Haitian Creole Translators Needed-- Southern Border Project Translator (Virtual Opportunity)

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ORGANIZATION: Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Milwaukee, Inc

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Position Purpose/Summary: Rebuilding your life in a new country is challenging, even without a language barrier. With over a hundred years of dedicated service to our neighbors in need, Catholic Charities with the crucial help of volunteers, bridge the language gap for refugees and immigrants.

As a volunteer, you will aid Catholic Charities make culturally and linguistically appropriate videos lending your critical language skills to help immigrants understand the myriad of legal and practical considerations when applying for asylum in the United States. To provide answers to immigrants’ questions about applying for asylum, you will translate one or more pages of English text on short scripts and record voice-over videos in a language which represents Catholic Charities’ linguistic needs.

The videos are approximately 1-5 minutes long in the language you speak. The scripts are simple for ease of translation. Catholic Charities trains you to record short videos that are recorded in your own home or at one of Charities’ offices to record. If needed, Catholic Charities’ Community Educator will join you via Zoom to record the first video(s) together. Catholic Charities edits and posts the recordings to YouTube and TikTok. ***Please, only United States Volunteers. Catholic Charities is unable to work with volunteers who live outside of the United States for this opportunity, as knowledge of local culture and resources are an important part of the role.

Expected Availability and Commitment:

  • A minimum of 2-8 hours per month to create 1-3 videos
  • Occurs any time of the day or week at home
  • Volunteers who wish to work at Catholic Charities’ office for the recordings will come during working hours from Monday through Friday beginning at 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
  • *Note: Catholic Charities asks for a 6-month minimum commitment

Required Qualifications:

  • Must be 18 years old to volunteer
  • Comfortable communicating in the language you will be translating
  • Catholic Charities top language needs include the following:
    • Spanish, Chinese, and Haitian Creole
  • Comfortable communicating in English (reading, writing, and speaking)- English speakers of all levels are welcomed and encouraged to apply
  • *Note: If you speak a language that is not on this list, contact Catholic Charities to determine if your language is a need or fulfills the need of a different project

Required Training: You will receive training on how to access materials before you begin. You will learn how to record voice over videos using Zoom, how to upload recordings to Catholic Charities’ shared Google Drive, and general best practices for recording.

Helpful Skills for the Role:

  • Ability to use Google Slides and Zoom
  • Have access to a computer and reliable internet if recording at home
  • No certifications are required, but Catholic Charities prefers the volunteer has experience interpreting or translating in the community

Share your linguistic abilities to provide immigrants information about how to apply for asylum in the United States in their home language! Volunteering with us provides a rewarding opportunity to utilize your language skills with the satisfaction that you are making a difference in the lives of your neighbors in refugee and immigrant communities.

Join our mission to provide service to those in need, to advocate for justice and to call upon others to do the same. Partner with us to improve the lives of those we serve, to empower the most vulnerable, and to help reduce poverty through quality, compassionate, and effective human services.

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About Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Milwaukee, Inc

Location:

3501 S. Lake Dr., Milwaukee, WI 53207, US

Mission Statement

Catholic Charities serves people of all faiths and backgrounds throughout the ten counties of Southeastern Wisconsin. Inspired by Christ's call to serve, our mission is to provide service to those in need, to advocate for justice and to call upon others to do the same. Our vision is to improve the lives of those we serve, to empower the most vulnerable, and to help reduce poverty through quality, compassionate, and effective human services.

Description

Catholic Charities mission to "provide service to those in need, to advocate for justice and to call upon others to do the same" has been the core of our work since 1920. We measurably improve the lives of the poor in our communities and empower them to reach their full potential. When we accomplish this, lives are transformed and the benefits to the community can be exponential starting by improving the quality of life one person at a time.

With an outpouring of support from the community, we are able to help the poorest among us. We help people of all faiths, ages and cultures improve their ability to be self-sufficient, raise a family in more stable and healthy homes, escape violence, cope with emotional and behavioral challenges, and overcome barriers to a better life.

Our Programs and Services:

We provide services to our neighbors in all 10 counties of Southeastern Wisconsin.

  • Adult Day Services
  • In-home Support
  • Hoarding Intervention & Treatment
  • Outreach & Case Management
  • Community Counseling
  • Adoption Services
  • Pregnancy & Parenting Support
  • Supported Parenting
  • Refugee & Immigration Services

CAUSE AREAS

Education & Literacy
Immigrants & Refugees
Media & Broadcasting
Education & Literacy, Immigrants & Refugees, Media & Broadcasting

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

This is a Virtual Opportunity with no fixed address.

SKILLS

  • Cantonese / Mandarin
  • Cross-cultural Communication
  • Hatian / Creole
  • Interpreter
  • Spanish
  • Translation

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • A minimum of 2-8 hours per month to create 1-3 videos. Occurs any time of the day or week at home. 6-month minimum commitment
  • Must be 18 years old to volunteer. Comfortable communicating in the language you will be translating. Comfortable communicating in English.

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