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How early usually HR informs volunteers about the date of service?

blackhorseblackhorse DKPosts: 3
edited September 2019 in Application Process

Hi everyone, my name is Dauren.

I am from Kazakhstan, and I will be the first volunteer from this country, If I am not mistaken.I heard about Mercy Ships when I was living with my American family. I was excited about the idea of helping people and multicultural crew, and I applied immediately for 4 months.

I was pre-qualified as IS Support Specialist to the Mercy Ships in Dakar in November 2018. During the interview, the IS Manager told me to be ready either in October 2019 or January 2020. It is up to the new ship's arriving. I am working now and I am applying for Master degree this year so I will start next summer my classes. Recently, I've had an offer to get promoted. I just want to plan all of this.

How many months in advance usually HR inform volunteers?

I've texted couple of times for the last 2 months to Rachel-Elise Cairncross, but I've got no feedback yet. In May they told me that I'm in the Talent Pool and I should wait. I know that it is hard to predict everything, but if you have any information, could you please share it with me to get a rough idea what's going on and what to expect. I really want to join to the team.

God bless. Thanks for your help.

There is information about my application below:

Applicant Information

  • DK Karatayev, Talent Pool
  • Application Submitted: 13-Oct-2018
  • Requested Position: IS Support Specialist


With best regards, Dauren Karatayev

Comments

  • CarolineKirchnerCarolineKirchner Posts: 35 ✭✭

    I’m sure Rachel-Elise will contact you soon. You can always call her too at the 800 number for Mercy Ships. Hope that you get things worked out.


    -Caroline K

    former crew member

  • ShelleyModisetteShelleyModisette Operations Senior Staffing Manager Posts: 61 - Current Staff

    Hi Dauren,

    Please be watching your Portal for a message from HR. We definitely understand your need to plan ahead. Thank you for your continued patience as we determine the staffing needs moving into 2020. We appreciate you!

  • blackhorseblackhorse DK Posts: 3

    Ok. I understand that HR's job is not easy. Thank you for you reply.

    I am looking forward to getting this message :-)

  • Hi Dauren,

    Thanks for reaching out!

    I have sent you a message through your Portal account and look forward to connecting with you soon.

  • georessegeoresse Posts: 7

    hello to all the mercyship team. I just read Dauren's story. I was touched a lot because I am in the same case as him I am pre-selected. but I would not like to undergo what he went through. if it's a very difficult service to mercyship. it will be better for meto look elsewhere.sorry mercyship doesn't make me live her. case it is since 2017 that I seek to enter the talent pool. Sorry mercyship make my life easy. georesse ketchemen thank you so much that the lord jesus christ fill your hearts. Please sorry about my English l'm French man

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