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Join the Blue Sky Build in Mongolia !

banner_blueskybuild-001.pngFrom 28th June to 2nd July 2010, volunteers will join families to build 30 houses in Ulaanbaatar, the capital of Mongolia. The Blue Sky Build 2010 will also celebrate ten years of Habitat building in Mongolia, a decade that has seen more than 1,500 fami-lies enjoy transformed lives thanks to their new, safe and affordable Habitat homes. The Blue Sky Build 2010 will set the scene for the launch of a second decade with an ambitious campaign to significantly increase Habitat's reach. The new goal is to engage volunteers and donors to support the building of 1,000 more homes in just three years, by 2012.

Project Outline
Project Schedule

Blue Sky Build Volunteer Hand Book

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Please review and agree with the below-mentioned points upon applying for the Habitat for Humanity's Blue Sky Build in Mongolia. To apply, please follow the directions on "participation application procedure" located on the bottom of this page.

Participant Requirements:
1. Construction Skills: We do not inquire about participant's construction experience or abilities
2. Age: Any person 18 years of age or older is eligible to participate, and there is no maximum age limit. Those under 20 years of age must either be chaperoned by a guardian (or leader assigned responsibility by child's guardian in writing(*) or participate as a member of a team from a school or other club. *Please contact if you need the HFHJ staff to become a chaperone.
3. Language skills: English Fluency for speaking & writing communication required.
4. All Participants must agree with the following:
? Habitat for Humanity is not a travel agency. Volunteers and Habitat cooperate together to create the Global Village as partners by fulfilling the roles and responsibilities of each other.
? The Global Village program has been developed based on the Habitat's vision "A world where everybody has a decent place to live", and is operated according to the principle of Habitat. Participation in the program means that you respect and accept the vision and policy of Habitat.
? Team's request may not be always fulfilled because it is necessary to keep a balance of a team's demand with the needs and the situation of the hosting country
? All participants must agree and sign the 'Release and Waiver of Liability Form' to participate.

Travel Advisories:
Please visit the sites listed below for overseas travel and visa information.
? Japan Ministry of Foreign Affairs
? Japan US Department of State
? British and Foreign Commonwealth Office
? Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
? Canada Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade
? New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade

Health Management:
Habitat for Humanity International cannot offer specific health advice, and is not in a position to recommend medications and immunizations. Nor do we have any medical requirements for participation in the Global Village program. In these situations, we should always recommend that Global Village team members consult the following websites, as well as their personal physicians, and must determine individually what preventative health measures to take.
? Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare Quarantine Station
? Center for Disease Control Travelers' Health
? British Department of Health
? Travel Health Resource
? World Health Organization (WHO)

Safety Management:
Habitat for Humanity Japan sends to the countries, area and construction sites where they have qualified the safety criteria. We provide orientations in the hosting countries and the volunteers would be working under supervision of the construction professional(s). Also, all participants are mandated to join the recommended medical insurance. However, all those practice doesn't promise the perfect safety. Please note that we may ask you to change the dates or the place of your trip in case of the sudden change in the safety situation of the destination.

* Please review the 'Release and Waiver of Liability Form' and the travel agency for the details.

1. Included in the cost: participation fee, meals, accommodations (7nights, shared 2~3 people room/separated by gender from June 26-July 2), transport (excluding trip participant airfare), medical emergency insurance, team coordination and orientation materials (such as Blue Sky Build T-shirts).
2. Not Included in the cost: trip participant airfare, airport tax, travel insurance, private expenses (incl. R&R activities).

Cancelation Fee:
1. If individual volunteers must cancel...
Regardless of the timing, we cannot refund the registration deposit of ?\50,000 per participant. Cancellation 31-60 days prior to departure will result in a ?\10,000 cancellation fee per participant, in addition to the above mentioned ?\50,000 per participant. Cancellation within 30 days of departure will result in all of your payments being retained by Habitat for Humanity.

2. If HABITAT FOR HUMANITY must cancel...
In case the safety condition worsens in the hosting country or community, Habitat for Humanity will ask the participant to cancel the trip and receive a refund. We cannot compensate you for any other expenses.
* Please note to refer to the travel agent for the terms and policy regarding the travel expenses (air fare and hotel, etc) related to the program participation.

Sign-up procedure:
Application procedure & departure preparation" carefully and send an email to <jrcwp09@habitatjp.org> in order to ask for the volunteer application form.
※ To avoid miscommunication by the technical difficulties, please resubmit the form if you don't hear from us within 5 working days.

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