Every project applicant who successfully passes the project application task stage but does not make the project team is automatically added to the project reserve (back up) list.
If you're added to a reserve list, we'll email you if a vacancy becomes available within the project team for any reason.
For roles that do not require community members to complete a project application task (eg copy editors), all applicants are automatically added to the reserve list if they're not initially selected for the project team.
Unfortunately we can't guarantee that you won't be on a reserve list for a few projects at the same time due to the number of people in the J+ Community. However, we aim to give everyone an equal opportunity to join projects, so if you have been on a reserve list for 3+ consecutive projects you'll be given priority over others when you apply to join a project team.