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Volunteer Interpreter Position

Do you speak Chinese (Traditional), Vietnamese, Arabic or Persian?

Would you like to get involved in your community and give back in a positive and meaningful way?

We are looking for flexible individuals to help us interpret some of our Big Sisters material.

Skills and Qualifications

  • Excellent communications skills in both English and one of the following languages: Chinese (Traditional), Vietnamese, Arabic or Persian. We aren’t looking for professional translators; we encourage anyone who is comfortable translating in these languages to apply
  • Strong work ethic, able to work effectivity with people
  • Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills
  • Previous interpreting and translating experience is an asset
  • Strong computer skills, able to type in a second language

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Translate a variety of agency material from English to Chinese (Traditional), Vietnamese, Arabic or Persian
  • Help compile terminology and information to be used in translations, eg: Big Sisters Agency Guidelines
  • Revise, edit and proofread translated material
  • Refer to reference materials, such as dictionaries and encyclopedia to ensure translation and interpretation accuracy
  • Collaborate with Big Sisters team

Time Requirement

  • 10 – 15 hours

Benefits

  • Skills development in the areas of interpretation and translation
  • An opportunity to contribute positively to your community

Apply here!

Please submit applications to: volunteer@bigsisters.bc.ca

 

 

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