Translator Application Form

Translators without Borders responds to urgent communications and language needs in humanitarian settings. This means providing vital information to people in need, in a language they can understand.

If you are a professional translator with a minimum of 4 years of professional translation experience or 2 years of professional translation experience and a university degree in translation or related subject and wish to volunteer for Translators without Borders, please complete this form.

Please note that we are currently recruiting for Arabic, Greek, Farsi/Dari, French, Kurdish (Sorani & Kurmanji), Pashto and Urdu speakers in order to help us in our rapid response to the European refugee crisis. We also have a great need for speakers of Burmese/Myanmar, Vietnamese, Korean, Simplified Chinese and Bahasa Indonesian. We regret that speakers of other languages will experience a delay in our reply.

Steps to becoming a volunteer translator:

  • Complete the translator application form below.
    NOTE: To be selected as a volunteer, you must be a professional translator with a minimum of experience qualification of 4 years of professional translation experience or 2 years of professional translation experience and a university degree in translation or related subject.
  • Indicate if you are ATA Certified (Provide ATA number), a Proz.com PRO or a Lionbridge translator. These qualifications will fast track your application. If you qualify to be on the fast track, you will receive credentials for joining the Translators without Borders Workspace where you can receive work directly from our non-profit partners.
  • We will notify you within 30 days whether or not you have been accepted as a volunteer

WHAT TO EXPECT

If you meet our basic requirements, you will be asked to translate a short text. You will receive all necessary instructions at that point.

OR

If you qualify to be on the fast track, you will receive credentials for joining the Translators without Borders Workspace where you can receive work directly from our non-profit partners.