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Co-ordinating in the UK

We are now looking for Co-ordinators for Summer 2020

Are you looking to do something interesting this summer, improve your leadership skills, meet amazing people from all over the world and give your contribution to a local community project? Then you should become a Concordia Group Co-ordinator!

What is it all about 

Co-ordinating is about helping international volunteers get the most from their experience in the UK. It ensures the smooth running of the project and is as rewarding as it is fun.

On most of our UK projects we need one or two experienced volunteers to represent Concordia and help the project run smoothly. The co-ordinators act as a link between the host organisation, the international volunteers and Concordia. The co-ordinators work alongside the volunteers, and also help the group to organise their day to day living and free time. The co-ordinators manage a budget for food and social activities, to make sure the everyone gets their fair share of work and fun.

Most projects involve volunteers aged 18+, however we are also looking for coordinators to lead groups of international volunteers aged 15-17, so if you are interested in working with this age group please let us know on your application.

Make sure you’re ready

To become a co-ordinator you need to attend a weekend training session with Concordia (Sat 4th to Sun 5th April 2020).

Read here more about the coordinator weekend. 

If you are interested in participating and want to have more information about it please email or call 01273 422218

A rewarding experience

Co-ordinating one of our UK international summer projects gives you the opportunity to work with young people from all over the world, discover new parts of the UK,  improve your leadership skills as well as managing logistics, budgets and supporting residential projects.  Also, at the end of the project we provide a certificate of attendance and it could be a way of getting a reference from Concordia for your future applications for employment. Read here what our past coordinators say about their experience.

Cost end expenses

NO FEE to join the training

During the Concordia will provide food for lunch and refreshments on Saturday and Sunday and you will have to budget for your own dinner on Saturday night.

Concordia can offer free accommodation for Saturday night which is very basic. If you want, you can look for alternative accommodations. there is plenty of hostels and cheap accommodations in Brighton.

If you go on to successfully co-ordinate a project we will cover your travel costs, not only for the project but for the training weekend too. All co-ordinators join the project for free as all food and accommodation costs are covered.

List of projects available

You can read here more information on the projects that were available in 2019. The list for 2020 will be published in March 2020.

How to apply

If you would like to know more about co-ordinating a UK project simply download and have a read through ourAdobe_PDF_file_icon_24x24 Co-ordinator Booklet.

If you’d like to apply, please complete the Word-icon Co-ordinator Application form and return the form to Concordia at

For more information you can also email Francesco Bonini on  or call 01273 422218.


Additional opportunities

Once you have co-ordinated a project in the UK, you may have the opportunity to co-ordinate on of our groups overseas– sometimes at short notice.


“Having been a volunteer 7 times I thought it was about time to take some responsibility and be the focus for a group of volunteers! It was easier than I expected in some ways (keeping the group together, ensuring everyone was happy with social activities etc) but harder in others (keeping motivation up and coping with constant questions!) Overall it was a great learning experience- I feel a huge sense of achievement for having co-ordinated a group of very different people, doing a great job and showing them that England is the best! It was exhausting, but that didn’t matter and all my volunteers said I was a great co-ordinator. Would I do it again? Quite possibly…”

Louise Treves Co-ordinator

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