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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.

Thursday March 29th, 2018

CONCORDIA SPRING NEWSLETTER

CONCORDIA SPRING NEWSLETTER

In this newsletter, we give you insight into the peak months bringing you up to speed on the National Citizen Programme, the preparations made for the UK summer programme 2018, and finally, we take you behind the scenes of the technical meeting with international partners hosted in Brno.

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Friday March 16th, 2018

NCS Beach Clean-Up 17th March – Postponed

NCS Beach Clean-Up 17th March – Postponed

Following Yellow weather warnings for Snow and Ice in the Worthing area tomorrow, we have taken the decision to postpone the Worthing Beach Clean-up, due to take place from 11am on Saturday 17th March.

A new date will be confirmed soon.

 

 

Monday January 22nd, 2018

FUN & GIANT GAMES AT NCS MEET UP EVENT

FUN & GIANT GAMES AT NCS MEET UP EVENT

60 students from the Worthing & Adur areas attended the first Concordia NCS Meet Up event on Friday 19th January. This was the first chance for those signed up to the Summer 2018 NCS programme to meet others signed up, as well as meeting some of the NCS staff.

As well as an intro to NCS, the young people played some retro giant games, kindly donated for the evening by local events team Vintage Garden Games.

Some impressive skills were on display with tough competition to be the Giant Jenga champion, and the Connect Four knock out tournament was fiercely contested!

There are still plenty of places on the Summer NCS programme, but they are filling up fast, so if you’re interested in joining us for 4 weeks from July 2nd or July 31st for an action packed summer check out www.ncsyes.co.uk or email ncs.admin@concordiavolunteers.org.uk

If you’d like to join us as a member of staff over the summer, we’re recruiting now! Read more and download an application form on our NCS leader’s page .

 

 

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