Communication across continents, languages and cultures is part of our daily life in the ICCA Consortium. As we strive to continue improving our capacity to share and exchange stories, experiences and information with our membership and partners, we are building a group of volunteers to support with translation.
If you wish to be involved in something meaningful and if you have a bit of time to dedicate to our diverse and colourful movement, we would be more than happy to welcome you into the volunteer translation team! We are mainly looking for translators from English to Spanish, from English to French, from Spanish to English and/or from French to English, but would also welcome those who can translate between any of these languages and Portuguese, Arabic, Russian or Chinese.
The texts we need to translate are diverse: it may be an article for the Newsflash, a short biography of a member of the Council or Secretariat, a policy brief or internal documents such as meeting minutes. We will discuss and decide the scope of tasks with you depending on your skills, availability and knowledge of the ICCA Consortium and of ICCAs—territories of life, and we will work closely with you in the process to ensure high quality of the translations.
If you are interested in volunteering with us, please contact Gaëlle (email@example.com), mentioning your mother tongue, the languages you speak and between which language(s) you can translate, your experience with translation, and your approximate availability per month. Thank you in advance and we look forward to hearing from you soon!
Featured image: Original picture by © Emma Courtine. Shalu, from Dhimer community in Maharashtra, India, sharing her experience during the ICCA Consortium South Asia Regional Assembly, December 2019.