NHQ:COMM - Spanish Translator / Proofreader

NHQ:COMM - Spanish Translator / Proofreader

This position supports the National Headquarters (NHQ) Communications (COMM) department. This is a 100% virtual (volunteer-from-home) opportunity. The Translator / Proofreader volunteer will work closely with the Multicultural Communications Director to translate and review written or spoken materials from one language. You must be fluent in writing and reading in both languages and understanding common cultures and phrases in this role.

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Remote: National Headquarters,Remote: Northeast Division,Virtual Volunteer

Key Responsibilities

  • Proofread machine-translated materials and make edits to preserve the original meaning and intent.

  • Translate/proofread internal and external documents upon request and on an on-call basis.

  • Utilize translation software for efficiency and consistency.

  • Adhere to Red Cross translation guidelines and terminology, ensuring completed work follows established standards.

  • Consult with subject matter experts to understand specialized concepts to translate them appropriately.


Required qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in linguistics, translation, interpretation, or a related field; or an equivalent combination of education and experience (professional certification in translation).
  • Experience translating from English to Spanish
  • Exceptional proofreading, grammar, and writing skills in both Spanish and English.
  • Ability to identify errors in grammar, spelling, punctuation, capitalization, style.
  • Strong computer skills, including advanced knowledge and command of Microsoft Word.
  • Must have a phone, computer, and internet connection.


Preferred qualifications:

  • Knowledge in context maintenance, glossary, and terminology creation.
  • Experience with machine and translation memory (TM)
  • Interest in continuing education and language fluency assessments for certification.


  • Data Privacy and Information Security Awareness
  • Ethics and Compliance
  • Safe Computing and Phishing Awareness

Development Opportunities

  • Community advocacy and leadership
  • Expand knowledge base in humanitarian efforts and emergency/disaster response
  • Enhanced leadership and communication skills
  • Relationship building. Interact with and meet diverse people
  • Team building with the Red Cross, volunteers, and community partners

Length of Appointment

Minimum 6-12 months. And it is renewable.

Time Commitment

  • On call for at least 6 consecutive hours twice a week (morning and/or evening shifts) And spend about 1-4 hours a week translating/proofreading a document.

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