NHQ:TS - Training Services - Spanish Translator / Proofreader for National Lifesaving Awards Program Liaison

NHQ:TS - Training Services - Spanish Translator / Proofreader for National Lifesaving Awards Program Liaison

This position supports the National Headquarters (NHQ) Training Services (TS) department, specifically the Lifesaving Awards Program (LSA). This is a 100% virtual (volunteer-from-home) opportunity.


The LSA awards individuals who have used their American Red Cross training and skills to save or sustain life.  The Spanish Translator / Proofreader Volunteer Liaison will accurately translate written or spoken material from one language to another. 

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

Key Responsibilities

  • Receive and translate award nomination forms, translate by reading or listening to material in one language and converting it into a second language, preserving the original meaning.
  • Communicate with public and Red Cross employees and volunteers to verify required information and request additional information if necessary.
  • Create and write Lifesaving Award certificates and citations.
  • Write bi-lingual internal and external communications.
  • Refer to translation software for efficiency and consistency.
  • Consult with subject matter experts and others to understand specialized concepts and translate them appropriately.



  • Reliable access to resources needed to volunteer 100% virtually.
  • Proficient in Spanish and English writing, editing, and speaking.
  • Note: A Spanish proficiency test must be completed as a part of the interview process for this position.
  • Experience in translating materials between Spanish and English (including adjusting to speakers with diverse voices speaking rapidly).
  • Exceptional proofreading, grammar, and writing skills in both Spanish and English.
  • Experience in writing bi-lingual internal and external communications.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel.
  • Ability to identify errors in grammar, spelling, punctuation, capitalization, style, etc.
  • Customer service experience.
  • Time management skills.
  • Willingness to comply with current public health and Red Cross policies.



  • Interviewing experience
  • High school diploma or equivalent life experience


  • Orientation to American Red Cross
  • Onsite training provided.


Development Opportunities

  • 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, with opportunity to renew.

Time Commitment

10 – 20 hours per week during business hours

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