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The Talent Volunteer team strives to build a team of volunteers who are knowledgeable of various languages, interested in different cultures, and can support team projects. We want to create and establish processes that enable our volunteers across the world to collaborate effectively on our growing projects and we are always looking for new colleagues that can contribute their expertise.

IMPORTANT: We can not accept anyone younger than 18 years of age.

All positions are volunteer positions.

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Posted 5 months ago

Social Media Community Manager

Translation Commons is currently in need of volunteers for the role of Social Media Community Manager. The volunteers must be over 18 years of age.

  • Craft captivating, original, engaging, shareable content and short-form video content on social media platforms viz. TikTok, LinkedIn, Instagram, YouTube, Facebook etc.
  • Interact with Advisors, content producers, other teams to collate, brainstorm, research topics, themes, content types
  • Facilitate short & long form submissions using best posting practices and create online presence
  • Moderate social media channels, foster engagement with timely responses to comments, queries and develop guidelines to build new communities
  • Run social media campaigns in coordination with marketing, events colleagues, partner organizations and manage edits, graphics, captions, filters, final deliverables and deadlines
  • Analyze social media data, publish social media & event calendars, editorial schedules, frequency; measure and track impact of events, partnerships, summarize on results

Good to have:

  • Internal drive and open-mind to engage within a diverse community than requiring direction
  • Good editor's eye with familiarity in SEO, social media, web editing and proofreading
  • Providing tactful feedback and efficiently incorporating notes from others
  • Project management and multilingual skills are an added bonus
  • Social Media savvy
  • Some experience with WordPress, Canva, Adobe Suite, other social media & content tools.
  • Update Social Media Strategy as required; test, iterate and optimize content for metadata tagging, accessibility and governance to align to wider organization framework.

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Social Media Community Manager Translation Commons is currently in need of volunteers for the role of Social Media Community Manager. The volunteers must be over 18 years of age. Good to have:

Volunteer
Remote
Posted 2 years ago

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Volunteer
Remote
Posted 2 years ago

Localization Project Managers, Localization Group (Volunteer)

The Translation Commons Localization Group is looking for volunteer remote Localization Project Managers to coordinate localization projects to ensure consistency, quality, and efficient turnaround of deliverables. This is a great opportunity for you to contribute to an international volunteer organization and to share your expertise with less experienced volunteers. If chosen for this role, your name will be placed in the list of contributors to the translated document alongside other professionals.

This is a volunteer and remote opportunity.

Responsibilities include:.

  • Working with the Account Managers to establish the scope of project, including project type and schedule;
  • Preparing and formatting project files, when necessary;
  • Working with Language Leads to determine which language professionals are the right fit for the project;
  • Coordinating and hosting project kickoff meetings so there is an opportunity to answer questions before project start;
  • Creating and documenting all project info where necessary (Translation Management System, Google Drive);
  • Coordinating meetings with the language professionals to gauge progress and answer questions;
  • Recording all issues and troubleshoot solutions when possible;
  • Proactively communicate with project members to ensure they are given all necessary tools and permissions to do their job well;
  • Acting as liaison between your team and the broader group;
  • Enabling, encouraging, and driving the team.

We are looking for individuals with the following qualifications:

  • A “go-getter” attitude and the ability to take initiative to drive projects;
  • Able to identify problems and to use your creativity and initiative to solve them;
  • Strong project management, communication skills, and attention to detail;
  • Weekly commitment of at least 5 hours per week;
  • Background in managing groups and experience with project management tools or TMS highly desired

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Job CategoryLocalization Group

The Translation Commons Localization Group is looking for volunteer remote Localization Project Managers to coordinate localization projects to ensure consistency, quality, and efficient turnaround of...

Volunteer
Remote
Posted 2 years ago

Reviewers, Localization Group (Volunteer)

The Translation Commons Localization Group is looking for volunteer Reviewers to work remotely on various projects depending on their experience, availability, and specializations. Reviewers examine and correct translations already in the project pipeline. The projects range from articles and videos to technical documentation. This is a great opportunity for you to contribute to an international volunteer organization and to share your expertise with less experienced volunteers. If chosen for this role, your name will be placed in the list of contributors to the translated document alongside other professionals.

This is a volunteer and remote opportunity.

Current projects require translation from English and French into various languages.

The target language pair varies on a per-project basis. This means that there may not be a project for your language pair at any given time, and volunteer work is not guaranteed. However, signing up will put you into our database to be contacted when a project in need of your language pair arises.

Responsibilities include:

  • Learning how to work in the Translation Management System utilized by the project manager;
  • Reviewing translations in the target language against the source language content and correcting any errors related to translation quality, consistency throughout the whole document, and adherence to the language resources and project objectives.
  • Noting ambiguous terms for the future development of a termbase;
  • Joining weekly/biweekly meetings with other project members.

General qualifications:

  • Native speaker of the target language;
  • Experienced in reviewing translations (2+ years);
  • Eye for detail and quality;
  • Ability to give constructive feedback;
  • Ability to commit to reviewing at least 500 words per week.

If you find a specific preferred project where your qualifications are a good fit, please specify the project in the Sign Up Form.

Job Features

Job CategoryLocalization Group

Reviewers, Localization Group (Volunteer) The Translation Commons Localization Group is looking for volunteer Reviewers to work remotely on various projects depending on their experience, availability...

Volunteer
Remote
Posted 2 years ago

Translators, Localization Group (Volunteer)

The Translation Commons Localization Group is looking for volunteer Translators to work remotely on various projects depending on their experience, availability, and specializations. The translators translate materials ranging from articles and videos to technical documentation. This is a great opportunity for you to contribute to an international volunteer organization and to share your expertise with less experienced volunteers. If chosen for this role, your name will be placed in the list of contributors to the translated document alongside other professionals.

This is a volunteer and remote opportunity.

Current projects require translation from English and French into various languages.

The target language varies on a per-project basis. This means that there may not be a project for your language pair at any given time, and volunteer work is not guaranteed. However, signing up will put you into our database to be contacted when a project in need of your language pair arises. This opportunity is open to students as well.

Responsibilities include:

  • Learning how to work in the Translation Management System utilized by the project manager;
  • Translating the segment(s) of the source material assigned to you by the project manager into the target language in accordance with the language resources (termbase, style guide);
  • Joining weekly/biweekly meetings with other project members;

General qualifications:

  • Native speaker of the target language;
  • Ability to commit to translating at least 500 words per week.

If you find a specific preferred project where your qualifications are a good fit, please specify the project in the Sign Up Form.

Job Features

Job CategoryLocalization Group

The Translation Commons Localization Group is looking for volunteer Translators to work remotely on various projects depending on their experience, availability, and specializations. The translators t...

Volunteer
Remote
Posted 2 years ago

Graphic Designer (Volunteer)

Translation Commons is looking for a creative and motivated candidate to take up the volunteer position of Graphic Designer for the Marketing Group. This position requires to work closely with the marketing team to help create digital assets for the website and social media channels. The candidate will help create videos and graphics, and assist with website and social media needs. This is a great opportunity for you to contribute to an international volunteer organization and to share your expertise.

The Marketing Group is responsible for fulfilling the marketing needs of Translation Commons. This includes social media management, market research, SEO consulting, and more.

Through this position, you will learn the inner workings of the marketing department of a non-profit organization focused on languages. This role will help you pursue careers in social media management, marketing localization, marketing research, and multilingual SEO.

This is a volunteer and remote opportunity

Responsibilities include:

  • Create graphics and videos for banners, newsletter, social media, web pages, and campaigns.
  • Think creatively and develop new design concepts, graphics, and layouts.
  • Capture video and perform editing. Convert video to digital format and produce video clips to be used in different social media platforms.

We are looking for individuals with the following qualifications:

  • Visionary outlook of the group’s contribution to TC’s mission;
  • Able to work on Canva, Adobe Illustrator and/or any similar software
  • Ability to identify problems and to use creativity and initiative to solve them;
  • Strong project management skills;
  • Able to work on Canva, Adobe Illustrator and/or any similar software
  • Able to commit about 5 hours weekly
  • Being punctual and meeting deadlines
  • Good organizational / Communication skills
  • Weekly commitment of at least 5 hours per week.

Job Features

Job CategoryMarketing Group

Graphic Designer (Volunteer) Translation Commons is looking for a creative and motivated candidate to take up the volunteer position of Graphic Designer for the Marketing Group. This position requires...

Volunteer
Remote
Posted 2 years ago

Talent Volunteer Manager (Volunteer)

Translation Commons is looking for a created and motivated leader to take up the remote volunteer position of Talent (Volunteer) Manager. This role will work in conjunction with a second Talent Recruitment Manager to manage a team of Recruiters to fulfill these functions within the Talent Management Group.

The Manager are the first contact for new candidate inquiries for Translation Commons. The Manager will oversee these Recruiters and help them develop recruiting strategy in line with growth, visions and organizational goals. Recruitment Managers will interview new potential Recruiters and motivate and inspire the team.

Through this position, you will learn the inner workings of the Talent department of a non-profit organization focused on languages. This role will help you pursue careers in Recruitment, People Management and HR.

This is a volunteer and remote opportunity.

Responsibilities include:

  • Working with the Talent group advisor to develop and improve structure and communication channels for recruitment within the Talent Management Group;
  • Creating Recruiter roles that need to be filled within the Talent Management Group and interviewing volunteers to fill these roles;
  • Managing and motivating the Recruiters within the Talent Team to ensure that progress is being made;
  • Implementing and refining the overall recruitment strategy in line with the growth;
  • Working with other Group Managers to create recruitment criteria and delegate recruitment assignments to Team.
  • Occasionally meeting with Marketing Team to discuss social media strategy for recruitment campaigns;
  • Evaluating and improving TC’s recruitment strategies;
  • Maintaining relationships with external networking groups, organizations, or universities to discover new talent pipelines;
  • Delegating tasks to Recruitment volunteers to ensure the functioning of the group;
  • Making final decisions related to the Recruitment Team;
  • Being the central point of contact for all recruitment needs.

We are looking for individuals with the following qualifications:

  • Ability to motivate and inspire volunteers;
  • Visionary outlook of the group’s contribution to TC’s mission;
  • A “go-getter” attitude and the ability to take initiative to develop new goals for the Recruiters within the Talent Management Group;
  • Ability to identify problems and to use creativity and initiative to solve them;
  • Strong project management skills;
  • Strong communication skills and ability to lead meetings;
  • Weekly commitment of at least 5 hours per week.

Job Features

Job CategoryGeneral

Talent Volunteer Manager (Volunteer) Translation Commons is looking for a created and motivated leader to take up the remote volunteer position of Talent (Volunteer) Manager. This role will work in co...

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Remote
Posted 2 years ago

Content Writer (Volunteer)

Translation Commons is looking for intuitive and creative writers to help us create social media posts and blogs for the Language Digitization Initiative. This position will investigate the latest news and information related to the Campaign topic they will be writing under. All content is related to the Language Industry and there are several content campaigns: Endangered Languages, Language and Culture, Terminology in Pop Culture, Translation Industry News, LDI Campaign (a special program made up of several language projects), and Translation Commons News. Content Writers are responsible for creating the content that is posted on the TC blog.

This is a volunteer and remote opportunity.

Responsibilities include:

  • Working with the Campaign Manager and other Content Creators in your campaign to come up with creative content and article ideas;
  • Research, investigate and discover new and interesting topics that are related to your campaign to write about;
  • Carry out interviews when needed depending on the topics being written about;
  • Be a source of knowledge about the topic related to your Campaign;
  • Be a source of creativity by offering suggestions for new and exciting projects for Translation Commons;
  • Work with the Editing Team to review and fine tune written content;
  • Create articles and news updates related to the topic of your campaign.

We are looking for individuals with the following qualifications:

  • Interest in writing and investigating topics;
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills;
  • Weekly commitment of 3 to 8 hours per week;
  • Be open to constructive criticism;
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills in English.

Job Features

Job CategoryGeneral

Content Writer (Volunteer) Translation Commons is looking for intuitive and creative writers to help us create social media posts and blogs for the Language Digitization Initiative. This position will...

Volunteer
Remote
Posted 2 years ago

Social Media Manager (Volunteer)

Translation Commons is looking for a creative and motivated person to take up the volunteer position of social media manager. This is a great opportunity for you to contribute to an international volunteer organization and to share your expertise.

The social media manager will aid our marketing team with activities in Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, Meta, youtube, blogs, newsletters and other marketing content. The team also identifies potential partners and promote our causes and creates a loyal following of supporters.

Through this position, you will learn how a non-profit organization focused on languages uses technology and social media to further their mission and goals.

This is a volunteer and remote opportunity.

Campaigns include:

  • Language Digitization Initiative, our biggest program in partnership with UNESCO's International Decade of Indigenous Languages
  • Interpreter Commons, specializing in our community's interpreters
  • Awareness campaigns targeted to different sectors
  • Fundraising campaigns

We are looking for individuals with the following qualifications:

  • Familiarity with social media platforms;
  • Experience creating and managing ad campaigns preferred;
  • Strong project management skills preferred;
  • Strong communication skills;
  • Community building skills;
  • Ability to proactively identify problems and to use creativity and initiative to solve them;
  • Weekly commitment of at least 5 hours per week.

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Social Media Manager (Volunteer) Translation Commons is looking for a creative and motivated person to take up the volunteer position of social media manager. This is a great opportunity for you to co...

Volunteer
Remote
Posted 2 years ago

Program Manager, Language Digitization Initiative (volunteer)

The Language Digitization Initiative in Translation Commons aims to enable digital support for all the world's languages to ensure all linguists, languages and cultures participate fully on the internet. The team has several projects ongoing, such as creating resources, training material, tools, courses and communities of practice amongst indigenous peoples, academic researchers and professors.

We are looking for Project Managers to help us organize the many projects, liaise with our Advisors and Experts as well as share with our other teams progress and news. Different projects have various responsibilities. Some involve virtual online event organization, some involve writing and social media and some involve technical documentation working with experts. All projects have teams involved that meet weekly or bi-weekly. Weekly commitment required is a minimum of 5 hours.

This is a great opportunity for you to contribute to an international volunteer organization and to share your expertise. Through this position, you will be a liaison between the group advisors, multiple stakeholders and volunteers. This role will help you pursue careers in program and product management.

This is a volunteer and remote opportunity.

Responsibilities include:

  • Working with the group advisors to develop and improve frameworks and communication channels for the different processes within the program;
  • Being the central point of contact for all experts and contributors within the program;
  • Delegating tasks to ensure the functioning of the program;
  • Coordinating meetings;
  • Acting as owner on all the documentation related to the program;
  • Sharing with the Program Management Group Managers updates, challenges and needs.

We are looking for individuals with the following qualifications:

  • Experience in program and project management;
  • Visionary outlook of the group’s contribution to TC’s mission;
  • Ability to identify problems and to use creativity and initiative to solve them;
  • Strong project management skills;
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills and ability to lead meetings;
  • Weekly commitment of at least 5 hours per week.

Job Features

Job CategoryLanguage Digitization Initiative

Program Manager, Language Digitization Initiative (volunteer) The Language Digitization Initiative in Translation Commons aims to enable digital support for all the world’s l...