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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 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 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.

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.

 

 

Tuesday December 5th, 2017

PHOTO COMPETITION WINNER 2017

PHOTO COMPETITION WINNER 2017


In the spirit of celebrating International Volunteering Day, I am pleased to announce our winners of the Photo Competition 2017…

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Thursday May 11th, 2017

Volunteers wanted for EVS projects

Volunteers wanted for EVS projects

Volunteer in Europe fully funded with Concordia and EVS programme

We will publish here the EVS projects currently available through Concordia. If no project is available on this page, check our EVS handbook for more information on how to look for more EVS projects.

Long term volunteering (9 months of service) in Romania  “Intercultural European Heritage” from 15.09.2018 until 15.06.2019

More information on the project here. To apply for the role, please contact Giuliana on Giuliana.bracciali@concordiavolunteers.org.uk or call on 01273 422-218. Deadline  Friday 18th August 2018

  • Must be British resident
  • Aged between 18-30 years old
  • Some experience of working with young people
  • Be open minded and flexible

 

Tuesday March 28th, 2017

WELCOME TO OUR NEW CEO!

WELCOME TO OUR NEW CEO!

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.

Thursday June 2nd, 2016

NORTH SOUTH TRAINING IN JUNE – PLACES STILL AVAILABLE

NORTH SOUTH TRAINING IN JUNE – PLACES STILL AVAILABLE

NORTH SOUTH PREP JUNE 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.

 

Friday April 8th, 2016

NEWSLETTER APRIL 2016

NEWSLETTER APRIL 2016

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We are officially live!

April is, and always has been, the month of activity. As the days are getting longer (and a little bit warmer!), we are working hard to ensure that volunteers, from the UK as well as overseas, are finding a volunteer project for this summer. I hope that it’s OK to use the words of NCS (make sure to read about their first #MeetUp late last month further down!), and state that we are in for a summer of a lifetime. Enjoy our April Newsletter!

 Fiona, Aisha, Francesco, Hannah, Karen, Maxime, Suzi & Victor

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Wednesday March 23rd, 2016

SUMMER PROGRAMME LIVE NOW! 1500 PROJECTS!

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Want to volunteer, travel the world and meet like minded people?

Finally our new summer programme is available online with more than 1500 volunteer projects worldwide!

There is a huge variety of volunteering activities available: construction, renovation, environmental, but also social, working with children, arts, teaching, archaeology and more.

Visit now our online database and choose the right project for you.

Now is the best time to apply! What are you waiting for?

 

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