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Concordia is a charity committed to international volunteering as a means to promoting intercultural understanding and peace.

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We support hundreds of people to have amazing international volunteer experiences all around the world and when you take part in a volunteering project through Concordia, you can be sure you’ll be making a real difference to a community, and to yourself. For 70 years now, we’ve provided volunteering and work opportunities overseas and here in the UK. Today we work with 80 like minded, non-profit partner organisations from 60 countries, to offer medium and short term community volunteering, around the world. A selection of projects is available for teenagers aged 16 and 17. Types of international volunteer projects include conservation, restoration, archaeology, construction, arts, children’s play-schemes and teaching.

Projects last for 2-4 weeks with the main season from June to September. Volunteers pay a registration fee between £225 and £250 and fund their own travel and insurance.

Board and accommodation is free of charge for projects in Europe, North America, Japan and South Korea. For projects in Latin America, Asia, Middle East and Africa volunteer pay an extra on arrival fee of approx. £150/200 that covers food and accommodation, as well as funding the programme in the country.

"Fantastic. One of the best, and certainly one of the most memorable two weeks of my life". (Joe, volunteer in Estonia)

"It was one of the best experiences of my life and I will think about different aspects of my time there for the rest of my life!" (Joanna, social project in India,)

 

Contact Details

Address:

19 North Street

Portslade

BN41 1DH


Telephone 1: 01273 422218

Fax: 01273 421182

Website: www.concordiavolunteers.org.uk

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ConcordiaVolunteers

Twitter: https://twitter.com/ConcordiaVol

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Projects by this Organisation

  • Volunteer abroad on an art project

    Volunteer abroad on an art project

    You could be working on a collective art project or organising workshops, from music to painting, drama, photography, filming and so on. The level of skills required varies greatly, from very basic to highly skilled. Sometimes volunteers are asked to teach children basic art skills. Other times they contribute to the organisation of an art related event with the aim of involving people in the life of the community or raising awareness on specific issues

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  • Volunteer abroad on a social project

    Volunteer abroad on a social project

    Volunteers might help look after people with learning or physical disabilities, or people in later life. Or you could be organising leisure activities for children and teenagers on a summer camp; some projects are also organised in orphanages, drop in centres or schools. This area can be highly rewarding if you have a keen interest in working with people.

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  • Volunteer abroad on a festival project

    Volunteer abroad on a festival project

    Over the summer many local communities, especially in Europe, tend to organise small festivals to celebrate events, anniversaries and local traditions. Volunteers often play key roles, setting up, welcoming visitors, and dismantling afterwards. It can be hard work with long hours, but also exciting and rewarding, with the chance to get involved in the activities, workshops and events.

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  • Volunteer abroad on a renovation or construction project

    Volunteer abroad on a renovation or construction project

    Many projects in our programme involve renovating or constructing buildings and infrastructure important for the life of a community. Tasks might involve renovating an old school, helping convert old buildings into social centres, or restoring old castles or historical buildings.

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  • Volunteer abroad in Japan

    Volunteer abroad in Japan

    Japan is not just a country where you will find tons of skyscrapers, it is also a place where very isolated communities needs the help of International Volunteers to galvanize their area! So do not hesitate to get involved either on a environmental project, on a local festival or a youth center, the population is waiting for you!

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  • Volunteer abroad in Nepal

    Volunteer abroad in Nepal

    Volunteering in Nepal will give you a great opportunity to work among the local community to protect children's rights, to restore schools, to raise awareness regarding health issues... Along with a group of International Volunteers, you will have the chance to make a difference, so do not hesitate and get involved!

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  • Volunteer abroad in Morocco

    Volunteer abroad in Morocco

    Volunteering in Morocco will give you the chance to work on environmental project, as well as working with disadvantaged or disabled kids, teaching languages or participating on traditional music festivals. Local communities are waiting for you!

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  • Volunteer abroad in Czech Republic

    Volunteer abroad in Czech Republic

    You want to help organic farms, to contribute to the protection of a National Park, to look after elderly people? Or you want to work in a center dedicated to disable kids, or renovate a castle, then our projects in Czech Republic are for you!

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  • Volunteer abroad in Thailand

    Volunteer abroad in Thailand

    Thailand is not just a beautiful country, it is also a place that needs the support of International Volunteers! There, you will have the chance to teach languages to kids, to renovate temples, to work in organic farms ... If you want to do more than just traveling, then do not hesitate to apply!

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  • Volunteer abroad in Iceland

    Volunteer abroad in Iceland

    You want to give your support to an organic farm, to create a trail in a forest or to help at a traditional festival while enjoying a breathtaking landscape, then choose Iceland to go on a volunteering experience for this summer!

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  • Volunteer abroad in India

    Volunteer abroad in India

    India has a lot to offer in terms of volunteering! Why not going this year on a project to support a local school in Dharamsala or to learn about meditation in Kundapur?

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  • Volunteer abroad in Indonesia

    Volunteer abroad in Indonesia

    Indonesia is not just a natural paradise, it is also a place that needs the love of international volunteers. Either you chose to protect elephants or to teach school to isolated kids, your experience will be unbelievable!

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  • Volunteer abroad in Tanzania

    Volunteer abroad in Tanzania

    In Tanzania, you will have the opportunity to get involved in different activities including construction and fencing work for schools, child caring in orphanages, discussions or awareness activities on socio-economic challenges. It is time to go for one of those challenges!

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  • Volunteer abroad in Spain

    Volunteer abroad in Spain

    If you chose Spain for your international volunteering project, you won't just enjoy weather and landscapes, you would also be part of archeological excavations, street performances or nature protection activities! So take your fan and go for it!

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  • Volunteer abroad in Italy

    Volunteer abroad in Italy

    Italy is waiting for you for some amazing volunteering projects this year ! Renovating a cultural centre, working in National Parks and Reserves, helping set up a Faire-trade festival, you just have to pick one !

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  • Volunteer abroad in Mexico

    Volunteer abroad in Mexico

    This year, Mexico needs your volunteering enthusiasm to protect turtles, as well as working with sick children or helping organic farms! Do not hesitate and join one of our many projects and enjoy this opportunity!

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  • Volunteer abroad in Germany

    Volunteer abroad in Germany

    In Germany you would have the opportunity to learn more about the Holocaust, to help maintaining the beautiful landscape of the Black Forest or to be part of the mud Olympics! So do not hesitate and take part of an amazing experience this summer!

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  • Volunteer abroad on a teaching project

    Volunteer abroad on a teaching project

    Each year many projects are organised that involve teaching activities, for example, teaching art skills, teaching English and other languages, raising awareness on specific issues, teaching or discussing a specific topic or subject. These projects usually don't require to have a qualification, however volunteers should have a strong interest in working with children and youth, have knowledge of the subject or language thought during the project and be ready to use their imagination and initiative to create opportunities for learning in and dialogue.

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  • Volunteer abroad on environmental and conservation projects

    Volunteer abroad on environmental and conservation projects

    A huge selection of these projects involves conservation or environmental work, covering general conservation management in national parks and reserves, creating new walking paths, cleaning vegetation from riverbanks and beaches, creating habitats for wildlife, as well as raising awareness on environmental issues, recycling and sustainable development, amongst local communities and schools. Some projects might involve conservation work with sea turtles, especially in Latin America.

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  • Volunteer abroad in France

    Volunteer abroad in France

    What about volunteering in France and working on an excavation site and ruins of a castle, helping with the organisation of a Celtic music festival, learning about masonery and eco-construction or doing some environmental work?

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  • International Volunteer Projects abroad with Concordia

    International Volunteer Projects abroad with Concordia

    Concordia is a charity committed to international volunteering as a means to promoting intercultural understanding and peace. When you take part in a volunteering project through Concordia, you can be sure you’ll be making a real difference to a community, and to yourself. For 70 years now, we’ve provided volunteering and work opportunities overseas and here in the UK. Today we work with 80 like minded, non-profit partner organisations from 60 countries, to offer medium and short term community volunteering, around the world.

    View Project