- Illinois Legal Aid Online
Translation Volunteer Project Manager VISTA project will increase the agency's capacity to provide plain language legal information in Spanish to help break the cycle of poverty. This VISTA project will help us implement an online collaboration system, the Translation Volunteer Project Manager to help put the law within reach regardless of their language, location, income, and education. The TVPM does this by coordinating volunteer translators and bloggers who translate, draft, review and revise our content. At the end of this project year, we would like to be able to offer 40% of our site content in Spanish. Create a profile on my.americorps.gov and look for our position to apply.
Responsibilities: (1) Recruit, train and engage with volunteers who work to translate ILAO’s legal information, write blog posts about issues specific to the Latinx community; (2) Coordinate with staff to ensure that content is kept up to date through law changes or newer information becoming available; (3) Assist the content director in creating and managing a workflow process that uses technology to implement collaboration; (4) Edit and publish volunteer work product to ensure it meets the requirements of the site; (5) Track progress of volunteer hours and engage with volunteers to improve their satisfaction. Permits attendance at school during off hours.
AmeriCorps VISTA Program Benefits: stipend, choice of education award or end of service stipend, training, education award upon successful completion of service, relocation allowance, living allowance, health coverage, housing stipend payable directly to a landlord. For details about healthcare benefits, please visit http://www.vistacampus.gov/healthcare
About the organization
Illinois Legal Aid Online (ILAO) puts the law within reach for all, regardless of income or location. As the statewide legal services technology center, ILAO streamlines the delivery of free and pro bono legal services to lower-income Illinois residents, and delivers easy-to-understand legal information and help to those who can't afford a lawyer.
ILAO's mission is: to increase access to justice for lower-income and vulnerable Illinois residents through the innovative use of technology to assist and educate the public and to train and support legal aid providers and pro bono attorneys.
Illinois Legal Aid Online's programs provide essential legal services and support 24/7 to legal aid and pro bono attorneys, pro se litigants and lower-income individuals and families through its website.