Howdy! I am starting out in my career as a professional freelance translator, working from French and Spanish into English. I look forward to getting involved and volunteering in many projects and handling lots of interesting texts associated with the projects carried out by ICVolunteers. Hope everyone is doing well. Sam
— Sam, United Kingdom
I am a motivated and enthusiastic individual with a passion for language, culture and translation. I have recently graduated from a four-year degree in French and Spanish at the University of Kent, including a year abroad studying at the Universities of Avignon, France and Cordoba, Spain. I have previously volunteered for several non-profit organizations, including El Centro de la NiÃ±a Trabajadora in Ecuador, South America where I helped to teach and organize activities for disadvantaged children on a street outreach project. In my spare time, I enjoy taking part in dance, drama and music productions, many in aid of local charities such as Breast Cancer Awareness. I am hoping to study an MA in Translation in September and so I aspire to find future volunteer positions where I can gain translation experience or utilize my language skills, take on new challenges, meet new people and contribute to the invaluable and inspiring work of non-profit organizations.
— Holly, United Kingdom
For 7 years, I was in charge of publc and press relations in the architectural and political environment. Then I was the manager of a four star hotel in Aix les Bains for 7 years. After the Tourist Office hired me for a period of 10 years. I was in charge of the organization of the conferences and congress. In 2013 I decided that I'd like to work in Switzerland for an ONG. a humanitarian association or a fundation. Today I work for the Red Cross of geneva (I organize training), for MAHER NGO in India (report Ecosoc at the UN) and I have a part time job for several months in a marketing and communication compagny for international humanitarian associations. I am in charge of a solidar race in may 2016, "Race for Gift". Each time I work for ICV, I'm very happy for having this opportunity to help ICV.
— lupo-tardivel, France