Qualifications At YourVolution we recognize the power dynamics at play in the coming together of privileged and non-privileged identities, our role as interpreters to ensure appropriate access for Deaf peoples in a hearing-privileged world, and our role as humans to nurture space for all to act in a free and self-determined manner. We bring our all to this work and expect interpreters we work with to do the same. Coming from a community approach we consult respected gate-keepers in determining who we contract with. Interpreters working with YourVolution must possess the skill, professionalism, consciousness and heart to do this work in an effective manner that acknowledges value in diversity and meaningful inclusion.
Fees & Cancellation Policies We recognize that in working with the best, we need to make sure we are compensating the best. YourVolution requires three business days advance notice of cancellation by event requestors and as a matter of form does not invoice for cancelled time without paying that through to the contractors assigned.
Payment Policies Payment will be made within thirty-five days of the conclusion of an event, however every attempt will be made to provide payment, in full, upon the last day of the event. We work with the requester to ensure prompt payment, so any schedule adjustments that occur on site must be communicated to YourVolution the same day in which they occurred. Independent contractors are encouraged to submit invoices on the final day of the event in order to process compensation quickly and accurately.
Documents Required Interpreters wishing to contract with YourVolution must submit a letter of interest and intent to work in partnership as an independent contractor, provide a current w9, certification verification, resume or CV, and a current headshot. We may follow up with a request for additional information such as referrences and work samples.
Mentoring Policy At YourVolution we approach our work with a community focus. Recognizing a great need for growth in the number of professionals who truly care about and develop their work and skills, part of our approach entails nurturing newer interpreters as they develop into the highly qualified interpreter needed to appropriately work in the field. At times you may have the opportunity to be assisted by promising apprentices.
And, if you are mentoring an interpreter and wish to allow them to shadow you during an assignment please reach out to us to discuss the options.
On-Site Changes in Schedule We recognize that conference participants often change schedules once they are on site. In the event additional sessions are requested on-site for coverage during the event, please notify both your on-site point of contact as well as YourVolution for approval. We will work with you to ensure that not only is the Deaf person being appropriately served, but that you are also being respectfully compensated.
Standards It is expected that all interpreters adhere to professional behaviors, attitudes, and ethics at all times surrounding and during assigned events.
Feedback At YourVolution we value the input of those we work with. Following assignments you will be requested to complete a brief survey of your experience working with us and on the assignment. Feedback like this helps us raise the bar in our services and elevate the experience of all involved- Deaf participants, hearing participants, event coordinators, and YOU!