Poll: Would you volunteer as a translator to assist humanitarian causes?
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Apr 1, 2011

This forum topic is for the discussion of the poll question "Would you volunteer as a translator to assist humanitarian causes?".

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Adnan Özdemir  Identity Verified
Local time: 04:20
Member (2007)
German to Turkish
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I already have/do__always Apr 1, 2011

I am a humanist such as Rumi of Konya and ''greenist'' tambien
I was a volunteer regarding refugees and immigrants during my Germany and Spain days..

I am a volunteer of Greenpeace.

Saludos desde Anatolia
Anadolu'dan selamlar

[Edited at 2011-04-01 12:43 GMT]


Rita Utt  Identity Verified
Local time: 03:20
English to German
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not as a translator Apr 1, 2011

I do assist humanitarian causes but as I translate all day, I like to change activity when I do humanitarian work.


Mateusz Batelt  Identity Verified
Local time: 03:20
German to Polish
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Yes, I do. Apr 1, 2011

For example for Amnesty International, and some non-profit magazines.


neilmac  Identity Verified
Local time: 03:20
Spanish to English
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It depends Apr 1, 2011

On the cause and the spare time I might have available, which is currently negligible.


Ines Goncalves  Identity Verified
Local time: 01:20
English to Portuguese
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Yes but...It also depends! Apr 1, 2011

It depends on the amount of work I have. Sometimes I am fully booked and cannot volunteer...


Marlene Blanshay  Identity Verified
Local time: 21:20
Member (2009)
French to English
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yes Apr 1, 2011

i have, most recently for a an organization that helps at-risk and homeless kids. I haven't done any since then, in December as it is hard to find spare time.


Thayenga  Identity Verified
Local time: 03:20
Member (2009)
English to German
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Yes Apr 1, 2011

I already have assisted with the website translation for a NPO for which I'm also doing multiple other things, e. g. help them to raise both funds and awareness of their cause.

And I'm planning on continuing to work with them, time permitting.


Ahmet Murati  Identity Verified
Local time: 03:20
English to Albanian
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I already did such translation Apr 1, 2011

for an USA based NGO International Rescue Committee


MedTrans&More  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
English to Portuguese
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other Apr 1, 2011

I'm awaiting approval of my application to translate for a couple of organisations.


Elena Novski  Identity Verified
Local time: 21:20
Russian to English
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I actually do Apr 1, 2011

... translations and especially interpreting, for a hospital


Amandine Added  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
Local time: 02:20
Member (2010)
English to French
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Depends... Apr 1, 2011

I have already volunteer to some small translating jobs but I also work with one NGO and I accepted to take big loads of works with a remuneration cut by three. For exemple, at the moment I'm working on a three weeks project (90.000 words within this timeframe....) so it ensures a minimum income while I cannot take any other project.
I also volunteer according to my schedule, when I have a few days availability, I think it can help to develop a network and NGO are always in need.


Ashutosh Mitra  Identity Verified
Local time: 06:50
Member (2011)
English to Hindi
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yes I would love to.. Apr 2, 2011

Once I was contacted by a Church for a piece of passage to be translated in HINDI, and I did it....It was a good experience as I don't know much about the Holy Bible ....but that passage talked about The gift of GOD in the shape of Mother Nature....and was a beautiful piece...

It was only after this, I added Religion to my fields of Interest and later I did many jobs in this field some free and some paid also..


wonita (X)
Local time: 22:20
For me Apr 2, 2011

humanitarian causes are in the first place to love my next: to respect my parents, care my children, assist my husband, help my sister with her autistic son...

I would be a hypocrite if I worked in a humanitarian organization while ignoring the needs of my next.


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