About Us Our impact Our Impact Concordia is committed to improving local communities globally through sustainable and beneficial volunteer projects. We are focused on what different communities need support with, ensuring that our goals are aligned with the individuals or groups in need. Once volunteers return home, they have the opportunity to lead a volunteer project both here in the UK or abroad. Some members of the Volunteer Team in the Concordia office were previously Concordia volunteers themselves. In addition, we have taken on interns from the University of Brighton and the University of Sussex who have gone on to be permanent full-time staff in our Brighton office. The experiences you have as a volunteer provide you with invaluable transferable skills. Not only do we make a positive difference in other countries, we also are deeply invested in the well-being of our local communities. Concordia’s delivery of the NCS programme in Sussex has helped to improve the lives of many young people. Across Summer and Autumn 2020, 143 young people took part in our Keep Doing Good and Moving Forward NCS programmes. Alongside making life-long friendships and having fun, the young people have now gained new skills and improved their self-confidence. Concordia Youth Action was also launched in 2020, who completed 124 hours of volunteer work in a matter of months. Soon after came the Wellbeing Programme. We continue to work as part of the International Voluntary Service (IVS Movement). Concordia and our partners quickly adapted to online workshops and volunteering, after global lockdowns took over. In 2020, we had 49 people participate in online volunteer projects that covered topics from climate change to international cooking. We were also able to safely send one volunteer to Southern France in July. The Global Travel Fund was created, motivated by our desire for every single young person to experience the thrill of traveling abroad, discovering exciting new places and people. In addition to volunteer work, we are involved with the IVS Movement’s campaigns for global justice and equity, such as: Freedom of Movement, Climate Justice, Raising Peace & Soil Protection.