Ready to start making more content accessible through subtitling and captioning? Great! Here is how to find the team for the organization you want to contribute to.
Find a team
You can search for a public Amara team to join on the Amara Team Workspace.
Search to find a specific team by its name.
Use the page scroll to scroll through all available public teams.
Or you can check out our most popular Amara volunteer teams!
Amara users must have at least one language set on their account to be able to join an Amara team.
Note: Our public Amara teams are volunteer teams. If you are interested in professional subtitling work you can apply to join Amara On Demand.
Join a team
The process for joining a team differs depending on that team's admission settings:
Open Admission: Anyone can join. Click the Join Team button on that team’s page.
Application Admission: Some teams require you to apply and be approved by a team Admin. Visit the team page and click the Apply to Join button.
Invitation Admission: Some teams allow people to join by invitation only. A current team member must invite you to the team. If the team is publicly visible, you can click the Members tab on the team page, search for a team member with the Admin role, and ask to be invited to the team.
Leave a team
To leave a volunteer team you are contributing to:
Go to Team Workspace from the Amara home page.
Scroll down to the section Teams you're contributing to, and click on the Leave Team link in the lower left corner of the box with the team info.
Start Subtitles in an Amara Team
So you are ready to start subtitling in an Amara team, where do you get started? The best place to go is to your team Dashboard page to find opportunities to start for subtitling.
On your team's dashboard, you can find assignment cards for videos that need transcription, translation, or review. Click the Details link for more information about the assignment. On the details page, there will be a button you can click to take the assignment and enter the editor.
Depending on your team's settings, you will either see videos available for subtitling or language-specific assignments created by team Managers and Admins.
The team Dashboard will have a sample of the newest or highest priority subtitling opportunities. You can view your recent subtitles in the History section of the dashboard. Click on a subtitle language to view more information about that set of subtitles. Click on the video title to go to the video page and view a list of all subtitles created for that video.
To find more videos or assignments on your team, click the Find more link at the bottom of the page.
View all team videos
Filter, sort, or search by video title to find your next subtitling opportunity on the Videos tab:
You can filter team videos by:
Subtitle languages needed
Subtitle languages completed
Project file that the video belongs to in your team
Duration of the video
You can sort team videos by:
Date video added to team
Title of video
Number of completed subtitle languages
View the status of your subtitles, edit subtitles, compare revisions, or follow subtitles for updates when changes are made on the subtitle page. You can view who created each revision on the right side of the page. Click the Activity tab underneath the video to see who has reviewed your subtitles.
Edit subtitles and view status
Compare two revisions of subtitles
Edit or follow edits to this set of subtitles
View subtitle information and activity
Note that you must have permission to edit subtitles to see the edit button below the video. You may instead see an Embed button if you do not have edit permissions.
Contact team members
To find a specific member of your team, click the Members tab at the top of the page:
Click on a team member’s name to visit their team profile. Then you can send a message to ask for help, give advice, or get to know your team members!
Thank you for your contributions to support an inclusive and accessible media ecosystem!
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