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Volunteer Working Agreement

Introduction

धर्मे च अर्थे च कामे च मोक्षे च भरतर्षभ। यदिहास्ति तदन्यत्र यन्नेहास्ति न तत्क्वचित् ।।

Knowledge of the Mahābhārata is essential for every practicing Hindu. Vyoma Labs under the leadership of Shri Vishvas, a volunteer for Vyoma Labs has embarked upon the project; funded by Indic Academy to record all the shlokas of Mahabharata through paid volunteers and make it freely and publicly available on the internet[1]. This Volunteer Working Agreement (VWA) is a description of the arrangement between:

in relation to the paid voluntary work for the Mahabharata Audio-book project. The intention of this VWA is to assure you that we appreciate your volunteering with us and to indicate our commitment to do the best we can to make your volunteer experience with us a positive and rewarding one.

Part 1 Vyoma Linguistic Labs Foundation ( NPO)

Vyoma Labs accepts the service of  the Volunteer for the recording of the Mahabharata shlokas in accordance with classical standards of Sanskrit pronunciation. It shall endeavour to do the following:

1. Induction and Scope

2. Standards & Methodology

3. Payment

Part 2 - The volunteer

I, __________________________, agree to be a paid/ unpaid[4] (PS: Cross out the inapplicable word) volunteer with Vyoma Labs and commit to the following:

  1. To recording and submitting  ____________ shlokas per week from 1 Oct 2018 to 1 Oct 2019.
  2. To help Vyoma Labs fulfil its short term goals of recording as many shlokas of Mahabharata as possible
  3. To understand and follow the recording workflow described and updated at https://sanskrit.github.io/projects/audio/mbh-audio/how.html , To adhere to the expected quality standards[5]
  4. To perform my volunteering role to the best of my ability, To meet the time commitments and standards undertaken, other than in exceptional circumstances, and provide reasonable notice so that alternative arrangement can be made.
  5. To maintain the confidentiality of information of the organisation, its clients and other volunteers

I represent to the best of my knowledge, that I have no commitments to former or current employers or other entities that would restrict me in volunteering for Vyoma Labs.

This VWA is binding in honour only, is not intended to be legally binding contract between the parties involved and may be cancelled at any time at the discretion of either party.  Neither party intends any employment relationship to be created either now or at any time in the future.

        ________________                __________________________

        Volunteer signature                  On behalf of Vyoma Labs

                                                             

Date:         _____________________


[1] (under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License)

[2] A Non profit organization

[3] The methodology shall be as described in the project website at https://sanskrit.github.io/projects/audio/mbh-audio/ . Volunteers will by notified of any major updates.

[4] We’ll use any leftover funds for similar projects to spread the light of vedas and shaastra-s.

[5] This can invlove re-recording or editing one’s recordings for corrections.