Volunteering Why volunteer Change the World Volunteering on a project can enable you to change the world! Concordia offers many different types of project – for example, volunteers can participate in cultural, renovation or environmental projects, all based on initiatives developed by the communities in which they take place. In many cases, these initiatives would not be fulfilled were it not for the volunteers sent by organisations such as Concordia. Depending on the project, groups of volunteers are often embedded in the local community, working alongside community members. In return, the community will often provide accommodation and activities for the volunteers in their free time. Crucially, it is volunteering rather than simply fundraising that is at the heart of all these initiatives, to enable both volunteers and communities to broaden their horizons, create international friendships and act as a catalyst for greater social and community involvement. See our projects List of useful links to resources on the impact of volunteering: Discover Corps - 50 inspirational quotes about volunteering UN Development Programme - Article about the importance of volunteering TEDx Talk - Inspirational talk on traveling and volunteering Find out more about our global campaigns and initiatives and how you can support them.