Find below external links to initiatives and resources, and links to model document translations, to support those affected by the war in Ukraine

Disclaimer: These lists have been compiled from various published sources and shared in good faith. Please send any additions or changes to [email protected] who are coordinating the information on behalf of ITI and a number of other organisations who are collaborating in this sphere.

Last updated 15 March 2022

Model document translations for visa applications - templates

Ukrainian-English model document translations

The UK's Ukraine language support task force, comprising UK based professional language associations and organisations, has created model document translations for the most commonly needed documents:

• Birth Certificate (in two versions: late Soviet-era and more recent)

• Marriage Certificate

• Divorce Certificate

The documents can be downloaded and used free of charge by following the link below to the Charity Translators website. 

The template translations have been produced by Paul Norman, professional translator and member of the Institute of Translation and Interpreting and the Chartered Institute of Linguists, and checked by Elena Edwards, professional translator and interpreter and member of the International Association of Conference Interpreters and the Institute of Translation and Interpreting. Our thanks to them both.

General information sources and support

UK - Ukraine Family Scheme visa

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/apply-for-a-ukraine-family-scheme-visa

UK - Migrant Help

Information for refugees in English only:

https://www.migranthelpuk.org/ukraine-crisis

HUNGARY - Hungarian Helsinki Committee

Information for refugees in Ukrainian, Russian, Hungarian, English:

https://helsinki.hu/en/information-for-people-fleeing-from-ukraine/

ROMANIA - Code for Romania

Information for refugees in Ukrainian, Russian, Romanian, English:

https://dopomoha.ro/en

INTERNATIONAL - We Help Ukraine

Find and apply for help with accommodation, financial, medical and psychological support, refugee status, logistics, jobs and local language classes:

http://www.wehelpukraine.org

[email protected]

UK - Sanctuary Foundation

Information for hosting Refugees and for Refugees to share their contact information:

https://www.sanctuaryfoundation.org.uk/

https://www.sanctuaryfoundation.org.uk/ukrainians 

UK - Ukrainian Refugee Support

Ukrainian Institute London:

https://refugee-support.ukrainianinstitute.org.uk/

The University of Manchester

Information for adults looking after a child or children through conflict and displacement:

English

Ukrainian

For organisations or individuals needing help with translation or interpreting

Translators Without Borders

https://translatorswithoutborders.org/

[email protected]

Clear Global

Eligible nonprofits, local organisations, community groups and individuals providing support to people facing the crisis will get free translation support from Clear Global's volunteer community via the Translators Without Borders platform for an initial period of three months (renewable if needed). 

https://clearglobal.org/partner-with-us/ukraine-appeal/

Respond Crisis Translation

For individuals and organisations needing language support (Ukrainian/Russian):

[email protected]

The Big Word

Donating 5000 minutes of telephone interpreting for organisations supporting refugees through WordSynk TI App:

https://marketing.thebigword.com/thebigword-stands-with-ukraine 

The International Association of Conference Interpreters (AIIC)

Linguistic assistance provided on a pro-bono basis:

Interpreters - https://aiic.org/document/10222/AIIC_Roster_Interpreters_04.03.22.xlsx

Translators - https://aiic.org/document/10223/AIIC_Roster_Translators_04.03.22.xlsx

POLAND - Translators for Ukraine

All Translation Associations in Poland including Polish Association of Conference Interpreters - over 500 volunteers:

https://tlumaczedlaukrainy.pl/

ROMANIA - Translating for Humanity

Romanian to/from Ukrainian pro-bono translation services to patients with advanced illnesses or chronic diseases, seeking medical treatment abroad, and/or to those applying for reimbursements for overseas medical treatment:

https://translatingforhumanity.com/

[email protected]

KUDO -software

Free use of video conferencing platform for NGOs & volunteer interpreters:

https://kudoway.com/ukraine 

IRELAND - TRANSLIT

Offering its interpreting technology, Translit RSI, to Irish government agencies, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), charities, and refugees:

https://www.translit.ie/

Mastermind Translations Ltd

Free translation of medical documentation for patients from Ukraine receiving treatment in Poland:

[email protected] 

ATLAS Translations

Translation services from Ukrainian to English – costs may apply:

https://www.atlas-translations.co.uk/

Translayte

Translation services from Ukrainian to English – costs may apply:

https://translayte.com/

TTC wetranslate

Translation services English/Ukrainian – costs may apply:

https://ttcwetranslate.com/ 

[email protected] 

My Language Hub Ltd 

Translation services English/Ukrainian – costs may apply:

https://mylanguagehub.com/

Lingua Services

Certified translations from Ukrainian/Russian to English – a cost may apply:

[email protected] 

Clear Voice Interpreting Services 

Interpreting services English/Ukrainian – costs will apply:

https://clearvoice.org.uk/services/

Institute of Translation and Interpreting (ITI)

Find a professional – costs will apply:

https://www.iti.org.uk/find-professional-translator-interpreter.html

Chartered Institute of Linguists (CIOL)

Find-a-Linguist – costs will apply:

https://www.ciol.org.uk/find-a-linguist

National Register of Public Service Interpreters (NRPSI)

Find an interpreter – costs will apply:

https://www.nrpsi.org.uk/

Red-t

Safety Guidelines: Conflict Zone Field Guide for Civilian Translators/ Interpreters and Users of Their Services in multiple languages:

https://red-t.org/our-work/safety-guidelines/

Eurasian Linguistics 

Translation services from Ukrainian/Russian to English:

https://www.eurasianlinguistics.com/

[email protected]

Global Voices

Interpreting and translation service:

https://www.globalvoices.com/

[email protected]

Verbatim Services 

Certified translations from Ukrainian to English:

https://verbatimservices.co.uk/

[email protected]   

Volunteer your language skills

Translators Without Borders

You can join to help with Ukrainian, Russian, Polish, Hungarian, Czech, Romanian, Moldovan, German languages:

https://hubs.ly/Q01509Ct0 

Respond Crisis Translation

You can join to help with Ukrainian and Russian:

https://www.respondcrisistranslation.org/

The International Association of Conference Interpreters (AIIC)

Volunteer roster for interpreters & translators:

https://aiic.org/survey.html?surveyId=27

POLAND - Translators for Ukraine 

All Translation Associations in Poland including Polish Association of Conference Interpreters - over 500 volunteers:

https://tlumaczedlaukrainy.pl/

POLAND - Polish Society of Sworn and Specialised Translators (TEPIS)

You can join to help with Polish, Ukrainian, Russian, and all other languages. The list will be made available to the aid organisations, help points and authorities/offices in Poland.

http://tepis.org.pl/

FRANCE - Réfugiés.info

You can join to help with many languages but especially Ukrainian and Russian.

https://airtable.com/shreZXrYAzY5n1r3W

Mastermind Translations Ltd

Medical translators working from Ukrainian to Polish and/or Ukrainian to English please contact: [email protected]%C2%A0 

ROMANIA - Translating for Humanity

If you are a medical translator working from Romanian to/from Ukrainian:

https://translatingforhumanity.com/

KUDO

Free use of video conferencing platform for Volunteer Interpreters:

https://kudoway.com/ukraine

Donate

Disasters Emergency Committee

Link to the Ukraine humanitarian appeal https://donation.dec.org.uk/ukraine-humanitarian-appeal

CLEAR Global

Help those fleeing war to get the information they are looking for and communicate their needs in a language they understand. https://clearglobal.org/donate/ 

 

Training and recruitment

FREE ITI webinar

For interpreters, refugee charities, community groups, organisations that support people of two languages, and unemployment support groups.

Home Office seeks interpreters

The Task Force is working directly with the Home Office who are urgently looking to expand their direct interpreter pool for Ukrainian>English and Russian>English. You can download the requirements and details of how to apply below.

Intepreting courses

From 1 April DPSI online are making the following courses available FREE of charge (mention that you received the link from ITI to qualify). 

Introduction to Interpreting course - A taster course for anyone who wishes to consider interpreting as a profession.

Interpreting for Victims of Crime - For anyone working in emotional settings.

 

The Task Force is actively considering other training requirements to help increase the number of Ukrainian speaking interpreters and translators.

 

Language support guidance from Council of Europe

Council of Europe has published a host of resources aimed at supporting the linguistic integration of refugees from Ukraine in public services, schools, and the workplace:

 Find out more about the UK's Language support task force, of which ITI is a member.