We work with prisoners in over 100 countries and their families and sometimes need help to translate documents, such as correspondence with a local lawyer or prison authorities. We do not, however, ask volunteers to work on documents which form part of the legal process.

In particular we have needed help translating to/from Greek, Thai (Royal or standard), Kurdish, Farsi, Urdu, Gujarati, Bengali, Malay or Turkish. Other languages are often needed too.

If you are a qualified professional translator and would like to apply to join our pool of remote volunteer translators for occasional help, please contact the Prisoner & Family Support Team with questions or complete our translator registration form. The form includes requests for proof of qualification, a signed confidentiality agreement and the names of two referees, because of the sensitivity of our work and the issues we are dealing with.

Please return completed forms to [email protected] and we should be in touch in five working days. Thank you for your interest in participating.