Remote Translation - Boston
The Trustees is looking for enthusiastic volunteers to remotely translate a variety of Trustees’ communications including signs, trail maps, newsletters, etc. Volunteers who are fluent in English, Spanish, Portuguese, Haitian Creole, Cape Verdean Creole, Vietnamese, Chinese (simplified), Arabic and Russian will work remotely, using their own personal computer and internet access. Translation into these various languages will increase our ability to welcome a more diverse population to our properties and strengthen our bond and commitment to our community members.
Responsibilities (may include but are not limited to the following):
Access .pdf documents, type a translation of the documents into a Microsoft Word document
Proofread translation for spelling and doublecheck for accuracy against the original document
Retrieve digital files and share digital files via email
Log volunteer hours weekly
Interest in Massachusetts and American history
Interest in translation
Excellent typing skills
Ability to read English and fluency in one or more of the following languages: Spanish, Portuguese, Haitian Creole, Cape Verdean Creole, Vietnamese, Chinese (simplified), Arabic, Russian
Experience and familiarity with Microsoft Word
Excellent attention to detail
Personal computer, reliable internet access, and e-mail
Training & Support:
This volunteer position reports to a Trustees Staff member who will:
Orient you virtually to The Trustees
Introduce you to the project and the process for translating the documents
Review the project with you and why we are doing it
Provide image files, .pdf and translation template
Be available remotely to answer your questions
Time Commitment Needed:
Once trained, will coordinate with our staff to create a flexible and reasonable work schedule.
Remote set up at your home
More about The Trustees
Founded by landscape architect Charles Eliot in 1891, The Trustees has, for more than 125 years, been a catalyst for important ideas, endeavors, and progress in Massachusetts. As a steward of distinctive and dynamic places of both historic and cultural value, The Trustees is the nation’s first preservation and conservation organization, and its landscapes and landmarks continue to inspire discussion, innovation, and action today as they did in the past. We are a nonprofit, supported by members, friends and donors and our 116 sites are destinations for residents, members, and visitors alike, welcoming millions of guests annually. www.thetrustees.org.
The Trustees is committed to a policy of non-discrimination and equal employment opportunity for all employees and qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, age, military service, application for military service, veteran status, physical or mental disability, genetic information, or any other status protected by applicable law. The Trustees makes reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities, in accordance with applicable law.