Many people have thanked and praised Rick for BatGap. But in reality BatGap is a team effort and we could never do it without our volunteers. People from around the world help make BatGap a more useful resource for all. If you would like to help, below are some specific needs we have or let us know if you want to offer your help in some other way:
Caption and Translation Proofreading Help: Matthew LaBarre coordinates our YouTube captioning and translation group. To become a volunteer, please read below and if you have any questions please contact him by email.
Hello and Namaste, My name is Matthew LaBarre and I am one of the volunteers at Buddha at the Gas Pump.
Like you, I found Batgap to be an incredible resource but not everyone has access to these interviews and we would like to change that. By volunteering to create and correct subtitles for closed captioning we can get these interviews out to so many more people, including the hearing impaired and those for whom English is not their first language.
It is incredibly easy to volunteer. It can be done right within YouTube. Here is how you can get started:
As long as one has a Google/YouTube account one can submit corrections to words that were incorrectly auto transcribed by YouTube and/or provide translations within their browser.
It does appear that the option to do this is not available when on mobile devices so a computer will be necessary.
We have found the Chrome browser to work best when providing corrections, transcriptions and translations directly in YouTube but please experiment yourself with browser of choice.
This is not the only option, another is to translate or correct within a word processing software using a file we send you. Please email if this is more appealing to you.
If you are fluent in languages other than English, translation would be extremely valuable. We’d love to get the most popular videos into more languages for people to enjoy.
If you have any questions please contact me. Thank you! Matthew
Non Profit Tax Expert/Consultant: To answer occasional questions regarding our 501(c)3. If you have experience with this, please contact us.
Internet Law: If you have legal expertise in the area of internet, copyright etc. we would like to consult with you either as a volunteer or at a reduced fee.
Feel like creating a Wikipedia page for BatGap? If you have experience with this, please contact us.