On volatia.com, click register located on the top right corner of the page. Complete the registration form and click Register. You will then be guided through the steps to set up your profile correctly.
On the registration form is a field labeled, "Registration Code." If you have a code that was given to you for this purpose, enter it. Otherwise leave the field empty and continue.
You will be prompted to upload a profile picture. Please choose a professional photo or stand in front of any color wall that is clear and have someone take a picture of you from chest up. This picture is used to identify you to our clients, for security reasons, if necessary.
Please upload any training records or certifications that you hold as credentials for your interpretation or translation work. This information is used to match and verify interpreter qualifications with industry requirements or best practices for quality assurance.
Profile Bank Account
Payment for all completed work orders will be direct deposited into the bank account you add to your profile. Some interpreters open a new checking account that is used for this purpose only. If this step is skipped, all payments will be held until a bank account is added. Contact us if you have any questions or concerns.
Once your profile registration is submitted, a Relationship Manager will review your profile for accuracy. This includes a phone or video interview and the validation of your training records, where applicable. Concerns regarding your profile will be communicated in writing via email. If approved, your profile will be enabled to begin receiving work order notifications.
Payments are made on the 1st and 16th day of every month. Work that was completed between the 1st and the 15th day of the month is paid on the 1st day of the following month. Likewise, work that is completed between the 16th and the last day of the month is paid on the 16th of the following month.
All payments are direct deposited into a U.S. bank account of your choice. When you create your terpX profile, you will be prompted to add your routing and checking account number for this purpose. This information is secure and can be updated by you at any time.
As a standard, Volatia pays all interpreters a minimum of two (2) hours for work orders that are performed in-person. Thereafter, Spoken Language Interpreters are paid in increments of 1 minute while Sign Language Interpreters are paid in increments of 30 minutes to 1 hour. Note: Minimums for virtual work orders (Zoom, Teams, etc.) vary based on the language, frequency, and the nature of the assignment.
Volatia provides mileage reimbursements whenever the travel distances is greater than 25 miles (round trip) from the interpreter's home to the worksite facility. In some cases, Volatia pays the interpreter portal-to-portal.
Generally speaking, a qualified interpreter is one who has successfully completed a language proficiency assessment, received training that covers the various roles and responsibilities of an interpreter, and has demonstrated a strong grasp of the vocabulary and terminology used in the field(s) in which he or she will accept work. It is a best practice that linguists complete a minimum of 40 hours of training that include assessments of skills before being considered a qualified. It should be noted that the majority of interpreters worldwide are Qualified NOT Certified.
A certified interpreter is one whose interpreting skills have been assessed and credentialed as "Certified" by a national or regional industry recognized governing body, such as NBCMI, CCHI, RID, etc. Such interpreters are required to be already "qualified" in order to participate in the certification process. A significant element to consider is the fact that certification programs are only available in select languages. This prevents many qualified interpreters from obtaining certification credentials.
Interpreter Jobs & Opportunities
Whether you are an industry veteran or simply fluent in two or more languages, we warmly welcome you to explore this page and learn how you can join our global network of interpreters and translators.
Jobs & Opportunities For Translators
The resources on this page are geared toward interpreters. If you are interested in learning how you can join our translation team, simply send your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org or contact us.
Skills Beyond Language Fluency
If you are fluent in two or more languages but have not received any training that would qualify you to serve as a professional interpreter, you MUST go through a qualification process that assesses your language proficiency and provides training before you can serve as an interpreter in the Volatia network. Please note that the process is different for spoken languages versus sign language. Simply contact us and we will be happy to guide you through the process.
All of our workflows are designed to empower your work-life balance. Work when you want, earn what you need.
Work From Anywhere
Choose your geographic boundaries for work that require travel or work remotely from home. In either case, we are committed to providing the best working experience possible in our industry and welcome the opportunity to work with you.
Simplified Work Experience
As a Volatia network interpreter, your account gives you access to receive work from our clients and our entire ecosystem of affiliates. Every workflow is automated as much as possible to reduce errors, increase efficiency, and help you focus on what matters most: interpreting. Every interaction with Volatia is powered by terpX, our proprietary interpreter management and scheduling platform that has revolutionized the language industry as the 1st affiliate model for language companies in the world.
More Work Opportunities
In addition to our own clients, Volatia has a global network of affiliates who leverage our ecosystem of shared resources to meet the needs of their own clients. This means that when an affiliate in California needs an interpreter in Texas, they do not need to recruit interpreters in that market. They simply submit a work order to the network and all qualified interpreters who match the qualification criteria, set on each client profile, will have access to that assignment. Thus, your work opportunities increase with each new Client that Volatia or any of its affiliates onboard. Cheers!
Phone Interpreting (OPI)
Phone interpretation has been the fastest growing mode of interpreting for nearly two decades. Everyday, Clients from all over the world connect to professional interpreters using their cellphones, landlines, or our mobile and web applications. Positions in our on-demand phone interpreter queues are filled as the demand grows for the respective language. Interpreters who are already in the network receive preferential consideration when filling open positions.
Video Interpreting (VRI)
Volatia offers on-demand video interpretation for spoken languages as well as American Sign Language (ASL). When clients connect through our mobile or web applications, they connect to professional interpreters within seconds. Positions in our on-demand video interpreter queues are filled as the demand grows for the respective language. Interpreters who are already in the network receive preferential consideration when filling open positions.
Virtual Platform Interpreting (VPI)
Virtual Interpreting refers to interpreter services provided through a 3rd party application such as Zoom, Microsoft Teams, Google Meet, etc. and thus require a scheduled appointment. As a network interpreter, you will have access to these types of work orders, allowing you to work when you want and from anywhere. Note: it is best to plan on supporting other types services whenever possible to increase your volume of work.
Onsite Interpreting (OSI)
Onsite interpreting, also known as in-person or face-to-face interpreting, is when a language interpreter is scheduled to meet a client at a given location to bridge a language barrier. Once your profile is set with the travel distance parameters, you will be able to receive work orders from all of our clients who are within the specified travel distance. You can change your settings at any time as circumstances change.