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The Rosetta Foundation seeks volunteer English > Arabic translators to support translation for non-profits

Calling all English > Arabic translators and would-be translators - our good friends at The Rosetta Foundation are looking for volunteers to help translate resources for non-profits into Arabic. If you're a translator who wants to give of your time to support non-profit work in the Arab region, or a translator starting out and looking for valuable experience, you can find the link to sign up at the end of the post:


The Rosetta Foundation works with volunteer translators to support the translation and localisation needs of non-profit organisations. We work with 50 non-profits and over 2,000 registered translators and proof-readers who volunteer their time and skills to support our partners’ causes. There is a steady demand for translations into Arabic, mostly from English into Arabic, which our community of volunteer translators cannot meet at present. Organisations requiring translations into Arabic include Special Olympics, the world's largest sports organisation for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, Plant for the Planet, a global campaign fighting for climate justice, and human rights organisation Heartland Alliance International. Volunteers register on our Community Translation Platform, a collaboration site allowing volunteers direct access to translation tasks submitted by our partners. You can sign up here:

Comments on this post

2013-02-05 19:56:26 -0800
I am a professional freelance Egyptian translator, interpreter and editor with about 18 years of experience. I have native speaker levels of fluency in both English and Arabic. My fields of experience include human rights, IT, as well as business, economic, legal and political translation. I always dedicate time to volunteer for non-profit. It would be my pleasure to join your group of volunteer translators.
2013-02-06 10:41:59 -0800
We're so grateful for your support!
2013-02-08 05:08:04 -0800
I hold a BA in Middle East Studies from the American University in Cairo. I have a post graduate degree in Speech and Language Disorders. I am a USA citizen and would love to volunteer with you.
2013-02-12 07:49:24 -0800
Mandi, we would love to work with you! Please register as a volunteer on our Community Translation Platform ( If you'd like to get started straight away, please email us directly (
2013-02-12 07:53:17 -0800
Hala, thank you for your interest. Please sign up on our Community Translation Platform: If you have any questions, just email
2013-03-08 06:14:25 -0800
Good day. I would like to join your team as freelancer EnglishFrenchArabic Translator for your project. I am Certified Translator/Interpreter/Proofreader with extensive technical interpreting and scientific translation experience in a wide range of technical fields, including environment, engineering and healthcare. I am also an Associate member at American Translators Association ATA, International Association for Professional Translators and Interpreters IAPTI, Houston Interpreters and Translators Association HITA, Texas Association for Healthcare Interpreters and Translators TAHIT, International Medical Interpreters Association IMIA, Egyptians Translations Association EGYTA, Translators Without Borders TWB , United Nations Volunteers UNV and Arab Professional Translators Association APTA. My profile at is Best Regards, Dr Abunar
2013-03-11 14:16:59 -0700
Thank you, Manal! We'd love to work with you. Please sign up as a volunteer on our Community Translation Platform and we'll be in touch with all the details of available projects. Here's the link:
2013-05-08 09:12:49 -0700
The Rosetta Foundation has moved to a new translation platform! If you're interested in volunteering, please sign up here: For those of you who've already registered (THANK YOU!), don't worry, your profile has been moved to the new site.
2013-05-19 13:09:24 -0700
I'm studying translation at the American University at Cairo (AUC). I'd like to volunteer at your honorable organization as Arabic-English/English-Arabic translator. I sent you an e.mail. thanks, Mai
2013-06-12 09:21:35 -0700
Hi Mai, Thanks so much for your comment! I haven't received your email yet, feel free to contact us anytime on info[at] If you prefer to sign up directly on our trasnlation platform, go to Many thanks!
2013-06-12 09:22:22 -0700
It's info[at] :-)
2013-08-06 21:57:14 -0700
Hi, I'm a Moroccan young professional based on Rhode Island. I would like to volunteer as Arabic, French and Spanish interpreter. I have experience as English/Spanish interpreter. My e-mail:
2014-05-29 10:35:57 -0700
The efforts of Rosetta foundation are really praiseworthy. The translators working as volunteers are serving the society. Translators play pivotal roles in spreading the cultures from one Arab region to other. These translators through simple communication means are working for the betterment of society. If we know Arabic & English, then we should also work as a volunteer. It’s a nice idea to bring positive changes.
2014-06-04 08:48:43 -0700
Thank you for your kind words!