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Re: [japanese-507] Volunteer 4/10 to Make Asian Community's Voice Heard!

From: Fran S.
Sent on: Friday, April 16, 2010 10:56 AM
Yes, my name is Fran Smithson and thank you for the e-mail. I own an interpreting company here in Raleigh, NC and we are always looking for interpreters and translators of other foreign languages. We sub-contract out for different assignments all through out the RTP area. I have had a many request for Japanese and other languages and the interpreters that I do have have been busy with other jobs so I am trying to add new people to my list. I know you have meet-up groups for other languages and I wish you could send them a copy of this e-mail All interpreters get paid for at least a 2hr. minimum anywhere from $30.00 per hour and up depending on the language and the assignment and .50 for round trip gas mileage. If you know any people who speak English and another language fluently please have therm go to my web address. and hit employment and fill of the mini resume and submit it back to us. I would greatly appreciate any help that you could give.
Thank you,
Fran Smithson
-----Original Message-----
From: Sharon <[address removed]>
To: [address removed]
Sent: Tue, Apr 6,[masked]:38 am
Subject: [japanese-507] Volunteer 4/10 to Make Asian Community's Voice Heard!

M2M is a national campaign to improve the Census response rates in each local Census area.  NAAAP-NC has a goal of providing 40 volunteers towards the national goal of 1 million on April 10.   We're showing a 30-second animated Census video in 12 languages (including English, Vietnamese, and Spanish) at a popular strip mall in Mini-City, getting community feedback, and giving away Census literature, T-shirts, hats, and reusable grocery bags in this diverse part of Raleigh to encourage people to submit their Census forms.
Volunteer Roles:  greeter, merchant liaison, canvasser (someone who hands out materials), technical guru using laptops. We will send you additional information on the place to meet, your role, and available resources. (Lead: Margaux Escutin, VP of NAAAP-NC)

Also, inform us if you are willing to use your laptop to show the animated Census video.

To indicate interest/sign up, please send to Margaux Escutin [address removed] by April 8, noon, at the latest 
1. your name
2. preferred 2-hour shift, pick from 10:00-12:00, 11:30-1:30, 1:00-3:00.  If you want to volunteer the entire day, that's fine, too.  
3. if you speak any language other than English
4. and which role(s) you want to do, greeter, canvasser, merchant liaison, technical guru (help with video showing)

Help members of the Asian community gain a voice.  Take part in getting them counted in the US 2010 Census!

Volunteer Role Descriptions
NAAAP-NC's March to the Mailbox event will take place in Raleigh's "Mini City," which has a diverse Asian population and a low Census response rate.  Volunteers will educate these people about the importance of Census participation and motivate them to submit their Census forms.
-Greeter: Greet passersby and encourage them to visit our tent for Census information and free giveaways when they watch the short animated video.
-Merchant Liaison: Visit with the stores of the selected strip mall before the day and on the day again. These liaisons would spend up to 1 hour before April 10 talking to store owners about why M2M is happening, what we will move into their parking lot or sidewalk, how we will or will not impact car and foot traffic.  (Some store owners like the extra attention and others will view us as a visual obstruction.)
-Canvasser: Go around the shopping center reaching out to people, engaging them in conversation about the Census, handing out literature and Census giveaways, and directing people to our tent for video viewing and Census giveaways

-Technical Guru: show video on laptop in any of the 12 languages, whatever is appropriate for the person watching, and other video-related activities

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