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HABITAT FOR HUMANITY INTERNATIONAL GLOBAL VILLAGE TEAM LEADER MANUAL

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Contents

From the director ......................................................................................................................................................... 3

About Habitat for Humanity......................................................................................................................................... 4

Mission ...................................................................................................................................................................... 4 Vision ........................................................................................................................................................................ 4 Mission principles ...................................................................................................................................................... 4

Our strategic plan ........................................................................................................................................................ 5

Build community impact ............................................................................................................................................ 5 Build sector impact .................................................................................................................................................... 5 Build societal impact.................................................................................................................................................. 6

What is Global Village? ............................................................................................................................................... 7

Global Village staff .................................................................................................................................................... 7

The 7 Mindsets ............................................................................................................................................................. 8

Leading a Global Village team .................................................................................................................................. 10

Terms to know ......................................................................................................................................................... 10 Leading an open Global Village team...................................................................................................................... 10 Leading a closed Global Village team ..................................................................................................................... 11

Trip confirmation ........................................................................................................................................................ 12

Budget ......................................................................................................................................................................... 13

Team leader costs ................................................................................................................................................... 13 Program donation .................................................................................................................................................... 14

Build your open team: Recruiting volunteers .......................................................................................................... 16

The application process .......................................................................................................................................... 16 Setting expectations with applicants........................................................................................................................ 16 Web flyers ............................................................................................................................................................... 16 Promoting your trip (open teams) ............................................................................................................................ 17 Accepting minors on your trip .................................................................................................................................. 17 Orientation packet and T-shirts ............................................................................................................................... 17 Payment procedures: Open teams .......................................................................................................................... 17

Build your closed team: Recruiting volunteers ....................................................................................................... 19

Setting expectations with interested team members ............................................................................................... 19 Registering your volunteers ..................................................................................................................................... 19 Accepting minors on your trip .................................................................................................................................. 19 Recruiting Quick Guide ........................................................................................................................................... 19 Payment procedures ............................................................................................................................................... 19

Final preparations ...................................................................................................................................................... 21

Travel and entry requirements ................................................................................................................................ 21 Trip cancellation insurance ...................................................................................................................................... 21 Health requirements ................................................................................................................................................ 21 Embassy registration ............................................................................................................................................... 21 Payment deadline.................................................................................................................................................... 21 Roster tool ............................................................................................................................................................... 21 Team leader travel expense advance ..................................................................................................................... 22 Final packet and predeparture call .......................................................................................................................... 22

While traveling ............................................................................................................................................................ 23

HABITAT FOR HUMANITY INTERNATIONAL GLOBAL VILLAGE TEAM LEADER MANUAL

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Team dynamics ....................................................................................................................................................... 23

Returning home .......................................................................................................................................................... 24

Evaluations .............................................................................................................................................................. 24 Expense report ........................................................................................................................................................ 24 Re-entry .................................................................................................................................................................. 24

Volunteer code of conduct ........................................................................................................................................ 25

Thank you for your service ....................................................................................................................................... 26

HABITAT FOR HUMANITY INTERNATIONAL GLOBAL VILLAGE TEAM LEADER MANUAL

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From the director

Volunteers have always been at the heart of Habitat for Humanitys work all over

the world. Because of Habitat volunteers hands, hearts and voices and your

leadership a world where everyone has a decent place to live looks possible.

Yes, the need for decent housing is enormous. One in 7 people around the world

lives in a slum. Seventy percent of people lack the proper documentation to the

land on which they live. Millions of people live in constant fear of eviction. The

impact of disasters all over the world gets higher and higher while hundreds of

thousands are forced to flee their home countries because of war. Seeing the

magnitude of the problem, it is easy to feel that efforts to improve lives through

safe, affordable homes are a drop in the ocean. Yet we know that every effort

counts and that, through your st

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