If you have an application already on file with Global Village, that is LESS than three years old AND does not need any updating of personal information, then all you have to do is call the Global Village registrar at 1-800-422-4828 ext 7530, or write firstname.lastname@example.org and request that your application be forwarded to the team leaders at email@example.com. If you happen to know your 8-digit account number, that would be helpful. If you don't, that's OK. But ask GV for it when your write or call, as you will need it for making payments and fundraising.
PLEASE NOTE: THIS INFORMATION IS FOR APPLYING FOR HABITAT FOR HUMANITY GLOBAL VILLAGE TEAMS. IF APPLYING FOR THE FULLER CENTER FOR HOUSING (FCH) TEAM to Peru, GO TO THAT PAGE FOR SPECIFICS.
If you have never filled out an application or your application is more than three years old, you need to fill out a new one. It must be completed online as paper or fax applications are no longer accepted. Use the GV website http://www.habitat.org/gv/how_to_apply.aspx. Specify the team(s) you are interested in (Malawi GV17???) on the application and it will be sent to us. You will receive a confirmation number that your application was received. If you do not get this within a few days, there was a glitch and you'll need to apply again. After you receive the confirmation number you will receive an 8-digit account number. Keep that number handy as you will need it for making payments and fundraising. That account number will stay with you for this and all future GV teams.
TIPS ON FILLING OUT THE APPLICATION
The Global Village forms that must be submitted consist of:
All of these forms must be filled out online.
Don't know where your passport info is? 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.
If you are applying for more than one team, fill out the countries and dates for each team on ONE application form. If applying only for one team, give the country and event number (see above) as your preferred destination and the exact dates of the team. Without that info your application could be sent to another team with the same destination.
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.
THE APPLICATION PROCESS
Please, read ALL of the information on this website about the team that you are applying for, as well as "About the Team Leaders", before submitting your application to join this particular team. 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 considered for a team
If, after reading all the information, you are still seriously interested, fill out a new application or have your old one forwarded to the team leaders at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Contact the team leader by email. In that email confirm that you have read the information and have an application on file for this team, and now would like to request a phone call. This call is for the purpose of clarifying expectations, by both the participant and the team leader, and to ask specific questions that are not answered with the information from this website. If there are multiple participants in one family or a group, each member must have this phone conversation, which can be a conference call to include all members or individual calls. Please give us:
ACCEPTING OR DECLINING THE INVITATION
After the phone call, the team leaders will either extend an invitation or, if the team is almost full, give a date when an invitation may be possible. When an invitation is extended, it must be accepted or declined within two weeks. If the team is almost full, that time frame will be shorter. If accepting, you must make your non-refundable, non-transferable deposit of $350 immediately to be recognized as a team member by Global Village. Information on how to make a deposit is detailed on this website under that heading.