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Interpreting Opportunities at Beijing Olympics?
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Does anyone know about work or volunteer opportunities for English/Mandarin interpreters at the Beijing Olympics?

Thanks in advance for any assistance.


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isahuang
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volunteer Oct 27, 2007

rchan wrote:

Does anyone know about work or volunteer opportunities for English/Mandarin interpreters at the Beijing Olympics?

Thanks in advance for any assistance.


I saw on TV that they have a very rigorous screening procedure to select volunteers. All volunteers are at least bilingual, and must be able to multitask. They are expected to act more than just an interpreter.


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volunteer work Oct 27, 2007

Tingting Huang wrote:

rchan wrote:

Does anyone know about work or volunteer opportunities for English/Mandarin interpreters at the Beijing Olympics?

Thanks in advance for any assistance.


I saw on TV that they have a very rigorous screening procedure to select volunteers. All volunteers are at least bilingual, and must be able to multitask. They are expected to act more than just an interpreter.



Are you kidding? All that and no compensation?


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I am serious Oct 27, 2007

wherestip wrote:

Tingting Huang wrote:

rchan wrote:

Does anyone know about work or volunteer opportunities for English/Mandarin interpreters at the Beijing Olympics?

Thanks in advance for any assistance.


I saw on TV that they have a very rigorous screening procedure to select volunteers. All volunteers are at least bilingual, and must be able to multitask. They are expected to act more than just an interpreter.



about 2 mths ago, I saw on TV a special program about Olympics volunteers. Most applicants are college students and they all want to become volunteers. so there is no shortage of applicants and the competition is really tense. But I think they will get something in compensation. I remember when I worked as volunteer at the World conference on Women in 1995 in beijing, I received some compensation.

Are you kidding? All that and no compensation?


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志愿 Oct 27, 2007

Tingting Huang wrote:

about 2 mths ago, I saw on TV a special program about Olympics volunteers. Most applicants are college students and they all want to become volunteers. so there is no shortage of applicants and the competition is really tense ...



Tingting,

You're right. Look what I found on volunteering at the Beijing 2008 Summer Olympics ...

http://en.beijing2008.cn/

http://en.beijing2008.cn/upload/readerupdate/5.pdf


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自力更生 Oct 27, 2007

Well, I think it makes sense that they plan on mostly using internal resources to organize this big Olympic extravaganza. You can see that's what they intend to do from this educational manual. A lot of "skills" required are pretty elementary, I'd say.


http://en.beijing2008.cn/upload/readerupdate/6.pdf


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At least 4 working available for a week Oct 28, 2007

For the volunteers, they also must have at least 4 working days a week to spear for the work, I just got to know this on a post from an office lady, of course, she is not qualified.:)

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xxxchance
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我妹妹的孩子好像今年夏天已经开始志愿服务 Oct 28, 2007

她在青岛。另一个在北京好像也说明年要去志愿服务。

我很早以前也想报个名,但是他们原来网站的报名表格我始终无法填写,再加上记得他们的选择标准很高,就放弃了。

爱国也得符合条件才行呢


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chance wrote:

爱国也得符合条件才行呢



chance,

I would say for an event like this, the issue of security would be the foremost concern. And we all know how strict and efficient the Chinese government is when it comes to doing background checks ... it's in their genes



[Edited at 2007-10-28 13:45]


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isahuang
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对, Oct 28, 2007

chance wrote:

她在青岛。另一个在北京好像也说明年要去志愿服务。

我很早以前也想报个名,但是他们原来网站的报名表格我始终无法填写,再加上记得他们的选择标准很高,就放弃了。

爱国也得符合条件才行呢


今年夏天在青岛举行的国际帆船比赛就有很多志愿者。这个比赛属于好运北京系列,为奥运练兵。我还拍了照片呢,我这人很懒,到现在还没把照片整理出来,等弄好了也在这贴几张。


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xxxchance
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看看是否够格参加奥运 ;-) Nov 15, 2007

http://www.rfi.fr/actucn/articles/095/article_4545.asp

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In the name of security Nov 15, 2007

chance,

我说什么来着?

人还要分三六九等, 不禁使我联想起以前人为制造的所谓 "阶级斗争".

对我来说旅行本也不太喜好 - 且不说我还怕人家捣乱制造事件呢 - 所以更不会花钱去碰钉子了

It's similar to how this guy feels in the following link franksf posted a few days ago in another thread.



http://news.wenxuecity.com/messages/200711/news-gb2312-478274.html

好友向我倾诉办签证的尴尬:

堂堂一位中国的优秀人物,却被反复索要什么财产证明/房产证/健康保险/单位营业执照/等等等等,要去的欧洲某国似乎生怕咱们撒谎成性,成为滞留不归人员,或是在他们那里生病出事成为他们的负担什么的。一通繁 琐的申请程序让本来还挺憧憬的旅行还没开始就变得窝囊便扭让人生气。干脆,不去了。





[Edited at 2007-11-15 14:44]


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真理面前 人人平等 Nov 15, 2007

wherestip wrote:

人还要分三六九等, 不禁使我联想起以前人为制造的所谓 "阶级斗争".



美国机场老头儿、老太太照样脱鞋检查.

Theoretically speaking, racial profiling or any other kind of profiling would be illegal. Of course this resulted in the pandemic of political correctness.


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lawliu
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Really Chinese charateristic! Nov 15, 2007

The orgnizers may "humbly" think many guys only want to get a free ticket by the name of voluteering.

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xxxchance
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Steven, 找了半天才找到你这贴 Nov 16, 2007

刚看完一个介绍上海新港以及方方面面的报导,新大全值得自豪。按一位老太太的话说:你们那些国家老了,不行了,这样的大桥只有我们这样的国家才能建!

我看不来欧洲也罢,来了多半也会失望

wherestip wrote:

It's similar to how this guy feels in the following link franksf posted a few days ago in another thread.



http://news.wenxuecity.com/messages/200711/news-gb2312-478274.html

好友向我倾诉办签证的尴尬:

堂堂一位中国的优秀人物,却被反复索要什么财产证明/房产证/健康保险/单位营业执照/等等等等,要去的欧洲某国似乎生怕咱们撒谎成性,成为滞留不归人员,或是在他们那里生病出事成为他们的负担什么的。一通繁 琐的申请程序让本来还挺憧憬的旅行还没开始就变得窝囊便扭让人生气。干脆,不去了。





[Edited at 2007-11-15 14:44]


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