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Friends of Hudson River Park

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Hudson River Park

The River Project of Hudson River Park is looking for volunteers with foreign language translation skills to translate marine science lessons or review pre-translated lessons. These efforts will enable free, educational materials to go live on the Hudson River Park website, reaching hundreds of non-English speaking students in the New York City region.

All languages are welcome, but volunteers with Spanish, Mandarin, Russian, French Haitian-Creole, Polish and Korean language skills are especially needed.

Each lesson is around 2-4 pages long, and volunteers can choose to translate as many lessons as they would like. Volunteer sessions will take place through a meeting with HRPK staff at an agreed upon time. The River Project staff will be happy to answer any questions volunteers might have about translating scientific vocabulary.

If you are interested, please reach out to Tobin Kent, HRPK Volunteer Program Manager, at tkent@hudsonriverpark.org.

About The River Project:

The River Project is an original part of Hudson River Park, a waterfront park on Manhattan’s Lower West Side. The River Project works to protect and restore the ecosystem of the Hudson River Estuary and New York Harbor through scientific research, hands-on environmental education, habitat improvement, and innovative waterfront programs.

The Project’s programs and live exhibits expand public understanding of the natural world and inspire people to appreciate and value the ecosystem in which they live.

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About Friends of Hudson River Park

Location:

311 West 43rd Street, Suite 300, New York, NY 10036, US

Mission Statement

Friends of Hudson River Park support the creation and preservation of Hudson River Park, the world class park for everyone that, when completed, will run from 59th Street to the Battery and create a great urban waterfront on Manhattan’s west side.

Embracing the notion that Hudson River Park is, indeed, for everyone, we are active participants in the communities bordering the Park and frequently collaborate with its many stakeholders. We are a strong and constant presence at Community Board meetings, and we frequently seek out environmental and other advocacy groups who share our commitment to completing the Park.

Finally, our programs and events, taking place during the warmer months, are designed to attract visitors to the Park and to build support for Friends’ mission, while involving both surrounding neighborhood and underserved communities throughout New York.

Description

To achieve our mission, we pursue the following goals:

  • Help attain the public and private money needed to complete the Park

    At this point, nearly $200 million is needed to complete the Park. If additional funds are not secured, construction could be delayed and sections of the Park could never be completed.

  • Secure park areas identified in the Hudson River Park Act and work with the City and State to eliminate incompatible uses

    The Park includes areas that are currently occupied by commercial and municipal operations. We will continue our advocacy efforts to ensure that dedicated park land is not used for other purposes.

  • Build a broad constituency for the Park

    We will continue our efforts to engage a large and diverse group of Park users and attract more people to our fundraising mission.

Education & Literacy
Environment
International

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

This is a Virtual Opportunity with no fixed address.

SKILLS

  • Environmental Education
  • Environmental Science
  • Bilingual
  • Spanish
  • Translation
  • STEM

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Each lesson usually takes between 0.5-1 hours to translate, and between 1-2 hours to review. Volunteers are encouraged to translate or review as many lessons as they would like based on The River Project’s needs.
  • Keyboard must be set up in the designated language.

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