French Translation Reviewer - Training Docs (E-Volunteer)

Online placement (E-Volunteer)

Start Date Mar - May 2019 (flexible)

Length of Placement 3 Months

Language Requirements English, French

English Reading: Level 5, Writing: Level 5, Speaking: Level 5

French Reading: Level 5, Writing: Level 5, Speaking: Level 5

Language Scale: http://cusointernational.org/languageratingscale

About E-Volunteering

 

Cuso International’s e-volunteering program welcomes new and returning volunteers to work with our international program partners and volunteers remotely. E-volunteering offers many of the benefits gained from international volunteering, while having the extra advantage of fitting into one's regular weekly schedule without needing a passport. Contributing and giving back to a community, gaining new skills, and making new connections are common benefits of e-volunteering and for Cuso International it is a great opportunity to engage more people in its mission.  

E-Volunteers are expected to supply their own basic home office equipment, Internet and have a moderate knowledge of computer technology. Some of our partners are located in remote areas with unreliable internet connection. Consequently, it is reasonable to assume that when working with the partners, emails will not be responded to immediately. For most of our partners, this is their first experience working with e-volunteers and flexibility and patience is a valuable e-volunteer characteristic.

For additional information about our e-volunteering program, please refer to: https:/goo.gl/FQEmbx

Not sure whether e-volunteering may be right for you? Take this short survey to find out: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/e-volunteering

 

The E-Volunteer’s Role

 

Our Volunteer Journey Team, based at Cuso International Headquarters in Ottawa, is seeking translation support for our in-country volunteer training. An e-volunteer such as you is skilled with knowledge of written translations from English to French and can help maintain the tone set in English to our French documents. You will be helping us to give the same experience to all our volunteers regardless of the language that they speak by reviewing the translated material.

You will gain excellent understanding of what skills and knowledge are needed for volunteers to succeed on placements overseas, as well as training tips and tricks.

The placement is expected to start March 1st and it is currently estimated that documents will have a one-month turnaround time. The length of the placement will depend on the time it takes to review the documents.

As an e-volunteer, you will:

-Review documents that have been translated from English to French

-Help maintain the tone and desired effect in the French document

-Give recommendations to improve translated documents to give better clarity

Essential Academic Qualifications:

A post-secondary degree or diploma in Communications, Linguistics, Translation or a related discipline.

Essential Professional Background:

Professional or causal experience in translating or reviewing documents from English to French (a short sample translation passage may be requested.)

 

About Us

 

E-Volunteering - Cuso International

Cuso International is a non-profit development organization that works to reduce poverty and inequality through the efforts of highly skilled volunteers, collaborative partnerships and compassionate donors. Established in 1961, Cuso International is a registered charity in Canada and the United States. Funds raised have enabled more than 15,000 volunteer placements around the world.

 

E-Volunteering Success Stories

 

E-Volunteering: Virtual Teams Making a Real Difference

Creating online support teams to support emerging social entrepreneurs

https://cusointernational.org/story/e-volunteering-virtual-teams-making-a-real-difference/

 

E-Mentoring: International Development One Email at a Time

Direct e-mentoring - mobilizing Canadian interns, supported by seasoned e-mentors

https://cusointernational.org/story/mobilizing-canadian-interns-e-mentors-and-ict-to-support-international-development-efforts/

 

Online crowd sourcing: Good Globalization

Mobilizing classrooms to produce valuable market research data - Cuso International alumnus leads students at one BC college in helping rice farmers in Laos

https://cusointernational.org/story/good-globalization-2/