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Wednesday December 5th, 2018

HAPPY INTERNATIONAL VOLUNTEERING DAY

“A very rewarding experience, unlike anything I’ve done before.  A brilliant way to travel, discover more about myself and help make a difference. “

The international volunteering day might be a weird concept, as every day is a day for international volunteering. Every day do we do our best to deliver a volunteering programme that gives every individual a chance to go abroad and join a movement which engages thousands of people every year. Every day, together with our long-term friends in our networks, are we continue seeking out local communities ready to become the ground for an international movement joining together to work on important topics and support local causes.

Today we are saying thank you to all our volunteers, but we are every day grateful for the work you do!

Monday November 26th, 2018

GROUP VOLUNTEERING IN NEPAL; AN AMAZING EXPERIENCE FOR STAFF AND STUDENTS ALIKE

GROUP VOLUNTEERING IN NEPAL; AN AMAZING EXPERIENCE FOR STAFF AND STUDENTS ALIKE

“The trips are an amazing experience for staff and students alike. You get to experience a country and its culture through doing something good for others – which helps you to understand a place and its people more fully and not through the eyes of a tourist. Concordia’s personal and professional approach to organising these trips means that they are worry free for even the most conscientious of leaders. The trips can be whatever you want them to be but no matter what you choose they ultimately achieve the most important thing with regards to students’ development; to help them become well-rounded and open-minded adults, and this outcome is worth more than any education they receive at college.”

Together with the students from Esher College, we joined our partner in Nepal on the ongoing post-earthquake relief work in the hills of Kathmandu. It was a project taking the students far out from their comfort zone and modern comfortabilities, but also to an experience of a lifetime which will be with them for a long time! The group mustered through the monsoon rain, the repetitive diet of Dal Bhat, and added true value to a project far away from the beaten tourist tracks.

We are happy to have volunteers such as these joining our Group Volunteering Programme, and we would be surprised if this would be the last we see of them!

Thursday November 15th, 2018

NEW 2019 COORDINATOR TRAINING DATES ANNOUNCED

NEW 2019 COORDINATOR TRAINING DATES ANNOUNCED

Would you like to become one of our Concordia Group Coordinators during the summer of 2019 and lead an international team of volunteers on one of our projects in the UK?

Then join our Coordinator Training on 13th-14th April 2019.

Read more information here about the Coordinator role and how to apply.

If you have any questions please call Francesco Bonini on 01273 42218 or email incoming@concordiavolunteers.org.uk

 

 

 

Friday July 27th, 2018

“There is an immeasurable distance between late and too late”

“There is an immeasurable distance between late and too late”

This is your last chance to sign up to volunteer this summer! To help you a little further, we are dropping our fees by half for those 6 carefully handpicked projects until Sunday, 5th August. This means that you will receive £150 cash back!

We believe those community-driven projects are fantastic for culture exchange and meeting new international people as well as being beneficial to the local community. When you volunteer in one of them, you will be visiting the off the beaten track giving you a real feel of the country and making your travel experience a whole more meaningful.

Hurry as there’s only one place reserved in each project!

Projects available:
1- Location: Germany. Code: IBG 38. Dates: 18/08 – 1/09
2- Location: Spain. Code: ESDA-2018. Dates: 10/08 – 24/08
3- Location: France. Code: CONCF-015. Dates: 06/09 – 27/09
4- Location: Italy.Code: LUNAR 23. Dates: 22/08 – 5/09
5- Location: Germany. Code: ijgd 28328. Dates: 31/08 – 22/09
6- Location: France. Code: SJ/YE96. Dates: 27/08 – 16/09

 

Terms and conditions

  • No additional discounts can be applied on this offer
  • If you decide to cancel after application has been accepted, you will lose your entire project fee less £35 no-refundable administration charges
  • It is not possible to change the projects once your application is submitted. If you have any question regarding the projects, please contact us on info@concordiavolunteers.org.uk
  • Places will be allocated on first come first served basis

 

Thursday July 5th, 2018

LAST MINUTE: COORDINATOR URGENTLY NEEDED FOR UK PROJECT IN AUGUST

LAST MINUTE: COORDINATOR URGENTLY NEEDED FOR UK PROJECT IN AUGUST

Concordia urgently needs a Coordinator to lead a group of international volunteers from 15th August to 29th August  in a residential project in Midhurst, West Sussex

The group will consist of volunteers from Italy, France, China and Vietnam supporting a local community festival called “Madhurst”. Read here more about the project.
If you are available for the dates of the project, have any relevant experience, especially leading groups, volunteering abroad or in your local community, download an application pack by following the links below.

 

Download the application pack 

Coordinator Booklet – read this document for more information about coordinator role

Coordinator Application form 

Please include your CV with your application and send it AS SOON AS POSSIBLE to Francesco@concordiavolunteers.org.uk by Friday 13th July.

Thursday June 14th, 2018

WORLD CUP 2018 COMPETITION

WORLD CUP 2018 COMPETITION

You might have heard of a little thing happening in Russia this summer called World Cup…

The international games spirit might give you the itch to visit other countries and meet people from around the world. Volunteering abroad could just be the answer to that!

All you have to do is go to our Facebook page or Instagram account  and comment who is going to be the winner on the “Match of the day” post, and you can win £40 off from your administration fee. If you guess right, you will receive the discount to apply for any international volunteering project.

The first “Match of the day” is going to be today Russia X Saudi Arabia: who do think is going to win?

And don’t worry if don’t guess right on the first time, there’s going to be daily opportunities for you to guess until the 28th June.

 

Good luck!

 

Terms and conditions:

  • Comments on the post must be made before the match starts
  • Any comments made during or after will be disregarded
  • Only one discount can be applied per project. No multiple discounts are allowed.
  • Discount will expire at the end of 2018

Tuesday June 5th, 2018

COORDINATOR URGENTLY NEEDED FOR TEEN PROJECT IN JULY

COORDINATOR URGENTLY NEEDED FOR TEEN PROJECT IN JULY

Concordia urgently needs a Coordinator to lead a group of international teenagers from 1st July to 9th July in a residential project near Brighton.

The group will consist of volunteers aged 16- and 17 and will help Rock Farm maintain and develop their local community farm. Rock Farm grows produce on six acres of community land in West Sussex, offering access to horticultural therapy and community gardening for a range of volunteers and vulnerable groups.
How to join in?

If you have experience working with teenagers and you are interested in applying, please contact us as soon as possible by Thursday 14th June or download an application pack by following the links below.

Coordinator Booklet

Coordinator Application form – the form includes details of the ROCK FARM project.

Please include your CV with your application and send it to Francesco@concordiavolunteers.org.uk by Monday 11th June.

There is a training day organised for the 16th June in Brighton – please let us know  in your application  if you can make this date.

Thursday May 10th, 2018

YOUTH EXCHANGE SWEDEN 2018

YOUTH EXCHANGE SWEDEN 2018

Wanting to get more out your summer?

Concordia is offering an inspirational co-hosted youth exchange between Concordia and PeaceWorks Sweden. This means a great opportunity for anyone looking for something different to do this summer – free of charge.

To register your interest, either as a participant or leader, please contact Victor here.

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Wednesday April 25th, 2018

STAFF NEEDED

Concordia is looking for a new staff member to join their vibrant volunteering team

NCS Delivery Manager- Portslade

 Salary: NJC 30- 34  £26,822 pro rata

Hours: Full time- Currently until November 2019 with possible extension depending on the NCS contract

The National Citizen Service (NCS) is a flagship government programme that gives 15 – 17 year olds the chance to learn new skills and get involved in their communities. Concordia is a local delivery partner in West Sussex and delivers the NCS programme in the summer and autumn seasons.

We need a energetic person to manage Concordia’s NCS programme ensuring a high level of service is provided to staff and young people who take part on the programme.

If you think you can make a positive impact to our NCS programme and want a challenging and fulfilling role, you may be just the person we are looking for. Come and join the Concordia team to help keep this programme amazing.

Applicants must have excellent administrative, communication and managerial skills and lots of motivation. A willingness to work some evenings and weekends is a must. There will be some travel but primarily you will be  office based

NCS Delivery Manager

NCS Delivery Manager application

Please send your completed application form and a current CV to: fiona@concordiavolunteers.org.uk

The closing date for applications is Thursday 17th May 2018

Interviews will be held at Concordia’s office in Portslade on Wednesday 23rd May 2018

Safeguarding Statement

Concordia is committed to safeguarding and protecting the young people that we work with. As such, all posts are subject to a safer recruitment process, including the disclosure of criminal records and vetting checks. We ensure that we have a range of policies and procedures in place which promote safeguarding and safer working practice across our programmes.

We expect all staff and post holders to share this commitment to safeguarding by ensuring compliance with our policies and practices.

Employment Screening

Only applicants who have the right to work in the UK or have a valid visa or work permit for a minimum of 6 months at the time of application will be considered for this role.

Tuesday April 24th, 2018

GROUP COORDINATORS PLACES STILL AVAILABLE!

GROUP COORDINATORS PLACES STILL AVAILABLE!

Would you like to improve your leadership skills and give a contribution to a community project in the UK this summer?

Would you like to meet and make friends with like-minded people from all over the world?

If so, you might be interested in applying for one of our last few places available for Group Coordinators on our UK  international projects running in July and August.

Find out more about what it is all about here.

For more information you can also email incoming@concordiavolunteers.org.uk or call 01273 422218.

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