Translators standing with Ukraine

Our thoughts go out to our Ukrainian friends.

While some translators are leaving for the Ukraine-Poland border to help refugees, many translation organizations are offering translation and interpreting support to incoming refugees and other people in need.

The need for volunteer translators is high and the most in-demand languages at the moment are: Ukrainian, Russian, Polish, Hungarian, Czech, Romanian, Moldovan and German.

If you are volunteering, please contact one of the following associations/organizations:

Translating for Humanity, a Romanian initiative that mostly handles pro bono medical translations, is putting together a database of Ukrainian — Romanian translators for refugees arriving in Romania.

Respond Crisis Translation,  another organization that supports NGOs, non-profits, human rights groups, asylum lawyers, and migrants with any translation or interpreting work they need. They are currently in need of Russian and Ukrainian translators.

Translators without Borders, a well-known organization that provides translation and interpreting support in humanitarian efforts worldwide. They are currently looking for translators for Ukrainian, Russian, Polish, Hungarian, Czech, Romanian, Moldovan and German translators.

Join Tłumacze dla Ukrainy, an association that provides Polish translators and interpreters to help refugees in Poland.

We also found a list of paid opportunities which we would like to share with our community:

Laura Santo of the Translation House is urgently looking for medical translators from Ukranian into English and English into Polish, for a Ukrainian hospital evacuating children to Poland.

• Entre Les Lignes Agency is looking for Ukrainian translators for a health care client that wants to launch online mental health support for free for all Ukrainian citizens.

• TAULT Agency is looking for literary translators from Ukrainian and Russian into English (and other services) to meet the increasing demand for translated Ukrainian literature.

Linguists are needed to improve communications between these crisis-affected communities and humanitarian responders.

Even if Ukrainian is not one of your languages, there are other ways to help.

UNHCR, The UN Refugee Agency, has declared Ukraine a Level 3 emergency , reserved for exceptionally serious situations. They have strengthened their operations in Ukraine and in neighboring countries, sending more resources, staff and goods. You can donate to support their work!

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