Translating and subtitling video is an extremely important part of the Global Lives Project – more than 600 volunteer translators have made the Global Lives Project possible! Join others in sharing your linguistic skills with our community. Your translation offers the world a glimpse into a different culture that might otherwise remain remote and inaccessible.

How to Get Involved

First, volunteer to be a captioner, translator or reviewer by filling out the form below.

Once you have been accepted, you will be paired with a Global Lives Project coordinator who will walk you through the process. We will also provide you with instructions on how to use the Dotsub tool to create and translate subtitles for the videos. Check out our Translation FAQ  and Resources for Translators to learn more.

Language Volunteer Form

Thank you for your interest in volunteering with Global Lives! Please fill out this form for accurate assignment. We look forward to bring you on board! Please also check out our community pages on Facebook
  • (Please select all that apply)
  • You can list one or more languages that you have native fluency in.
  • The source language is the language you will be translating from
  • Please write a brief bio about your background and your interests.
  • Use command+click (mac) or control+click (windows) to select more than one.