Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Call for Applications - Global Xchange Programme


Nine young Pinoys. Nine young British. Six months. Living and working together 24/7. Two countries. Outside your comfort zone. One life-changing experience.

Are you up for it?

Global Xchange gives young people from the Philippines and the UK a unique opportunity to live and work together, develop and share valuable skills, and make practical contributions to disadvantaged communities in both countries faced with challenging situations.

You can be one of the nine Filipino volunteers of the 2008 Global Xchange Programme .

* 18 – 25 years of age (must NOT be younger than 18 or older than 25 between March and September 2008)
* Male or female
* Medically fit to undergo an active 6-month volunteer work
* Completed at least high school or secondary education
* Willing to do fundraising
* Willing to live and work with a British counterpart in a modest accommodation in a host family setting within a disadvantaged community in the Philippines and in the UK
* Flexible, open-minded and with a genuine commitment to learning
* Sensitive to the needs of others and can work within a team
* Can commit a minimum of 6 months (consecutive) to do 3 months of volunteer work in the Philippines and 3 months in the UK, and time to attend preparatory training

The following requirements are downloadable from

* Application Form
* Personal Reference Form
* Professional Reference Form
* Parental Consent Form

Important reminders:

* You can send your Application Form via e-mail to or via fax to 02-3762160. The other requirement s need to be submitted by regular mail at: Global Xchange Programme Secretariat-VSO Bahaginan, Unit 505 Pacific Corporate Center, 131
West Avenue, 1101 Quezon City, Philippines * Please indicate the code (GXP Application – Your Surname) in the subject line of your e-mail or outside the envelope for regular mail

* Personal and professional reference forms should be sent in sealed envelopes
* Please use the cover letter of the reference forms to inform your referee about Global Xchange

Deadline for submission of application is on November 18, 2007. Only applications received on or before the closing date will be screened. Short-listed applicants will be invited to an Assessment Day scheduled in November 28/29, 2007. Training and
fundraising activities start in January 2008. Exchange proper will commence in March 2008.