No, you don't need to find a match before your secondment start date. We recommend that you start looking for a project and attend scoping calls with organizations a week before your secondment start date.
In some cases, matches happen after the secondment start date has already passed. If that’s the case for you, be sure to communicate to the host organization representative how much time you have left to dedicate to the project so that the scope can be adjusted accordingly.
The timeline for matching is below:
- Week 1: Request at least 5 introductions in your first 2 days to projects and organizations that are a skills-based match.
- Week 2: Have introduction calls with organizations and either confirm a match or be close to confirming a match.
- Week 3: If not matched within 2 weeks, MovingWorlds will work closely with you in week 3 to facilitate introductions with organizations on our platform, creating a deadline for introduction calls.
- Week 4: If not matched within 3 weeks, PayPal may directly assign you to a Nonprofit.