YouTube Heroes Volunteering Program: How To Get Started

YouTube Heroes

If you have been following the recent trend on all social media, you will notice that censorship is next big thing. All social networks want to get rid of irrelevant and inappropriate contents on their websites. YouTube is also joining the censorship team. Even though, the Google owned video sharing website already has moderators that remove inappropriate videos and comments, the website wants to do more.

YouTube Heroes

The website, consequently, announces a volunteering program in order to recruit more armies that will help in improving users experience by taking down “bad contents”. And just like in most volunteering programs, this program tagged YouTube Heroes does not provide any financial incentive to the volunteers, but however, there are some other benefits attached.

Now that application is opened to join the program, HOW-TOTECHNAIJA is here to give you the facts and other information that will guide you in your registration.

Facts to Know About the YouTube Heroes Program

This program is designed for YouTubers who can dedicate their data and time to content moderation on the website. You do not have be a regular content creator on the site before qualifying for the program. And as a volunteer, you will be provided you a special dashboard that has all the tools needed in doing your job.

What will I be doing after joining the program? There are three basic things volunteers will be doing:

  • Flagging of videos and comments marked as inappropriate in accordance with YouTube policy
  • Adding captions and subtitles to videos.
  • Participating in YouTube Help Forum where heroes share knowledge and ideas

Rewards for being a YouTube Hero

As stated in one of the introductory paragraphs, there is no financial reward in the program – maybe the experience to be gained might find a place on your CV – however, there are some rewards based on performance and level attained in the program.

According to an article on the program page, the table below shows how heroes will be rewarded:






Become a hero

  •           Join the community
  •           Access the Heroes dashboard



Continue your training

  • Learn at exclusive workshops
  • Take part in Hero hangouts



Get access to super tools

  • Mass flag abusive videos
  • Help moderate content in the YouTube Heroes community




Go behind the scenes

  • Sneak preview product launches
  • Contact YouTube staff directly




Get closer to YouTube

·         Test products before release

  • Apply for the Heroes Summit

From the table, you will see that this program has a lot of rewards for heroes that can dedicate their resources to moderating YouTube.

This program has received lot of criticism since its announcement but it seems Google is not backing down. It is determined to rip YouTube off of irregular contents and it will be glad if you can help. To get started and become a Hero today, click on this link.

Posted by Adedapo Olatunde

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