We’ve been approached by a Camden resident who’s looking to offer her translation and interpreting skills for a non-profit in Camden.
This is what she says about her skills and what she’s looking to do:
I am French and I have lived in London since 2006, with a 2 years gap living in Brazil (I do speak Brazilian Portuguese if needed). I am a PA and I work for Manchester United FC, in the executive office in London, but I am now on maternity leave until end of November. I have worked four years for a Charity as an event Manager, and I have been a volunteer English teacher in Brazil for disadvantaged children looked after by the church.I am now looking for my career to take a turn to language related jobs as it is my passion: translater and interpreter. Therefore, I am preparing the DipTrans (Diploma in Translation) as well as the certificate of Community Interpreter, the latter being at the Mary Ward Centre, and I am starting the level 3 in September. For this, I need to do at least 20 hours of volunteer work by end of June, ideally as an interpreter, or in any role that can require bilingual needs, such as answering the phone, calling on behalf of people, or even translating emails or documents.Since I am on maternity leave, I have time to commit for much more than 20 hours, but I have an 12 weeks’ old baby so I can’t leave her for more than 2 to 3 hours at a time including transport. If I could take her with me sometimes (apart if I have to accompany people to appointments of course) it would be fantastic! I am free generally Mondays, Thursdays or Fridays and also Saturdays afternoon, for jobs where I can’t take my daughter, but any day for jobs where I can take her. I am flexible for timings, I just need a bit of notice if I need to leave her with someone.
Interested? Get in touch with Sheila by email with a brief outline of what the volunteer could do for you. The more information you have, the better. We will then pass on requests from non-profits to the volunteer.