Sign language volunteers wanted for national athletic meet in Yamaguchi Prefecture

Yamaguchi Prefecture is recruiting "information support volunteers" in sign language and note taking at the Yamaguchi National Athletic Meet, which is scheduled for October, 2011.

Volunteers needed are:
300 sign language volunteers
200 note takers
100 CART (computer-assisted real-time caption)

These volunteers will support Deaf athletes and visitors in each competition place. Persons with the basic sign language skills for conversation, and those who are interested in note taking can apply before March 31.

Volunteers are expected to attend a training course for a few months from July. Working days and places will be decided based on request. There will be neither pay nor transportation fares.

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