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

              

What's 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. They also 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.

Volunteer Group Co-ordinator Application Form

Group Co-ordinator Information Booklet 

We make sure you’re ready

To become a Group Co-ordinator you need to attend a weekend training session with Concordia.

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

A rewarding experience

Co-ordinating one of our UK 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. 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. 

“I was looking for an interesting voluntary opportunity to do for my Duke of Edinburgh Gold Residential following the conclusion of my degree but didn’t really want to do the summer camp-type style volunteering. The international volunteering project gave me the opportunity to experience my local area through the eyes of the unknowing once more and the ability to see the weird and wonderful differences between the UK and the rest of the world.” - Oliver Gaen, Group Co-ordinator for Patchfest 2019

NO FEE 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

The list for 2020 will be published in March 2020.