Activities involved
Translation
Languages Needed:

Arabic

  • Work remotely
  • Flexible in schedule
  • Good for families
  • Good for youth

English to Arabic Translator

573 E. Hastings St., Vancouver, BC, V6A 1P9 [map]
2 hours / monthly
Ongoing
The DTES Neighbourhood House (DTES NH) is looking a volunteer to help with (written) translation from English to Arabic. This is an unpaid position.

We are looking for someone who can translate written content that we will use to make signs and flyers, to communicate with community members about changes to our services, updates, opportunities, etc. This can be done remotely. We will send you materials to be translated periodically and let you know when we would like to have it done by. It is not a big workload to take on.

REQUIREMENTS:
- ability to translate (in written form) from English to Arabic
- understanding and support of the DTES Neighbourhood House's mission and philosophies
- openness to learning from and honouring community members

ASSETS:
- living or lived experience, or work or volunteer experience in the DTES

Applying:
Please email volunteer@dtesnhouse.ca if you'd like to volunteer for this position.

About the DTES Neighbourhood House:
Our mission is to provide opportunities for residents to meaningfully engage with and contribute to their community in an equitable atmosphere of sharing and learning.
The secular, grassroots Downtown Eastside Neighbourhood House (DTES NH) embraces people of all ancestries, genders, ages and descriptions; annually welcoming almost 9,000 DTES residents in a community where 70% of our neighbours have low‐incomes, 700 are homeless and 5,000 are under-housed.

Those who built the DTES NH put the Right to Food at the heart of our work, as nutritional vulnerability was a theme familiar to all. Our goal around the Right to Food is to reform the nutritional impact, quality, abundance and delivery of food in the DTES in consultation with residents, community food providers, non‐food community organizations, healthcare professionals, policy makers, growers/suppliers, food/beverage industry professionals and researchers. Learn more about our organization & programs at dtesnhouse.ca
The DTES NH acknowledges and honours the fact that our community lies within the Unceded Territory of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations.
Why should you volunteer for this opportunity?
Volunteers deliver meaningful, measurable value to the mission of our organization. We aim to create mutually beneficial volunteer experiences between the DTES NH & community, and our volunteers.
-       Gain experience/professional development
-	We can provide letters of recommendation/references upon request
-       Very flexible schedule
Your assistance is invaluable and will help us communicate important info to community members.
Activities involved
Translation
Languages Needed:

Arabic

  • Remote or online
  • Flexible in schedule
  • Good for families
  • Good for youth