Interested in Colab but can’t commit to a full week? Finishing up your training? Interpret in other settings but want to learn about conference work? Not quite ready for the full shebang but would like to lend a hand and see what it’s all about? Join the Colab Crew!
Being a volunteer is a great way to give back or get your feet wet in the Conference Interpreting world for the first time. As a Crew Member you will:
- Strengthen your public speaking skills
- Listen and offer feedback to participants
- Familiarize yourself with interpreting lab equipment
- Make friends with established interpreters from across Canada and the world
- Experiment with note-taking, consecutive and simultaneous interpreting
- Eat, drink and explore with us
- Play a critical role in making Colab a success!
So you may be asking, “What are my responsibilities as a Crew Member?” We’re glad you asked! We request that Crew Members:
- Commit to a minimum of two days
- Deliver presentations or speeches where needed
- Offer feedback to course participants based on pre-established criteria
- Generally pitch in with Crew duties where needed (coffee break set-up, photography, errands, answering questions, morning greeters, etc.)
If at some point a booth opens up, Colab Crew Members are welcome and encouraged to jump into a booth for some practice and feedback if so desired, though certainly not required. There is no course fee for Crew Members and the end-of-week celebration lunch is on us!
You’re in? Register for Colab Crew here.