Monday, January 18, 2010

Kreyole Interpreters needed for one month deployment

The American Red Cross is looking to deploy 100 Creole interpreters to work
> on the hospital ship USNS Comfort, which will be harbored outside
> Port-au-Prince.  Volunteers need to be fluent in Creole and English. Other
> skills are helpful but not required.
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> Things to keep in mind:
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> (1) The ship will be deployed for a month;
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> (2) Volunteers won't be able to leave the ship during that time; and
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> (3) They will not have luxurious quarters. It is important to stress the
> second point: The interpreters will stay on the ship to assist and won't be
> able to get off the ship to see family in Haiti.
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> We are looking for volunteers to be in Miami no later than Wednesday
> night/Thursday morning (January 20/21). The Red Cross may be able to provide
> accommodations for those coming from out of town.  All volunteers would be
> fully trained, either in Miami, or at their home chapters of the Red Cross
> before they come to Miami.  Again, no skills are required beyond speaking
> both Creole and English. Anyone interested in this opportunity will be
> contacted ASAP with additional steps. Please communicate to me immediately
> if you have persons who can do this and contact information.
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> Michael A. Blake
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> Deputy Associate Director
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> The White House - Offices of Intergovernmental Affairs & Public Engagement
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> (202) 456-4772 - Office
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> (202) 503-5649 - Cell

3 comments:

Phil A. said...

Interesting...looking for "100 VOLUNTEER" Creole interpreters to live onbard ship for a month without any hope of visiting family and friends ashore...while the militray-industrial-contrator complex is kicking into high gear with visions of Million Dollar profits over the next 5 to 10 years...Please I beg you Mr Undersecraty, pay these "volunteers" a decent wage and allow them to rotate ashore for 48 hours once a week...in the Navy we called it "liberty call" and 6 section duty will work just fine...and in business it's called a decent day's wage for a decent day's "work!" Thanks.

Jean Patrick PLAISIR said...

hi, i am patrick, leaving in haiti. i am fluent in english, and i am Haitian. If you would like to have me as an interpreters, you can contact me at 50939213841. i am used to interpreting for medical stuff so.

i'd be pleased to volunteer!

Sincerely,
A Haitian who wants to help his people!

Anonymous said...

I'm nesly jean ,member of the us naval reserve force attached to nmcb21,fluent in english ,creole and french;i'm highly interested and my contact info is:917-484-3994.