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Scientific English-Spanish translator

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ORGANIZATION: Rainforest Partnership

  • 18 people are interested

Join as a Scientific English-Spanish Translator Volunteer and utilize your language skills to translate diverse documents, fostering communication for our Spanish-speaking audience.

Do you want to make a difference for our planet and get hands-on work experience at an international conservation NGO? Rainforest Partnership (RP) is a non-profit based in Austin, Texas, with team members in the US, Peru, Ecuador, Mexico and Europe. We conserve and restore tropical rainforests by working with communities to develop sustainable livelihoods that empower and respect both people and nature.

RP is looking for a Scientific English-Spanish Translator Volunteer who shares our dedication to conservation and scientific discovery, and who possesses the language skills to assist in translating various documents related to our research and organizational activities. We are looking for individuals who can commit around 10+ hours per week.


  1. Entrepreneurial: resourceful, innovative, and action oriented.
  2. Efficient: organized and process/procedure driven.
  3. Empathetic: respect and understanding toward other’s perspectives
  4. Authentic: genuine and self-aware.
  5. Positive: focused on moving us toward desired results.


  • Translate scientific documents, research papers, data fields, and other materials from English to Spanish and vice versa.
  • Collaborate with researchers and team members to ensure accurate translation of technical terminology and concepts.
  • Assist in translating other educational materials, website content, and communication materials for our Spanish-speaking audience, as required.
  • Review and edit translated documents to maintain consistency and clarity of language.
  • Work closely with team members to meet deadlines and prioritize translation tasks as needed.


  • Fluent in both English and Spanish with excellent written and verbal communication skills in both languages.
  • Experience in scientific translation, particularly in the fields of biology, ecology, or environmental science, is preferred.
  • Knowledge of specialized scientific terminology and ability to accurately convey complex concepts in both languages.
  • Strong attention to detail and ability to maintain consistency in terminology and style across translations.
  • Ability to work independently and efficiently, with a commitment to meeting deadlines.
  • Familiarity with Google Workspace and Microsoft 365 (Word and Excel) is a plus.
  • Reliable and responsive to team member needs as they arise on a regular basis.
  • Positive attitude and humility.


  • Contribute to innovative approaches in translating scientific documents, enhancing accessibility and understanding of vital conservation efforts within our organization.
  • Enhance your language skills and broaden your portfolio by working alongside a global, passionate, and diverse team of conservationists.
  • Make a meaningful impact by contributing to an organization that collaborates with indigenous and local communities to foster sustainable livelihoods, flourishing biodiversity, and enduring rainforest preservation.
  • Enhance your skills and expand your portfolio while working with a global, passionate, and diverse team to achieve common goals on behalf of our rainforests.
  • Work in a fun, high energy, positive, collaborative and diverse work environment.

While our volunteer positions are unpaid, the value you bring is immeasurable. Your dedication fuels our projects, events, and initiatives, allowing us to reach our goals and create meaningful, lasting impact for our collective community.

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About Rainforest Partnership


P.O. Box 49268, Austin, TX 78765, US

Mission Statement

Rainforest Partnership protects, stabilizes and restores tropical rainforests by partnering with local and indigenous communities as guardians and economic participants while renewing harmony between people and nature.


We are an international nonprofit organization based in Austin, TX, with a highly diverse, collaborative, and supportive team on the ground in rainforests and working remotely across the globe. We’re thrilled that you’ve come to check out our open positions. We keep this page updated with all of our current volunteer and internship opportunities.

Our organization welcomes anyone who shares our determination and passion. Even if our current postings don't align perfectly with what you are looking for, we encourage you to apply or email us with any questions you might have. Regardless of your interests and skills, there's a place for you to support rainforests, vital ecosystems for our planet's health.

Should you be serious about doing the important work our rainforests need from us, we will continuously challenge your skills and push you to grow professionally through real-world conservation projects, initiatives, and responsibilities.

What difference do you want to make for rainforests? We look forward to hearing from you! Be the catalyst for change with us!


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  • We are looking for individuals who can commit around 10+ hours per week.

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