About Us

 
Vision

 

Our vision is a world with no language barriers, a world with cultural harmony.

Mission

Our mission is to bridge linguistic and cultural barriers.

Why

The ability to communicate with others is a fundamental human right and the basis of our freedom of speech. Language barriers limit access to essential services and create disparities in healthcare, legal settings, public safety matters, social services, business functions and more.

 

Volatia exists because we believe that everyone should have equal access to public information, the opportunity to self-express and the right to be heard.

How

As an integrated network of linguists, we support more than 280 languages in three modes: onsite, over-the-phone, and through video remote solutions, 24/7/365. Through our innovations and strategic partnerships, we are on the cutting edge of a rapidly changing industry. Our clients enjoy a combination of the latest technology and a network of thousands of professional interpreters and translators who are fully tested and trained to ensure reliability, confidentiality, and ease of access. Our services are available throughout the United States of America.

The passion, dedication and commitment of our team to one another, our clients, solutions and mission  guarantee our success. We are particularly passionate about creating a people-centric culture that encourages growth of our team members, improves productivity and enhances our ability to innovate and respond to challenges.

We thrive on providing solutions that meet and exceed the needs of our clients and are driven to provide an exceptional experience for every individual we serve. Entrepreneurs at heart, we strive for perfection and aspire to lead the way in everything we do. With a strong leadership model, we listen to the needs of our clients and rely on the synergy of our people to develop language and cultural solutions that are second to none.

Core Values

People: E pluribus Unum: Out of Many, One

Passion: To our mission, to our clients, to one another, and to the fulfillment of our vision.

Leadership: We are creating tomorrow today.

Synergy: Together, we achieve more


Baraka Kasongo
CEO

Baraka is a transformational leader who has achieved a tremendous record of success in various aspects of his life. He demonstrates an exceptional ability to lead, innovate, and pioneer new paths through his collaborative nature. His passion for bridging language and cultural barriers is fueled by his experience of being a refugee in five different countries for a period of seven years.

 

Baraka founded Volatia to be the means through which he can mitigate linguistic and cultural disparities that exist in every community throughout the United States and around the world. He serves on numerous boards that focus on creating and fostering diversity and inclusion at every point of contact.

 

Baraka holds an MBA from Liberty University, a Bachelor of science degree in Management & Leadership from Bluefield College, an associate of applied science in Emergency Management from Frederick Community College, and is certified as a Green Belt Lean Six Sigma practitioner through Virginia Tech.

Baraka Kasongo
CEO
Baraka Kasongo
CEO
Baraka Kasongo
CEO

Leadership Team

Vision

 

Our vision is a world with no language barriers, a world with cultural harmony.

Mission

Our mission is to bridge linguistic and cultural barriers.

Why

 

"We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal" (The Declaration of Independence, U.S.A.). Hence, the ability to communicate with others is a fundamental human right and the basis of our freedom of speech. Language and cultural barriers limit access to essential services and create disparities in healthcare, legal settings, public safety matters, social services, business functions and more.

Volatia exists because we believe that cultural equality is a human right and that everyone should have equal access to public information, the opportunity to self-express and the right to be heard. To that end, we are determined to convert linguistic and cultural complexities into a powerful business asset for any organization.

How

As an integrated network of linguists and language service providers, we support more than 280 languages and provide diversity and inclusion training programs in any of the supported languages.. Through our innovations and strategic partnerships, we are on the cutting edge of a rapidly changing industry. Our clients enjoy a combination of the latest technology and a network of thousands of professional interpreters, translators, and cultural coaches and trainers who are fully tested and trained to ensure reliability, confidentiality, and ease of access. Our services are available throughout the United States of America and in key markets around the world.

The passion, dedication and commitment of our team to one another, our clients, solutions and mission  guarantee our success. We are particularly passionate about creating a people-centric culture that encourages growth of our team members, improves productivity and enhances our ability to innovate and respond to challenges.

We thrive on providing solutions that meet and exceed the needs of our clients and are driven to provide an exceptional experience for every individual we serve. Entrepreneurs at heart, we strive for perfection and aspire to lead the way in everything we do. With a strong leadership model, we listen to the needs of our clients and rely on the synergy of our people to develop language and cultural solutions that are second to none.

Core Values

People: E pluribus Unum: Out of Many, One

Passion: To our mission, to our clients, to one another, and to the fulfillment of our vision.

Leadership: We are creating tomorrow today.

Synergy: Together, we achieve more


Baraka Kasongo
CEO

Baraka is a transformational leader who has achieved a tremendous record of success in various aspects of his life. He demonstrates an exceptional ability to lead, innovate, and pioneer new paths through his collaborative nature. His passion for bridging language and cultural barriers is fueled by his experience of being a refugee in five different countries for a period of seven years.

 

Baraka founded Volatia to be the means through which he can mitigate linguistic and cultural disparities that exist in every community throughout the United States and around the world. He serves on numerous boards that focus on creating and fostering diversity and inclusion at every point of contact.

 

Baraka holds an MBA from Liberty University, a Bachelor of science in Management & Leadership from Bluefield College, an associate of applied science in Emergency Management from Frederick Community College, and is certified as a Green Belt Lean Six Sigma practitioner through Virginia Tech.

Lynda McNutt Foster
Director │ Business Development
Clark Worthy
General Counsel │Legal

Healthcare

Healthcare

Healthcare

Healthcare

Elizabeth Hord
Director │ Operations
Becky Tweedy
Director │ Marketing

Leadership Team

Chris West
Team Lead │ Marketing
Anna Hirshfield
Team Lead │Customer Service
Taryn Anderson
Sr. Analyst│Bus.  Development

Supported Industries

 

Supported Languages

 

Volatia currently supports the following languages with more being added. These languages cover the overwhelming majority of world's population, which means we can likely accommodate any interpretation or translation need that you have.

ACHOLI

ADELE (GIDIRE)

AFAR

AFRIKAANS

AKAN

AKATEKO (ACATECO)

ALBANIAN

AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE (ASL)

AMHARIC

ANUAK

APACHE

ARABIC

ARABIC: EGYPTIAN

ARABIC: MOROCCAN

ARABIC: SUDANESE

ARABIC: SYRIAN

ARABIC: YEMENI

ARMENIAN

ASSYRIAN

AZERBAIJANI

AZERI

BAHDINI

BAHNAR

BAJUNI

BALINESE (BALI)

BAMBARA

BANTU

BARI (KARO)

BASQUE

BASSA

BELARUSIAN (BELORUSSIAN)

BEMBA (CHIBEMBA)

BENAADIR

BENGALI

BERBER

BISSA (BUSANSI)

BOSNIAN

BRAZILIAN PORTUGUESE

BULGARIAN

BURMESE

CANTONESE

CATALAN

CEBUANO

CHALDEAN

CHAMORRO

CHAVACANO (CHABACANO)

CHEWA (NYANJA)

CHIPEWYAN

CHUUKESE (TRUKESE)

CREE

CREOLE PORTUGUESE

CROATIAN

CZECH

DAKOTA (DAKHOTA)

DANISH

DARI

DHIVEHI (MALDIVIAN)

DINKA

DUTCH

DZONGKHA (BHUTANESE)

EDO

ENGLISH

ENGLISH: PIDGIN

ESTONIAN

EWE

FALAM CHIN

FANTE

FARSI

FIJIAN 

FILIPINO

FINNISH

FLEMISH

FRENCH

FRENCH: CANADIAN

FUJIANESE

FUKIENESE

FULA

FULANI

FUZHOU

GA

GADDANG

GAELIC

GAELIC-IRISH

GAELIC-SCOTTISH

GARRE

GEN

GEORGIAN

GERMAN

GHEG 

GOKANA

GREBO 

GREEK

GUARANI

GUJARATI

GULAY

HAITIAN CREOLE

HAKHA CHIN (LAI)

HAKKA-TAIWAN

HASSANIYYA

HAUSA

HEBREW

HILIGAYNON

HINDI

HMONG

HUNANESE

HUNGARIAN

IBANAG

IBO

ICELANDIC

IGBO (IBO)

ILOCANO

INDONESIAN

INUKTITUT

ISAN

ITALIAN

JAKARTANESE

JAMAICAN PATOIS 

JAPANESE

JARAI 

JAVANESE

JINGPHO

JINYU 

JUBA ARABIC

JULA (DYULA)

KABA

KAMBA

KANJOBAL

KANKANAEY

KANNADA

KAONDE

KAREN

KASHMIRI

KAYAH (KARENNI)

KAZAKH

KHAM 

KHANA

KHMER (CAMBODIAN)

KICHE 

KIKUYU

KIMIIRU 

KINYARWANDA

KIRUNDI

KIZIGUA

KOHO 

KOREAN

KOSOVAN

KOTOKOLI

KPELLE 

KRAHN 

KRIO

KUNAMA

KURDISH

KURMANJI

LAKOTA

LAO (LAOTIAN)

LATVIAN

LINGALA

LITHUANIAN

LUGANDA

LUO

LUSOGA

LUXEMBOURGEOIS

MAAY

MACEDONIAN

MAIMAI

MALAGASY

MALAY

MALAYALAM

MALTESE

MANDARIN

MANDINKA (MANDINGO)

MARA

MARATHI

MARKA

MARSHALLESE

MASALIT

MATU (NGA LA)

MBAY 

MIEN 

MINA

MIRPURI

MIXTECO

MIZO

MNONG 

MOLDOVAN

MONGOLIAN

MONTENEGRIN

MORTLOCKESE

NAPOLETANO

NAVAJO

NEAPOLITAN

NEPALI

NGAMBAY

NIGERIAN PIDGIN

NORWEGIAN

NUER

NUPE 

NYORO 

OJIBWAY 

OROMO

OTOMI

PAHARI

PALAUAN 

PAMPANGAN

PAPIAMENTO

PASHTO

PATOIS

PERSIAN

PLAUTDIETSCH 

POHNPEIAN 

POLISH

PORTUGUESE

POTHWARI

PUGLIESE

PULAAR

PUNJABI

PUTIAN

QUICHUA

RADE 

RAKHINE

ROHINGYA

ROMANIAN

RUSSIAN

SAMOAN

SANGO

SENTHANG

SERAIKI

SERBIAN

SHANGHAINESE

SHONA

SICHUAN

SICILIAN

SINDHI

SINHALESE

SLOVAK

SLOVENIAN

SOGA 

SOMALI

SONINKE

SORANI

SPANISH

SUNDANESE

SUSU

SWAHILI

SWEDISH

SYLHETTI

TAGALOG

TAIWANESE

TAJIK

TAMIL

TEDIM CHIN

TELUGU

TEOCHEW (CHAOCHOW)

THAI

TIBETAN

TIGRE

TIGRIGNA (TIGRINYA)

TOISHANESE

TONGA (CHITONGA)

TONGAN

TOORO

TOUCOULEUR

TSHILUBA

TURKISH

TURKMEN 

TWI (ASHANTI)

TZOTZIL 

UKRAINIAN

ULSTER-SCOTS

URDU

UYGHUR

UZBEK

VIETNAMESE

VISAYAN

WELSH

WODAABE

WOLOF

WU

WUZHOU 

YIDDISH

YORUBA

YUNNANESE

YUPIK

ZAPOTECO

ZARMA

ZULU

ZYPHE

SOCIAL MEDIA 

 

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