Program Overview: Robinson Crusoe Island (“RCI” or “Island”) and Island Conservation (non-profit organization) (“NGO”) are looking for individuals with certain skill sets, as more fully detailed below, to apply as volunteer workers (“Volunteers”) on Robinson Crusoe Island for up to thirty (30) days during the period from March 14, 2022 through April 10, 2022. Lenovo Group Limited and/or its subsidiaries (collectively “Lenovo”) is supporting RCI and NGO in their efforts with certain funds and building a state of the art tech space on the Island (the “Lenovo Tech Space”). Volunteers selected by RCI and NGO to participate in the Work for Humankind Program (the “Program”) are expected to continue working their existing day jobs in the Lenovo Tech Space while on the Island in line with the Program. Volunteers may also utilize the Lenovo Tech Space for their volunteer work on the Island. Lenovo is not a part of the Volunteer selection committee and will be released from any liability related with this Program.
Volunteers Overview: RCI and NGO are looking for nine (9) Volunteers with a range of different skills and specialties to volunteer their services for Robinson Crusoe Island and NGO Island Conservation for twenty (20) hours a week, while continuing to work their current jobs remotely from the Island using the Lenovo Tech Space.
If chosen, Volunteers will live on the Island – one of the remotest places on Earth! Flights and accommodations will be provided. However, as a Volunteer, you are required to use your knowledge and/or skills to help support the local community and endangered wildlife for at least twenty (20) hours a week.
Types of Volunteers that RCI and NGO are especially interested in interviewing include, but are not limited to:
No Employment Relationship or Status: Participation in the Work for Humankind Program does not and will not create an employment relationship between the Volunteer and Lenovo, or any of the other parties involved in the Program. By completing this application, each Applicant agrees on behalf of themselves, their heirs, executors, administrators and assigns that the Applicant’s participation in the Work for Humankind Program does not create an employment relationship with, or establish any rights to employment benefits from, Lenovo, the production company involved in organizing, implementing, documenting and/or recording this Program (the “Production Company”), RCI, NGO, or any other entities involved in the Program. Each Applicant acknowledges that Applicant is solely responsible for any tax, social security or other financial or other impact participation in the Program may have on the selected Volunteers.
Application Period: The application period will begin at 11:00 a.m. Greenwich Mean Time (“GMT”) on December 2, 2021 and ends at 11:59 p.m. GMT on December 31, 2021 (the “Application Period”).
Applicant Eligibility: To apply and be considered for one of the nine (9) Volunteer positions in the Work for Humankind Program, you must meet the following requirements:
Program Period: Volunteers must be available to travel and participate in the Program from March 1, 2022 – April 10, 2022 (“Program Period”), of which the period of March 2, 2022 – March 9, 2022 will be a quarantine period in Santiago, Chile (“Chile Quarantine”), the period of March 10, 2022 – March 13, 2022 will be a quarantine period on the Island (“Island Quarantine”), and the period of March 14, 2022 – April 10, 2022 will be the volunteer service time on the Island (“Volunteer Period”). (Note: Quarantine duration and the Program Period are subject to change based on then-current local health guides/legal mandates.)
How To Apply: During the Application Period, applicants (each, an “Applicant” and collectively the “Applicants”) may apply by visiting www.lenovowfh.com (the “Site”) and completing all required information on the application form, including a brief paragraph on what the Applicant would bring to Robinson Crusoe’s community and/or environment and what makes the Applicant the perfect Volunteer for the Work for Humankind Program (in 200 words or less). Applicant must provide a link to their LinkedIn page, or upload a PDF copy of their resume, in order to complete the application (the “Application”). Limit one (1) Application per person. Applications must be in English. Any Application not in compliance with these Terms will be rejected. All Applications must be the sole, original work of the Applicant. Applicants warrant that all information and materials contained in the Application belong to the Applicant, and the Application does not infringe, misappropriate or violate the rights of any third party including, but not limited to, copyright, trademark, or other intellectual property rights, rights of publicity or privacy or defamation, or portrayal in a false light. Any Application not in compliance with the above or that otherwise does not meet the Program requirements will be disqualified. The Applicant must be an individual person and not a group of people or an organization. Automated, script, macro or robotic Applications will be disqualified.
Application Review Process: Eligible Applications will be reviewed by NGO and representatives of the Island (collectively, the “Reviewers”) to determine in their sole discretion the top three (3) Applicants from each of the nine (9) eligible countries based on the qualifications described in their Applications as related to the needs of the Island.
The top three (3) Applicants from each country will be referred to as semi-finalist candidates (“Candidates”) and will be asked to participate in an interview with select Reviewers to take place over a Zoom video chat or such other online meeting platform designated by the Reviewers (the “Interview”). Candidates will be notified in advance via email/phone to schedule the Interview. Reviewers will determine date/time and duration of Interview. Failure of a Candidate to respond within twenty-four (24) hours of notification attempt or failure to participate in the Interview (including on camera video) during the scheduled time will result in the Candidate being disqualified from further review. All eligible Candidates will be evaluated based on their Application and Interview, and one (1) Candidate from each eligible country will be selected as the Volunteer from their eligible country and invited to participate in the Volunteer Opportunity, subject to verification of qualifications.
The selected Candidates (also called the Volunteers) will be notified via email/phone (“Notification”) and will be required to provide additional documents and information to verify their eligibility and willingness to accept a Volunteer position and participate in the Volunteer Opportunity (“Confirmation Documents”). Failure to return the Confirmation Documents within forty-eight (48) hours of receipt thereof will result in disqualification of that Candidate and the Reviewer’s next choice of Candidate from that country may be contacted and offered the Volunteer Opportunity, following the same process.
By participating in the Application process, Applicants/Candidates/Volunteers agree to the Terms and the decisions of the Reviewers, which shall be final and binding in all respects. All semi-finalist Candidates also agree to all portions of the vetting process, including, but not limited to, interviews, a background check, passport verification, psychological evaluation and release of health information (if any). Lenovo, NGO and the Island, through the Production Company and/or other third party vendors, reserve the right to conduct a background check on the Volunteers (subject to local restrictions/limitations), and they reserve the right in their sole discretion to disqualify any potential Volunteer based on the results of such background check, if Production Company determines in its sole discretion that such Volunteer might reflect negatively on the Program. Volunteers must understand that there is limited healthcare on the Island and they must provide a clean bill of health from a licensed healthcare professional prior to departure.
Volunteer Opportunity: During the Program Period, Volunteers will travel to Santiago, Chile and then to Robinson Crusoe Island. During the Volunteer Period on the Island, Volunteers will provide their skills and expertise to help support the local community and endangered wildlife for twenty (20) hours a week during their free time. Volunteers will have access to the Lenovo Tech Space to facilitate their ability to do their current “day jobs” from a “remote office” on the Island during their normal work hours.
The Volunteer Opportunity includes:
Volunteer Requirements: Volunteers are responsible for obtaining travel documents (i.e., Government-Issued ID and “valid passport” valid for at least 6 months beyond stay) as well as travel insurance (and all other forms of insurance), that they may need to obtain for travel (at their own expense) and hereby acknowledge that none of the Program Entities have, nor will, obtain or provide travel insurance for the Volunteer Opportunity. In the event of any unforeseen or force majeure event (including without limitation epidemic, pandemic, communicable, contagious, or infectious disease or public health quarantine that impacts the Program or travel), travel may be unable to take place and the Program and Volunteer Opportunities may be cancelled. Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, Volunteers traveling to Chile (“Travelers”) must adhere to the following Entry and Exit requirements (subject to change depending on local laws):
Per Island requirements, non-Chilean citizens or residents need to obtain a “Mobility Pass” (Pase de Movibilidad), verifying that they have complete a full course of vaccination against COVID-19. The Mobility Pass must be obtained prior to arriving in Chile. Obtaining the Mobility Pass outside of Chile may take 2-3 weeks.
Travelers must complete a 7-day quarantine (subject to change) at a private residence or hotel upon arrival in Santiago, Chile (provided by Lenovo).
Travelers must complete a 3-day quarantine period (subject to change) upon arrival at Robinson Crusoe Island.
Travelers must complete an online form with the Chile Ministry of Health and they will receive a daily health survey from the Chile Ministry of Health for 14 days after arrival. The completion of this daily survey is mandatory.
Travelers (of all ages) will have to present the following three (3) documents when boarding (Failure to do so will result in the inability to board or participate in the Volunteer Opportunity):
NOTICE TO INDIAN RESIDENTS: Indian residents must obtain a visa from the Chilean Consulate thirty (30) days prior to travel at their own cost and expense. The visa must be obtained in person from the Chilean consulate located in either New Delhi or Mumbai, India. The applicant will be required to visit the Consulate in order to submit his/her passport in person. Visa stamping must be done in person and cannot be done by an agent or representative.
IMPORTANT: (subject to change, review applicable rules at the time of Visa application)
Visa applications should be made before the competent consular office, with consular constituency over the state or union territory where the applicant resides.
The Consular Section of Chile in New Delhi is competent for the following States: Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Bihar, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jharkhand, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Punjab, Rajasthan, Sikkim, Tripura, Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal, Chandigarh, Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu, Jammu and Kashmir, Ladakh, Lakshadweep, National Capital Territory of Delhi. It also has competence over Nepal and Bangladesh.
The General Consulate in Mumbai is competent for the following States: Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa, Kerala, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Odisha and Union territories of Andaman & Nicobar Islands and Puducherry.
Travelers departing Chile with a valid Mobility Pass have no restriction from departing Chile.
Travelers departing Chile without a Mobility Pass who are Chilean citizens or residents of Chile, must obtain a permit from the Comisaría Virtual in order to depart Chile. The criteria for these permits are extremely strict, and include cases that may be humanitarian or medical in nature, where the travel is in Chile’s national interest, or where a Traveler is moving to another country. The U.S. Embassy cannot intervene on the behalf of individual cases where a permit is denied to a U.S.-Chilean dual national, or a U.S. citizen resident of Chile. Travelers should provide as much supporting documentation as possible when requesting permits.
General Conditions: As a condition of Application into the Program, all Applicants agree to release the Program Entities, each of their respective agencies, parents, subsidiaries, affiliated companies and each of their respective officers, directors, shareholders, members, employees, agents, assigns, and all others associated with the development and execution of this Program (collectively, the “Released Parties”) from and against any and all liability, claims or actions of any kind whatsoever for injuries, damages, or losses to persons or property which may be sustained in connection with submitting an Application (as applicable) or otherwise participating in any aspect of the Program; the participation in the Volunteer Opportunity; the receipt, use or mis-use of any technology (including any failure of equipment or services provided in the Lenovo Tech Space); or any typographical or other error in these Terms or offering of an Interview of Volunteer Opportunity.
By accepting and participating in the Volunteer Opportunity, each Volunteer represents that such participation complies with the Code of Conduct and other corporate policies of the current employer of such Volunteer. Selected Volunteers may be required to provide written consent from their current employers in order to engage in the Volunteer opportunity. Further, by accepting and participating in the Volunteer Opportunity, each Volunteer grants to the Promotion Entities, permission to use his/her/their name, likeness, biographical information, quotes, voice and other indicia of identification, as well as the contents of his/her/their Application for PR and promotional purposes in any and all media now known or hereafter developed, without any limitation to time, media or jurisdiction, without compensation except where prohibited by law. By applying, each Applicant accepts and agrees to be bound by these Terms and Conditions. In the event of a dispute, Applications will be declared to be made by the person named in the application form, regardless of the authorized account holder of the e-mail address submitted at the time of Application. The Released Parties are not responsible for technical, hardware or software malfunctions, telephone failures of any kind, lost or unavailable network connections, or failed, incorrect, inaccurate, incomplete, garbled or delayed electronic communications, whether caused by the sender, by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in this Program which may limit the ability to participate, or by any human error which may occur in the processing of the Applications in this Program. Applications generated by script or bot are not eligible. Lenovo and NGO reserve the right to cancel, terminate or modify the Program if it cannot be completed as planned for any reason, including but not limited to for infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, technical failures or corruption of any sort or if there are an insufficient number of Applications. In the event that there are an insufficient number of qualified Applicants from a particular country, as determined by the Reviewers, there may be no Candidate or Volunteer selected from that particular country and more than one Candidate or Volunteer selected from another country, in the Reviewers sole discretion.
Further, Reviewers reserve the right in their sole discretion to immediately remove Volunteers from the Volunteer Opportunity and Robinson Crusoe Island at any time if Reviewers believe a Volunteer’s conduct is disruptive, inappropriate, violent, illegal, derogatory of any ethnicity, race, gender, religion, sexual preference, disability or age group, or is obscene or otherwise offensive.
Privacy: Information, including personal data, collected in connection with this Program may be used and retained by the Program Entities in the administration of the Program in accordance with these Terms and Conditions, the privacy notice posted to the Site, and the online privacy statements published at https://www.lenovo.com/us/en/privacy/ and https://www.edelman.co.uk/privacy-policy. Any personal information that you provide in connection with the Program shall be used to run this Program, contact Applicants, and for the other purposes set forth in the privacy statements referenced above, and in conjunction with applicable privacy and data protection laws (including, but not limited to, the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation). Your personal data and additional application information may be transferred across borders and shared with third parties who will support this Program, such as background screening, travel services, and healthcare and insurance providers. Pursuant to any applicable law and the privacy statements referenced above, you have the right to review, correct, amend, and/or delete your personal data. You may also have the right of opposition to the data collection, under certain circumstances. To exercise such rights, you may contact the Program Entities and exercise your data protection rights by following the instructions in the privacy statements referenced above.