The RID Volunteer Leadership structure is comprised of the Board, along with Committees, Councils, and Task Forces.

If you are interested in serving as a RID volunteer, please complete and submit the volunteer leader application form. Volunteers are appointed after the biennial conference and serve until the conclusion of the next biennial conference.

Volunteer Leadership.

Volunteer Leadership Application


RID has a number of standing committees, organized around a specific issue or responsibility.

List of Committees Here


Councils are made up of individuals who have many years of experience in the interpreting profession.

List of Councils Here

Task Forces

Task Forces have specific goals, and may be disbanded when those goals are met.

List of Task Forces Here

Member Sections

RID’s Member Sections (MS) provide a relationship-building forum for RID members to share common interests, goals and concerns that are also consistent with RID’s mission and values.

As formally recognized groups of RID members, Member Sections can hold meetings at the biennial conference, regional conferences and other functions sponsored by RID or its affiliate chapters. Additionally, Member Sections frequently contribute articles to VIEWS, RID’s quarterly newsletter, to share their discussions with the entire membership.

BLeGIT* Member Section
DeafBlind Member Section
Deaf Caucus Member Section
Deaf-Parented Interpreters Member Section
Interpreters and Transliterators of Color Member Section
Interpreter Service Managers Member Section
Interpreters in Healthcare Member Section
Interpreters in Educational Instructional Settings
Legal Interpreters Member Section
Student Member Section
Video Interpreter Member Section
Volunteer Leadership Manual

Volunteer With Us!

You can find the Volunteer Leadership application here!

Volunteer Leadership Application