Language Diversity Committee: Vietnamese Translator

Role Location

Remote

Type of Role

Volunteer

Published Date

Application Deadline

About the role:

We are incredibly excited to welcome you to the first-ever RWD Language Diversity Committee. This role sheet provides an overview of your position, responsibilities and duties, and qualifications as an RWD Translator & Committee Member for the 2020-2021 year. If you have any questions, you may direct them to RWD’s Program Manager for Resource Development, Valerie Lâm, at vlam@readwritediscover.org.

How you'll make an impact:

Translate content and documents to Vietnamese as needed:

  • Email exchanges between parents and RWD

  • Registration and Family Orientation forms and documents

Monthly Family Newsletter:

  • Write one Family Newsletter in English (month and topic to be delegated)

  • Translate the Family Newsletter to Vietnamese each month

Train RWD volunteers to improve Vietnamese fluency:

  • Host 1-2 spring workshops on terminology and talking guides relevant to academia and family support

  • Mentor delegates from each branch to confidently serve as the branch’s Vietnamese interpreter

Meetings and Communication:

  • Will attend 1 hour, bi-monthly meetings with Valerie and the committee (Oct/Nov tbd, 12/2, 2/3, 3/31, 6/2, 8/4)

  • Communicate and share progress updates via email or Slack biweekly

What we're looking for:

A Vietnamese Translator of the Language Diversity Committee is fluent and skilled at translating English text to Vietnamese and vice versa, responsible, and committed to helping others attain conversational fluency in Vietnamese.

About us

Read Write Discover is a volunteer and student-led tutoring program whose mission is to create equitable literacy opportunities for K-8th grade learners by empowering young leaders to make a change in their communities.

RWD's work is grounded in equity and youth leadership. We strongly encourage people of color, especially those who identify as black or brown, LGBTQ+, or identify with other marginalized communities, to apply and join our leadership team.