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Thursday February 23rd, 2017

SUMMER PROGRAMME 2017 LAUNCH DATE AND EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT

SUMMER PROGRAMME 2017 LAUNCH DATE AND EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT

Summer Programme 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.

Monday January 9th, 2017

PAID POSITIONS ON NCS PROGRAMME 2017

PAID POSITIONS ON NCS PROGRAMME 2017

Concordia is looking for new Wave Leader, Team leaders and Assistant Leaders to join us next summer!

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Concordia is in its 5th year of delivering the National Citizen Service (NCS) on the South Coast of England. We have engaged hundreds of young people by helping to build their skills for work and life when they take part in this amazing national youth programme. The aim of NCS is to enable young people to make a difference to themselves and the local community, whilst experiencing something new. Team Leaders and Team Assistants are crucial to ensure our NCS programme is the best.

So do you think you have what it takes to be a ‘leader’?

 

Wave Leader

A Wave Leader’s role is to lead, inspire and support a team of up to 12 staff, who will be leading a group of 15-17 year olds.  This role is suitable for a dynamic and confident person who has experience of leading groups of people and who is able to both motivate  and support them.

Team Leader

A Team Leader’s role is to lead, inspire and develop a team of fifteen young people on the NCS programme. You need experiences of leading young people (age 15-17) and be able to both motivate and support them. You will also be responsible for up to 2 staff including a Team Assistant and an overseas English speaking volunteer. Residential experience is essential.

Team Assistants

A Team Assistant’s role will work alongside a Team Leader and an International Volunteer to support a team of fifteen young people on their NCS journey. This is perfect if you have little experience, but great passion for working with young people in this demanding role.

 This is an excellent opportunity to be involved in and an exciting programme which has tangible results for the young people involved. The role is demanding and fast-paced but highly rewarding.

All staff who work on the NCS programme must have returned an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) and 2 satisfactory references regarding their suitability to work with young people, prior to starting work with us.

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

Summer 2018 Programme

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