Seeking Fluent Arabic Volunteers for International Dialogues

Learning Life seeks fluent speakers of Arabic in metro Washington D.C. to help with language interpreting from English to Arabic and vice versa for our Citizen Diplomacy Initiative (CDI).  

ArabicCDI engages lower-income American families in Washington D.C. in live internet dialogues and project collaborations with lower-income families in other nations to nurture more caring and capable global citizens.  We are currently completing a photovoice project which is engaging nine families in DC, Dakar (Senegal) and Jerash (Jordan) in photo-taking in answer to the question “what is the past, present and future of your community?”

Our live dialogue interpreters translate the families’ and Learning Life moderator’s words as they proceed with their live dialogues during the course of their project together.  The dialogues typically occur via Skype in public libraries in DC 1-2 times per month on Saturday or Sunday early afternoons DC time, and after dinner in Jerash, Jordan.  The time commitment is about 4-6 hours per month, or 2-3 hours per dialogue, including about 1.5 hours for the live dialogue (where the live language interpreting happens) plus preparatory and reflective discussion in English before and after the dialogue led by a trained Learning Life moderator.

This volunteer opportunity is a valuable way to practice your live interpreting skills while helping to nurture mutual understanding between Americans and Arabs through an innovative citizen diplomacy program.  Fluency is a must, and native Arabic speakers are preferred.

Interested volunteers should contact us at  Please include your resume, and a brief email explanation as to how you learned to speak Arabic fluently.

Thank you for your interest!