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Translators without Borders welcomes ITI Members

Members of ITI can now be ‘fast tracked’ to immediately help people gain access to knowledge around the world

Syrian refugees are getting vital information from the UN High Commissioner for Refugees in Arabic.

Concerns and issues from thousands of Kenyans, speaking ten regional languages, were heard during the Kenyan elections.

Caretakers for orphans in Russia are finally well trained, with detailed care information provided in Russian.

…all made possible by professional translators volunteering their time to increase access to knowledge around the world. They are the team that makes Translators without Borders work. In fact, this month they will have collectively translated more than nine million humanitarian words since mid-2011.

Now, for the first time, MITIs can immediately participate in this work through the Translators without Borders Fast Track process, allowing them to become volunteers without further testing or review.

‘We are very pleased to welcome MITIs to immediately access our volunteer work for the over 100 non-profits with whom we work,’ said Rebecca Petras, Program Director for Translators without Borders. ‘The work our non-profit partners do is critical for people around the world, and we want to make sure we provide them with the best translations possible. We know we can count on ITI Members for great work!’ 

Translators without Borders must ensure the highest quality possible by its team of professional volunteers; for this reason, the organisation must test many translators. However, when
possible, the organisation works with associations that certify or test professionals; in those cases the professionals are ‘fast tracked’ and given immediate access to the Translators without Borders Workspace where they can pull down vital jobs for non-profits doing health, education, engineering and disaster/crisis work around the world. 

The stringent standards and criteria to become an MITI automatically qualify members to be on the Fast Track.

Rebecca Petras, Translation without Borders' first programme director and full-time employee is presenting about the organisation's work at this year's ITI Conference.

Find the application form online at http://translatorswithoutborders.org/volunteers/translator-app. Make sure you indicate that you are an MITI.

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