Join our appeal to “Meet me in my language.” This International Volunteer Day, we invite you to volunteer, share or fundraise.
“Meet me in my language” is our campaign to listen to people who speak marginalized languages and enable everyone to get vital information in their language.
Whoever you are, whatever language you speak, you can help people access essential resources and tools in their language. We know we can navigate the world more easily in a language we understand. Now, we can share that privilege with people who speak a marginalized language. Whether you volunteer, share or fundraise, you can help:
- build communications solutions;
- advocate for humanitarians to listen better;
- and give people who provide vital health, protection and information services ways to engage in the right languages.
So we can make a bigger impact together.
There are eight billion of us in this world.
Four billion people don’t have access to the essential digital communications tools we benefit from every day. It’s time to act. We can make the digital world more inclusive if we meet more people in the languages they speak. By supporting our campaign you will help amplify the voices of the world’s most marginalized people. Help us ensure people are at the center of conversations that affect them, and nobody’s voice goes unheard. Facing a natural disaster, someone who doesn’t read might need advice delivered visually, or via audio. Older people might only trust doctors who speak their language. And someone in a rural community may want to ask questions in their mother language with a voice-enabled solution.
Small actions make big change
The money we raise will improve our community’s online tools so we can reach more people. We will build more accessible language technology solutions, like chatbots for marginalized language speakers. Together we can scale up and create communications channels that include more people in important conversations that concern us all.
By sharing our message with your friends, or running your own fundraiser, you can support this important work.
Here are 5 easy ways to take action today:
1. Join the community – volunteer
Share your language skills for good. With every word you donate, you will help us reach more people. Join the TWB Community to help people get vital information and be heard, whatever language they speak. Thank you for being part of the solution!
Learn more about becoming a TWB volunteer.
Sign up today.
2. Tell your friends
If you’ve followed our story, you’ll understand the value of helping people make their voices heard. We want everyone to understand: language is vital. Spread the message:
See our campaign toolkit and share our posts or write your own, in your language.
Tag us on Facebook and LinkedIn @TranslatorswithoutBorders, Instagram @TranslatorsWB, and Twitter @CLEARGlobalorg
3. Participate in the #MeetMeInMyLanguage campaign
Post your own video.
Say “Meet me in my language” in your language.
Use the hashtag #MeetMeInMyLanguage
4. Raise funds for our urgent work
Fundraise on Just Giving.
Or, if your company wants to support our urgent work, see clearglobal.org/sponsor-us
However small or large, your donation can make a big impact – share the gift of connection with people who speak marginalized languages.
Donate at clearglobal.org/donate
Putting people at the center of our efforts
When people have the tools they need, when we can get the answers we’re looking for, and really understand and engage in conversations, we’re empowered. We can make informed decisions, protect ourselves and thrive.
Read what our community members have to say about making an impact in their communities:
“TWB has given me the opportunity to give back to society the gifts life has given to me! During my time with the organization, I learnt a lot about different projects, met excellent and lovely people from the TWB team and fellow translators, improved my professional skills and was made to feel that I belong to a community that shares my values.
It is also very rewarding to know that every day, somewhere, somebody is benefiting from my effort, my knowledge, and my work.
The ever-growing importance of communications in the current world makes the work and commitment of CLEAR Global and the TWB Community indispensable.”Patricia, TWB Community member
“I was happy to see there were organizations that worked with languages and translation. But what intrigued me the most was that TWB was accessible to ANYONE, no matter what background they were from, no ‘formal experience’ or ‘study in a relevant field’ were required”Sifat, TWB Community member
“At TWB and CLEAR Global, I expect that there will always be a space for new visions to crystalize, new goals to be set, new resources to be provided and new tools to be developed. And this is exactly what today’s world, and it’s never-ending issues – even crises, requires.”
– Hiba, TWB Community member
Our work makes a difference.
However you choose to take action this holiday season, thank you from us and every person we reach thanks to your contribution. When we come together, our community, our supporters and sponsors around the world can make a big impact.