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German-speaking Assistant (Translator/Adviser)

The Living Communities

About The Living Communities

The Living Communities aims to promote ecotourism in Mayo and celebrate old Irish, French and German cultural ties. Our work is focused on making multilingual website/videos, setting up an ecobusiness for the great community of CeathrĂș Thaidhg- Mayo. Find out more here ...

What's Involved

Our ecotourism project at is about to go live. Some translation jobs will come up. General advice is welcome. We mostly operate over the internet, with volunteers from several countries.

We are a volunteer, non-profit company, with specialist assistants - determined in our effort to bring German visitors into personal contact with Gaelic (Celtic) speakers and others, in the West, off the beaten track. We speak for the people of CeathrĂș Thaidhg (Mayo). Pre-historic and historic Celtic/German connections were well researched for our videos and research papers.

The project is unique in how we aim to celebrate these connections. The time required of you is related to events but is never burdensome.

What's required for this position

A dependable and personable volunteer, who can appreciate our cultural aims, will fit the bill. We have an interest in the environment and our website contains a full ecostatement, in Irish, German, French and English.

  • Community Development/ Social work
  • Multi-lingual/ Multi-culturalism
  • Personable Skills

Level of English required for this role:
Intermediate English

Times and commitment required for this role


Minimum time commitment: 3 years +

Hours required: 2hrs Weekly

Other Details

Location of volunteering opportunity:
The volunteering can take place in the volunteer's place of residence.

Other location details:
Dublin, Cyberspace

Also available in these counties
Carlow, Cavan, Clare, Cork, Donegal, Dublin - City, Dublin - Dun Laoghaire/ Rathdown, Dublin - Fingal, Dublin - South Dublin County, Galway, Kerry, Kildare, Kilkenny, Laois, Leitrim, Limerick, Longford, Louth, Mayo, Meath, Monaghan, Offaly, Roscommon, Sligo, Waterford, Wexford, Wicklow

Screening details for this role:

  • Informal Interviews

Volunteers will be provided with the following supports:

  • Support/ advice/ recognition
  • Supervision
  • Initial induction and training

Volunteers with the following challenges will be supported in this role

  • Physical Disability

Age restrictions:
Over 21

Is this opportunity suitable for groups/teams of volunteers?

Benefits you will receive as a volunteer

All volunteers will see our commercial and marketing operation. A good reference has helped volunteers to gain better employment.

Getting there

Transport not really necessary - communication via the internet suffices.

  • This opportunity is posted by:
  • Volunteer Centre: Dublin City
Volunteer Ireland is delighted to acknowledge the support of:
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