Concordia is a charity committed to international volunteering as a means to promoting intercultural understanding and peace. We work in partnership with local not-for-profit organisations, charities, volunteer groups to host international volunteers and support local community projects.
In Brighton and Hove we have been working in partnership with One Church Brighton, Brighton and Hove CityParks, Brighton Permaculture Trust, Patchfest (Friends of Willliam Clarke Park) and Moulsecoomb Primary School.
What does the opportunity involve doing?
Concordia is a charity committed to international volunteering as a means to promoting intercultural understanding and peace.
We’re looking for motivated volunteers to help with leading international volunteer groups on a UK residential project. All you need is one or two weeks spare at some point over the summer, some previous volunteering experience, motivation to work with people from around the world, lots of energy, a willingness to learn/get involved and to come to our two-day preparation training in Sussex. Easy!
In our projects our coordinators will lead either teams of volunteers aged 18+ or younger volunteers aged 15-17. You can let us know what age range you would prefer to work with on your application form.
What induction, training and support is offered?
To apply you need to attend training in Portslade, Brighton on 4th and 5th April 2020.
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 co-ordinate an international group on a community project in the UK.
• Projects range from environmental work to helping to prepare festival sites to working with children. You’ll receive more information about the 2020 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.
Why should I get involved?
• Do something different
• Meet people from all over the world without leaving the UK (cut back your carbon emissions!)
• Improve your leadership skills and learn new skills
• Participate in meaningful community projects
• Looks great on your CV
• Become an active volunteer for Concordia and access other training and future opportunities
• Could help you to get a job or career within the charity/voluntary sector
• When working with teenagers, get more experience in working with youth/youth work
What skills or qualities are needed?
We look for volunteers
-who want to improve their leadership skills and feel confident in being in a leadership position
-with relevant experience either in volunteering and/or leading groups, preferably on residential settings
-motivated, enthusiastic and willing to meet and volunteer with people from all over the world
Deadline for applications
3 Apr 2020
Conservation/gardening/animals DIY/practical volunteering Residential volunteering Volunteering as part of a team