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Wednesday December 21st, 2016

UK CO-ORDINATORS NEEDED!

UK CO-ORDINATORS NEEDED!

2016 co-ordinator training

As 2017 arrives, we’re already looking for motivated volunteers to co-ordinate an international volunteer group on our UK projects in the summer. If you’re up for a challenge, enthusiastic about volunteering, want to learn new skills, meet new people and boost your CV, then why not become a Concordia Co-ordinator? We are now recruiting for our  Co-ordinator training weekend taking place on the 11th-12th March 2017. This will prepare you for becoming a project leader of an international volunteer group in the UK during our summer programme.

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Friday December 16th, 2016

NEWSLETTER DECEMBER 2016

NEWSLETTER DECEMBER 2016

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It is the most wonderful time of the year… or at least it’s the time where we stop to reflect and consider how brilliant 2016 has been for us all here at Concordia. It’s also the moment where we get a short chance to breathe and pause before the planning for 2017 kicks off fully in January. 2017 is full of new opportunities for you too, join us as a leader on NCS, volunteer abroad or co-ordinate on our UK programme. 2017 – we are ready for you!

 Fiona , Francesco, Jess, Karen, Suzi & Victor

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Friday November 11th, 2016

NEWSLETTER NOVEMBER 2016

NEWSLETTER NOVEMBER 2016

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November is a chance to have a month of planning. It is the month when we evaluate, plan and organise ourselves, our leaders and our volunteers for the year ahead. We visit UK hosts, go overseas to meet our friends and our colleagues from our two networks and ensure that we are ready. The exception is NCS; where participants and leaders are putting into action all their new skills and completing the autumn programme with awareness raising and a Reindeer Flash Mob.

 Fiona , Francesco, Jess, Karen, Suzi & Victor

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Wednesday November 9th, 2016

Concordia joined the Alliance General Assembly in Petnica – Serbia

Concordia joined the Alliance General Assembly in Petnica – Serbia

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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.

#WeAreTheAlliance

Visit the Alliance Facebook Page here.

 

Wednesday November 9th, 2016

“Human Rights Have No Passport” – Alliance Campaign

 

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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…

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Friday October 7th, 2016

INTERNATIONAL VOLUNTEER PROJECT OF THE WEEK.

INTERNATIONAL VOLUNTEER PROJECT OF THE WEEK.

Marburg“There is a time for departure even when there’s no certain place to go.”

Tennessee Williams

 

Located in the West part Germany, Marburg is well known for its amazing landscape and historical architecture.
The work will consists in various types of environmental tasks such as : field mapping of new trees, planting of rare trees, searching and marking of habitat trees, waters care…
This project is specific by it’s study part, you will have a german class once a day as part of the volunteering project.

 

Friday October 7th, 2016

Newsletter October 2016

Newsletter October 2016

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We know that we often speak of the weather in the beginning of our newsletter, but with the summer officially checking out – how can we not?
Two other people checking out from Concordia this month are Maxime, our MTV volunteer in the office finishing of his 8 month Service Civique with us, and Hannah, our NCS Engagement Coordinator going on new adventures in Catalonia. Summer’s out, autumn is here with more cosy adventures for us, and for our volunteers.

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

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Tuesday October 4th, 2016

Meet Concordia Staff at Kent, Sussex and Brighton University fairs

Meet Concordia Staff at Kent, Sussex and Brighton University fairs

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Come and meet Concordia staff in October and November, we  will be present at the following events:

If you study at Kent, Brighton or Sussex University, it would be great to see you there.

Concordia Volunteers Team

Tuesday September 27th, 2016

JOIN OUR PHOTO COMPETITION 2016 AND WIN AMAZING PRIZES!

JOIN OUR PHOTO COMPETITION 2016 AND WIN AMAZING PRIZES!

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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 outgoing@concordiavolunteers.org.uk

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!

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Friday September 16th, 2016

INTERNATIONAL VOLUNTEER PROJECT OF THE WEEK

INTERNATIONAL VOLUNTEER PROJECT OF THE WEEK

Flower near Hekla“There is a glacier in Iceland, Solheimar, which has retreated a great deal, and every time I go back there and see what’s not there any more, it does something to the heart. It makes you realise it’s possible for a gigantic natural element to just disappear.”

James Balog

 This project is one of our family project, parents can take part in suh project with their children.

This project is located in South of Iceland and will let the volunteers discover a remote part of Iceland a beautiful area surrounded by mountains and glaciers to the north and near the Atlantic Ocean to the south. This project is recommended for nature-lovers.

The volunteers’ work will consist on working in the fields, harvesting and cleaning carrots, eventuelly some environment/construction work in this camp.

 

Learn more and apply here…

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