Saturday, January 31, 2009

How to Apply for This Team

This is Sarah from our 2008 team, sharing a smile with an orphan child. Picture yourself building homes for children in need in 2009.

If you have an application already on file with Global Village, then all you have to do is call the Global Village registrar at 1-800-422-4848 ext 7530, or write and request that your application be forwarded to the team leaders at If your application is more than a year old, or needs updating, simply go online and submit a new application. All other forms must be less than a year old as well. Contact the team leaders by email to let them know that you have requested your application to be forwarded. Read the information below on the Interview Process.

If you are new to Global Village, filling out an application form is easy, takes little time, and does not commit you to any team. Nor does it mean that you have been invited to join a team; but you must have an application on file in order to be interviewed for a team.

The Application
The Global Village application forms that must be submitted consists of: the GV application form; the Emergency Contact Information (ECI) and Release and Waiver of Liability form; the Participant Acknowledgement form. All of these forms can now be filled out online. Later, you must also submit a copy of the ID page of your passport, which must be valid for six months beyond the travel dates. You submit this to us, the team leader, not to GV. When we have them all collected we send a copy to GV. Do not send this copy to us until you have been selected for the team.

TIPS on filling out the forms:
  • If you do not have a current passport, or do not have easy access to your passport, you can still submit your application and submit passport information later.

  • Make sure your email address is spelled correctly, as that is how you will be contacted with your 8-digit account number.
  • If you are applying for more than one team (other than our Mozambique teams), fill out the countries and dates for each team on ONE application form. If applying only for one of our Mozambique teams, give Mozambique as your preferred destination and the exact dates of the team you are applying for (Team One and/or Team Two).

  • The ECI also asks for health insurance information; you do NOT have to have health insurance to apply, but if you do have insurance, please submit that information.

    Application Process
    Global Village receives electronic applications via the online application Web page, The application and other forms can be filled out online, or downloaded for a paper copy to submit by mail or fax. The online process is immediate whereas applications by mail or fax may take up to two weeks. We have to have a copy of this application before the interview.

    When the application is entered into the database you will be advised of your 8-digit Habitat ID number. Once this number has been received, contact the Mozambique team leaders, Bob and Leslie Bell, at to request an interview.

    The Interview
    All participants, including former team members on our past teams, must have a telephone interview. If there are multiple participants in one family, each participant must be interviewed, whether in a group or individual interview.

    Please make sure you read ALL of the information on this blog before the interview.
    The purpose of the interview is for YOU to be able to ask all the questions you have concerning this team in order to know whether or not it will meet your expectations. The team leaders also asks questions to make sure you are a candidate that will meet our expectations. If an invitation is extended, it usually happens within 24 hours of the interview.

    Accepting or Declining
    When an invitation is extended, it must be accepted or declined within three days. If accepting, you must immediately make your non-refundable, non-transferrable deposit of $350 before you are recognized as a team member by Global Village. For more information on making the deposit, read Payment and Donation Procedures & Policies.

    Pictures: Lindsey and new young friend; Barb, also from 2008 team, with her new friend, one of the local "master builders".

1 comment:

  1. Hello,

    Tihs message just to inform you taht I've applyed and sent an e-mail (with my ID). So I'm waiting impatiently.


    Hakim Djendi