Online placement (E-Volunteer)
Start Date Feb - Apr 2019 (flexible)
Length of Placement 3 Months
Language Requirements English, French
English Reading: Level 4, Writing: Level 4, Speaking: Level 4
French Reading: Level 5, Writing: Level 5, Speaking: Level 5
Language Scale: http://www.cusointernational.org/languageratingscale
Open to Canadian Citizens and Permanent Residents only
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
Our Information and Knowledge Management team based at Cuso International Headquarters in Ottawa, is seeking ongoing translation support to translate documents, briefs, and reports from English into French. Based on the e-volunteer's availability and flexibility, the documents would be sent on an as-needed basis with a quick turn-around time depending on timelines and the document length.
As an e-volunteer, you will:
-Perform ongoing translation of documents from English to French.
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 documents from English to French. (A short sample translation passage will be requested.)
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.
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