Japanese Translator (Volunteer)

2 months ago
Volunteer role


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Japanese Language Translator (volunteer)

Note: The following is an opportunity for flexible, part-time, volunteer work to address climate change. Please DO NOT APPLY if you are only looking for paid employment. A 6 months commitment is preferred. This is a remote-from-home position. 

Do you know Japanese fluently? Do you want to make a difference in the climate crisis? Do you want to learn the ins and outs of a global organization in an interesting environment? Are you motivated by working with smart and talented individuals who are creating a better world? Can you commit 2 - 5 hours a week, working remotely on your own schedule with our far-flung, diverse team? If so, we would love to chat about your help and unique talents. 

Who We Are

Earth Hero is a global all-volunteer nonprofit organization with users in 153 countries. We exist to make it easy to act on climate change. The climate emergency we currently face requires adequate and immediate action. It is one of the most threatening crises of our time. To rise to the challenge, we help people discover personalized, positive steps to care for our shared planet, improve lives, and build a better future. Check out https://www.earthhero.org and download the free app to get to know us better and see if our mission and project resonate with you.

We are looking for action-oriented individuals who are excited to address climate change. This is an opportunity to be part of an organization where you can have a direct impact, grow your experience, and have the flexibility to fit the role into your life.


  • Improve the Japanese version of the Earth Hero app. It is already available in Japanese, but we could use more help to maintain and improve it.
  • Advise on better customizing the Earth Hero app for users in Japan, beyond language updates.
  • Help translate the Earth Hero website into Japanese.
  • Support making the Japanese app version easier to find by improving search terms so it gets discovered more easily.

Experiences useful in this role

  • Fluent in Japanese.
  • Current with the latest Japanese-language idioms and cultural references.
  • Excellent attention to detail.
  • Experience using CAT (Computer-Assisted Translation) software or open to learning.


  • Be part of the solution to one of the biggest challenges of our age.
  • Channel your talents and passion in an interesting environment.
  • Develop new skills and valuable experience to enhance your professional trajectory.
  • Do amazing work on a flexible, part-time basis.
  • Have fun while you make a difference.


You will work remotely and on your own schedule. Roles work best with a minimum commitment of 6 months for 2 - 5 hours a week (or more if you like!). Because our all-volunteer team is spread worldwide, we rely mostly on a combination of Slack and video calls to communicate.

If you possess a high level of self-motivation, work well independently, enjoy the opportunity to partner with like-minded individuals, and can commit quality time per week , we would love to hear from you!

To Apply

To apply, send your resume/CV or LinkedIn profile and a brief message explaining why you are a good fit for this volunteer position. You can submit through this platform or send a message to apply@earthhero.org

We respond to all applications within a few days at the most. Please keep an eye on your spam if you do not hear back.



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