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 register at our forum or contact him by email. He says:
Hello and Namaste,
My name is Matthew LaBarre and I am one of the volunteers at Buddha at the Gas Pump.
Like you, we found Batgap to be an incredible resource of knowledge and have greatly appreciated everything Rick has done to provide access to these varied spiritual teachers.
However, not everyone has access to these interviews and we would like to change that. By volunteering your time to aid us in creating and correcting subtitles for closed captioning we can get these interviews out to so many more people, including those for whom English isn’t their first language and the hearing impaired.
It is incredibly easy to volunteer. It can be done right within YouTube. In this video, I will take you through the simple procedure whereby anyone with a YouTube account can submit corrections to words that were incorrectly auto transcribed by YouTube. If you’re interested in videos posted prior to April 2017 that were not auto transcribed, let us know and we can “trigger” an auto-transcription that you may correct.
We have found the Chrome browser to work best when providing corrections, transcriptions and translations directly in YouTube.
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. Here too, we can “trigger” an auto-translation, but it will need cleaning up. If you have any questions please contact me.
Thank you for taking the time! Be sure to subscribe to Batgap’s YouTube channel for the latest interviews. For discussion of interviews, join our Facebook group.
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.