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    ASL Captain

Purpose: To oversee ASL Interpreting of the PK speakers and worship for the Deaf in attendance. Ensure every church within your sphere of influence actively partner in sending men to the conference.

Reports to: Conference Services Group II Leader

Works closely with: ASL Interpreters, Food Captain

Special Qualifications/Preferred Profile:

  • Organized, able to network with and recruit other ASL Interpreters
  • Service oriented, caring, able to interpret for the Deaf
  • RID certified or equivalent
  • Knowledge and practice of the Interpreter’s Code of Ethics
  • Involved in continued education to issues related to Interpreters.
  • Familiar with the Deaf culture

Pre-Conference Responsibilities:

  • Recruit the ASL Interpreters, be familiar with their job description
  • Help to ensure the conference is “SOLD OUT”
  • Attend scheduled conference leadership planning/prayer meetings to ensure:
    • Volunteer Conference Job Descriptions are handed out
    • Understanding of Conference Team Roster/Overview
    • All volunteer paperwork is completed
    • Volunteer positions are filled in accordance with Volunteer Position & Shift Schedule
    • Understand recruiting methods, resources, and strategies

Conference Responsibilities:

  • Wear proper attire, clean-cut appearance is requested
  • Setup the Interpreters signing area and music stand/podium if needed/available, see your Conference Services Group II
  • Leader to reserve 2 rows in the designated section, use “Reserved for ASL” signs
    Make several copies of “Reserved ASL Interpreter” signs and have them taped on each seat in the front row of the Deaf section.
  • Pick up several copies of minute by minute from PK Headquarters Office
  • Check with your Conference Services Group Leader II to see if program/song transcripts are available for distribution to the ASL Interpreters
  • Coordinate the workload for the ASL Interpreters
  • Identify the location of the altar call for the Deaf, it is usually located right next to the ASL Interpreter, explain to the Deaf audience where the altar call area for the Deaf will be – not in front of the main stage.
  • Interpret one-on-one for Deaf men in the event they speak with a hearing pastor during alter call or other situations that may arise, as necessary
  • During the altar call, the Deaf men who come forward should come to the floor in front of the Deaf section in a way that allows them to still follow the ASL Interpreter as they translate the Evangelist’ message
  • Keep the Interpreter’s signing area clear
  • Identify someone (an Usher) to block off the interpreter’s signing area and make sure the hearing men do not interfere with the Interpreter’s area
  • Connect with the PK Food Captain to ensure there is water provided for the ASL Interpreters
  • When lunch is provided on Saturday obtain and distribute lunches to any Deaf men unable to pick them up themselves

Post-Conference Responsibilities:

  • Remove paper signs from the chairs, caution tape, etc. from the Deaf Section area.

Time Commitment/Shift(s):