We are now looking for Co-ordinators for Summer 2019
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 (13th – 14th April 2019).
If you are interested in participating and want to have more information about it please email email@example.com 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.
You’ll make a big contribution. First, we need to ask for a small one.
We ask for a small contribution of £40 towards the training weekend, to cover the cost of the venue, food, which will be provided, materials and staffing. However, 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.
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.
For more information you can also email Francesco Bonini on firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01273 422218.
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