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Dr Isabel Santafé

Public engagement

I collaborate as a volunteer and trustee with Charity Translators, a registered Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO) founded by the trustee and coordinator Cari Bottois, alumna of the MA Translation.

Charity Translators is a growing network of volunteers offering support to charities, NGOs and community groups that need translation and interpreting services. Volunteers use their linguistic skills to help support the work of organisations working in the international field and within our local multicultural communities.

Since the first translation project for the Joliba Trust in 2012, 29 individual language projects have been completed to support the work of only 9 different charities. These projects have amounted to over 75,000 translated words. The high demand for language support from these charitable organisations has driven the development of Charity Translators, which has now recruited over 30 multilingual volunteers and has growing support through social media.

Charity Translators looks to innovative relationships with external institutions and enterprises to promote volunteering with students and multilingual employees. We aim to develop the volunteer network so that many more charities can benefit from the support we can offer.

In the last two academic years, Cari has been a speaker in the translation round-table event organised for Humanities students, motivating some undergraduate and postgraduate students to engage as volunteers and commit to charity work and community projects.

Visit http://www.charitytranslators.org/

Charity Translators Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/pages/Charity-Translators/472199982800205