Would you be able to translate? Dublin Nonprofits Developing a Language Bank

Updated: May 21, 2019

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(Dublin, OH) The City of Dublin, the Dublin Food Pantry and other area nonprofit organizations are teaming up to develop a language bank or a database of volunteers fluent in English and another language. This way, all of Dublin's nonprofit organizations can access multi-language volunteers when needed. This is important since language can be a barrier to communication between nonprofit service providers who are not fluent in their client's primary language. The volunteer translators will help clients and the nonprofit service providers achieve the best possible outcomes by communicating both what is needed and what is offered by each nonprofit organization.

This volunteer group of translators is being formed this month since World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development is on Tuesday, May 21st. Supported by the United Nations, this day seeks to enhance communication "based on mutual understanding and respect and the equal dignity of cultures..." a goal shared by area nonprofits. In Dublin one in six residents are of Asian descent and 16.5% of residents are born outside the US. This rich cultural diversity allows for this opportunity to create a Language Bank of multi-language residents who are willing to volunteer their time to help others.

If you or someone you know is fluent in a language in addition to English and would like to volunteer to serve as a translator, please send an email to:

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