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Translate Volunteers Stories, Cases (Chinese-English) and Brochures

Remote | Beijing

  • Organization: UNV - United Nations Volunteers
  • Location: Remote | Beijing
  • Grade: Level not specified - Level not specified
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Volunteerism
  • Closing Date: 2024-05-30

Details

Mission and objectives

Beijing Volunteer Service Federation (BVF), established in December 5th 1993, is a nonprofit social organization which joints and unites volunteer service organizations in the city, established by self-motivated government departments, corporations, institutions, civil organizations and other public welfare enthusiastic persons from different areas and fields which provide voluntary service to the society. It is the first provincial level volunteer-involving organization registered in the provincial civic affairs department. Since establishment, BVF makes strong commitment to promote social development through volunteerism. BVF adheres to the volunteer service spirit "Contribution, Friendliness, Mutual Assistance, Improvement", disseminates the volunteer culture on Contribution, Friendliness, Goodness, Integrity, Equality, Justice, Openness and Inclusiveness, Happiness, Enrichment, Cohesion, Growth, promoting volunteer work as part of citizen's lifestyle. In 2008, Beijing government successfully organized the Olympic Games and the Paralympic Games, during which Beijing Volunteer Service Federation has played key role in supporting the management of 1.7 million Games volunteers. Currently, over 3.89 million volunteers and 50,000 volunteer organizations have registered at the BVF's online platform. BVF actively promotes the development of volunteering projects across the city with particular focus on elderly, children of migrant workers, disable as well as vulnerable groups on regular basis, paying attention to supporting much needed projects, including environmental protection, education, poverty reduction and etc. Currently over 10,000 volunteering projects have been in actual operation. Volunteers from Beijing participate proactively in voluntary work on emergency response, engaging in the rescue work during a numbers of severe natural earthquakes in the areas of Wenchuan, Ya'an and the country of Nepal. BVF attaches importance to the academic research

Context

As a significant partner of UNV China, the Beijing Volunteer Service Federation (BVF) has just launched the Project of Promoting Sustainable Urban Development through Volunteer Service for the Beijing Winter Olympics, in 2021 with UNDP, UNV, and CICETE. BVF has selected volunteer cases about outstanding young volunteers from Universities to work for different UN agencies in China such as UN Women, UNDP, RCO, and so on. In order to widely promote the contribution of volunteers and cases to achieve the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals, BVF seeks the support of online volunteers with professional experience in translation to help translate the volunteers' stories cases, and brochures from Chinese to English.

Task description

As a significant partner of UNV China, the Beijing Volunteer Service Federation (BVF) has just launched the Project of Promoting Sustainable Urban Development through Volunteer Service for the Beijing Winter Olympics, in 2021 with UNDP, UNV, and CICETE. BVF is looking for the support of online volunteers with excellent language proficiency in Chinese and English. The selected volunteers will be expected to translate the volunteer stories and cases/brochures. The task involves: 1) translate volunteer stories cases/brochures, about 200 pages in total; 2) ensure the quality of translation; 3) improve the format before submitting them. The final translation should be understandable to the readers in terms of its purpose, coherence, and fidelity.

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