“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.” 

What is it?

  • A two-day training weekend on preparing to be a group coordinator for Concordia.
  • The training will cover skills from conflict management and intercultural learning to group cooking and team bonding!
  • Once you’ve completed the training you can go on to coordinate an international group on a community project in the UK.
  • Projects range from environmental work, to helping to prepare festival sites or working with children. You’ll receive more information about the project options at the training weekend. For projects with volunteers aged 15-17, we will be able to provide information earlier if you are interested in them.


This training weekend is 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 Coordinator Survival Pack detailing the practical tips and advice covered during training.

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.

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.

We can offer participants free accommodation for the night, however it is very basic. You will be staying in a mixed dorm room, with no showers and sleeping on camp-beds. 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.

Interested in becoming a Group Coordinator? 

Complete the application form and send to [email protected] 

Group Coordinator Application Form

Group Coordinator Volunteer Role Description