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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…

Friday September 9th, 2016

INTERNATIONAL VOLUNTEER PROJECT OF THE WEEK

INTERNATIONAL VOLUNTEER PROJECT OF THE WEEK

Dar Es Salaam Skyline“Creativity is the power to connect the seemingly unconnected.”

William Plomer
In the outskirt of Dar Es Salaam, many different cultures are mixing up as Tanzania regroups about 125 distinct ethnic groups.
The project mainly focuses in connecting Tanzanian and the host who are from different cultural, religious, geographic and socio-economic backgrounds. To do so the volunteers will meet various people trough a very different types of activites; from workshops, debates, and discussions to cooking or art classes.

Friday September 9th, 2016

NEWSLETTER SEPTEMBER 2016

NEWSLETTER SEPTEMBER 2016

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During the summer we’ve seen volunteers out in good and bad weather, making a real impact in their community and taking a leading role within the groups they are in. We’ve seen groups taking shape, going from strangers to best friends and seen the real impact volunteering can have, both in the volunteers themselves and the surroundings they’re in. 

We’ve said it before and don’t mind saying it again – we can’t do what we do without the great engagement of our volunteers, coordinators, NCS leaders & assistants & MTV’s. Thank you!

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

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Friday September 2nd, 2016

INTERNATIONAL VOLUNTEER PROJECT OF THE WEEK

INTERNATIONAL VOLUNTEER PROJECT OF THE WEEK

Kupinik - Kupinovo“Archeology and ecology can go hand in hand.”

Carlos Salinas de Gortari

In a region deserted since the Iron Age, some ruins and remains of the past civilisations helped historians locate an extraordinary rich cultural and historical background. The first excavations started three years ago and after two iteration of the project the results were very positive.

The volunteers will continue the work from the previous work in the area. They will be led a a local archeologist on what it could be the first conservation works on the Kupinik Fortress since it was destroyed.

Learn more and apply here…

Thursday August 25th, 2016

NCS Engagement Coordinator

NCS Engagement Coordinator

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We are recruiting an NCS Engagement Coordinator

The Engagement Coordinator ensures the successful recruitment of young people onto Concordia’s NCS programme (National Citizen Services) their retention and plays a lead role in the delivery. The post holder will work in close collaboration with colleagues and key partners whilst leading the local engagement of young people through schools, colleges etc.

The successful applicant will have experience of managing young people on residential projects including experience of working directly with 16-17 year olds such as youth work, as well as experience in promoting programmes to young people, dealing with health and safety on ‘residentials’ with young people, delivering training and excellent communication skills. Flexibility to work some evenings and occasional weekends and a full driving licence are also important.

With the expansion of our NCS programme there are good opportunities for the postholder to develop in this role. Concordia is a registered charity whose aim is to provide quality opportunities for volunteering, work experience, education and training. We are a local delivery partner for NCS in West Sussex.

Full details available in the attached job description and person specification.

Please apply by submitting a cover letter, CV and Application form after downloading the full job description, person specification and by 9am on Monday 19th September 2016 to fiona@concordiavolunteers.org.uk

 Interviews: Monday 26th September

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