Concordia will be running a 2 day training course on in Spring 2020 (Sat 4th -Sun 5th April 2020) to train group coordinators for UK international projects.
Where: The training weekend will take place in our office in Portslade, near Brighton.
There is NO FEE to join the training – we only need your commitment and motivation!
Food: Concordia will provide lunch and refreshments for all participants on Saturday and Sunday. For dinner you will have to pay for your own food and, if you want to, we would propose to all go together for a pub meal in Brighton.
Accommodation: we can offer participants free accommodation for the night – this is very basic (mixed dorm room, no showers and sleeping on camp-beds; please bring your roll mat and sleeping bag). If you want to find different accommodation, please let us know and we can recommend a nice friendly hostel in Brighton at very reasonable prices.
Travel expenses: Participants who go on to co-ordinate a project for Concordia will have their travel expenses reimbursed at the end of the project, both those to reach the coordinator training and the actual project.
Travel expenses are paid within the UK only – we do not reimburse for flights to the UK.
Why: These training weekends are a fun way of getting lots of practical advice on leading a project, as well as gaining useful information on group dynamics, cultural awareness, conflict resolution, budgeting, health and safety and cooking for large numbers! All co-ordinators receive a comprehensive ‘co-ordinator survival pack’ detailing the practical tips and advice covered during training and much more…
Most importantly though, the weekend provides an excellent opportunity to meet and chat with other experienced volunteers and co-ordinators in an informal setting.
“The Co-ordinator training was informative, thorough and fun. At the end of the weekend, I felt confident I could lead a project and deal with any problems that arose.” – Coordinator training weekend participant.
How to apply
If you would like to know more about co-ordinating a UK project simply download and have a read through our Co-ordinator Booklet.