,00 € / message + VAT 24 %
The material that needs translating has to be delivered to the Interpretation Centre well in advance via postal service, e-mail, or fax.
Delivery time is negotiable with the translation coordinator depending on the case.
Basic Social Assistance
You can apply for the basic social assistance from Kela. Please find further information about the matter:
The order must always be made by an official.
An interpreter has to be ordered well in advance via the interpreter coordination of the Turku Region Interpretation Centre. The service number +358 (0)500-788703 operates outside office hours for emergencies.
The time reserved for the interpreting must be long enough because the interpreters have to leave early for the next interpreting commission. Remember to always inform about changes or cancellations!
Turku Region Interpretation Centre offers professional community interpreting, document translations, and customer training
Turku Region Interpretation Centre is a regional, municipal interpretation centre that offers community interpreting and translation services for officials working with immigrants. Also private persons can order translations.
at the Immigrant Office at Eskelin talo, Linnankatu 23, 6th floor
17.1, 14.2, 7.3, 4.4 and 2.5.2018
on Wednesdays at 2 pm
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