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Tuesday March 28th, 2017
As of today, 27th March, Stephanie Maurel has taken over from Rob Orme as CEO of Concordia.
Stephanie joins Concordia after a 20 year career spanning both the commercial and charity sector. Much of her commercial career was spent working in the automotive sector both in the UK and abroad concentrating on marketing and financial efficiency including responsibility for pricing. The second half was spent as a civil servant within Sport England, where she held a series of leadership positions including being responsible for ‘People’ – coaches, volunteers, the paid staff and apprentices across the sport and physical activity sector. As a trustee for two charity boards she enjoys giving her time as a volunteer and is also very active as a trained mentor within various networks.
On the personal side home is in north Kent and Stephanie is married with two boys; a nine and 11 year-old. She is keen on most outdoor sports, especially playing hockey and running as well as rambling and visiting old properties.
Stephanie is thrilled to be taking on the role of CEO at Concordia and is joining the charity at a very exciting time. She is looking forward to building on the solid foundations that are already in place.
Monday March 6th, 2017
DAY OF INTERNATIONAL VOLUNTEERING – FREE WORKSHOPS
1st APRIL 2017 At SUSSEX UNIVERSITY, FALMER CAMPUS, FALMER HOUSE, CAFÉ AREA – ROOM 76 From 11:00 to 16:00
What is it?
Concordia would like to offer the students at Sussex and Brighton University the opportunity to join a series of workshops related to international volunteering to share with you our experience and launch our new volunteering programme for summer 2017.
What workshops are available on the day?
11:00 11:30 Concordia presentation about our 2017 International Volunteering programme
11:30 12: 30 Workshop 1: ‘Breaking Gender Stereotypes’
12:30 13:30 Workshop 2: ‘No Hate Speech Campaign’
14:00 15:00 Workshop 3: ‘How to travel safely overseas’
15:00 16:00 Workshop 4: ‘How to become a good leader’
During the day there will also be an information table about Concordia’s programmes and you can come anytime during the day to ask us any questions you might have.
Want to join in?
Participation is Free and you can join as many workshops as you like during the day.
You can register for the event online here: https://goo.gl/forms/JOzm3TtQG1Riwors1
You can also contact Concordia via email on firstname.lastname@example.org or call us on 01273 422218 to register your interest and book a place on any workshop.
Thursday February 23rd, 2017
The new programme will be launched online on 13th March 2017.
There will be over 1500 projects to choose from and we recommend applying as soon as possible once the programme is live, as places tend to go fast.
PROGRAMME LAUNCH EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT
If you apply for a project between 13th March and 22nd March included, you can be part of our Early Bird offer and get £40 off your project fee (so you pay £230 instead of £270) . From 23rd March the fee will be back to normal.
If you want to be notified as soon as the programme is launched, sign up to our newsletter here to receive a reminder as soon as the new programme is live.
Contact us for more information.
Wednesday November 9th, 2016
A wonderful 34th General Assemby has just finished! More than 60 delegates from Alliance member organisations from 2nd to 6th November have shared their vision for the future of the International Voluntary Service movement and have discussed innovative proposal with a deeply participatory approach: solidarity actions, campaigns for gender equality, sustainability and inclusion, strategic initiatives for the development of International Voluntary Service are just few of the innovations introduced at this assembly. Thank you to Mladi Istrazivaci Srbije for the wonderful hospitality and congratulations to newly elected Executive Committee.
Wednesday November 9th, 2016
Thursday 20th October was the day of the Global Human Rights Week – Raising Peace Campaign dedicated to the Rights of Migrants and Refugees, an issue that has become a priority for Alliance organisations during 2016. Here is a message from Mattia LOLLI president of the Alliance, on this occasion and published on 20/10/2016,.
“In the last years an increasing number of people around the world had to leave their home and community, because of wars, conflicts, extreme poverty, lack of opportunities but also natural and environmental disasters linked to climate change. This phenomenon took the shape of a real humanitarian crisis in Europe, where in 2015 more than 3.700 persons died while trying to cross the Mediterranean Sea, according to the numbers of the International Organization for Migration (IOM). In this dramatic context, we see intolerance and xenophobia…
Tuesday October 4th, 2016
Come and meet Concordia staff in October and November, we will be present at the following events:
- 25th October – Work and Study Abroad Fair at Kent University
- 2nd November – Sussex and Brighton University Careers Fair
- 14th November – Sussex University – presentation and Q&A about international volunteering.
If you study at Kent, Brighton or Sussex University, it would be great to see you there.
Concordia Volunteers Team
Tuesday September 27th, 2016
We want to see your ‘Concordia volunteer experience’ in a picture. We are looking for dynamic pictures of volunteers in a variety of roles and settings. Also, Join our #1000stories social media campaign! We are collecting this year’s volunteers’ experiences. Include your story with your pictures and let future volunteers know about your experiences! Send it to email@example.com
Prizes for the best three pictures will include:
1st – Free project registration or £50 worth of vouchers
2nd – 40% discount on your project registration
3rd – 20% discount on your project registration
The best pictures will also be used on our website, in our newsletters and for promotional material!
Read more to see the competition rules. (more…)
Thursday June 2nd, 2016
Now is the best time to get involved with Concordia. Why? Because from today Thursday 2nd June and during the next seven days, we will give all volunteers applying for a volunteer project abroad £40 off all our registration fees. We think it’s a great way to say thank you to all of you who want to get involved in volunteering overseas and to join the celebration of Volunteers’ Week which has just started! The offer will end on Thursday 9th July at 5pm.
So, don’t miss out, we would love to have you on board!
Thursday June 2nd, 2016
Places are still available for our North South Preparation day on the 11th June 2016.
Every year Concordia offers a preparation day for all volunteers interested in joining an international volunteer project in Africa, Asia and Latin America.
The day will explore issues such as health and safety, cultural awareness, relations between North and South, living conditions and development. There will also be the opportunity to talk to volunteers who have been to the countries within our North South programme.
If you haven’t made up your mind yet about the project, this day is also a good chance for all those who simply want to know more about the North South Programme.
It is possible to apply for the preparation day only, with the possibility to apply for a project afterwards.
Book your place now – limited places available, first-come first-served basis.