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Friday December 16th, 2016

NEWSLETTER DECEMBER 2016

NEWSLETTER DECEMBER 2016

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It is the most wonderful time of the year… or at least it’s the time where we stop to reflect and consider how brilliant 2016 has been for us all here at Concordia. It’s also the moment where we get a short chance to breathe and pause before the planning for 2017 kicks off fully in January. 2017 is full of new opportunities for you too, join us as a leader on NCS, volunteer abroad or co-ordinate on our UK programme. 2017 – we are ready for you!

 Fiona , Francesco, Jess, Karen, Suzi & Victor

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Friday November 11th, 2016

NEWSLETTER NOVEMBER 2016

NEWSLETTER NOVEMBER 2016

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November is a chance to have a month of planning. It is the month when we evaluate, plan and organise ourselves, our leaders and our volunteers for the year ahead. We visit UK hosts, go overseas to meet our friends and our colleagues from our two networks and ensure that we are ready. The exception is NCS; where participants and leaders are putting into action all their new skills and completing the autumn programme with awareness raising and a Reindeer Flash Mob.

 Fiona , Francesco, Jess, Karen, Suzi & Victor

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Friday October 7th, 2016

Newsletter October 2016

Newsletter October 2016

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We know that we often speak of the weather in the beginning of our newsletter, but with the summer officially checking out – how can we not?
Two other people checking out from Concordia this month are Maxime, our MTV volunteer in the office finishing of his 8 month Service Civique with us, and Hannah, our NCS Engagement Coordinator going on new adventures in Catalonia. Summer’s out, autumn is here with more cosy adventures for us, and for our volunteers.

 Fiona, Suzi, Francesco, Hannah, Karen, Maxime & Victor

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Friday September 9th, 2016

NEWSLETTER SEPTEMBER 2016

NEWSLETTER SEPTEMBER 2016

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During the summer we’ve seen volunteers out in good and bad weather, making a real impact in their community and taking a leading role within the groups they are in. We’ve seen groups taking shape, going from strangers to best friends and seen the real impact volunteering can have, both in the volunteers themselves and the surroundings they’re in. 

We’ve said it before and don’t mind saying it again – we can’t do what we do without the great engagement of our volunteers, coordinators, NCS leaders & assistants & MTV’s. Thank you!

 Fiona, Suzi, Francesco, Hannah, Karen, Maxime & Victor

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Friday August 5th, 2016

NEWSLETTER AUGUST 2016

NEWSLETTER AUGUST 2016

 

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I always say that any commitment, may it be volunteering, residential or just going away for a day, goes in three stages; the honeymoon (a stage flowing of milk and honey), the challenging stage (can be compared to a Tuesday on a long week), and the making peace stage where you realise that you made new friends, gained new knowledge and are dreading the day you have to separate.

Whether this is correct, I leave it to you to decide.  However I hope that after the amount of residentials and projects we been running through July and August, I believe we are  one step closer to an answer.

Fiona, Suzi, Francesco, Hannah, Karen, Maxime & Victor

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Friday July 8th, 2016

NEWSLETTER JULY 2016

NEWSLETTER JULY 2016

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July is an intense month for Concordia. Many volunteers have gone to their projects overseas, many more are preparing to go and we also have several last minute opportunities not to miss. Our UK programme is in full swing and lots of international volunteers are arriving to the UK. Finally NCS has started! And lots of young people in the UK are now engaging with this life changing programme.
So lots going on for Concordia this month! And we will tell you all about it in this new newsletter, starting with a few thoughts about the results of the latest referendum, which make our work all the more important. 

Fiona, Suzi, Francesco, Hannah, Karen, Maxime & Victor

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Friday June 10th, 2016

NEWSLETTER JUNE 2016

NEWSLETTER JUNE 2016

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How can you describe the experience of volunteering and engagement to someone who never tried it? The feeling when you are starting to pack the bag; the first step on your journey or the moment right before you about to meet the group for the very first time? Regardless of whether you join our UK programme; go on NCS with our newly trained leaders or have decided to go overseas with us this summer, you are sure to come back with new perspectives and hopefully an answer to why volunteering is a must at least once in your life.

Fiona, Suzi, Francesco, Hannah, Karen, Maxime & Victor

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Thursday June 2nd, 2016

NORTH SOUTH TRAINING IN JUNE – PLACES STILL AVAILABLE

NORTH SOUTH TRAINING IN JUNE – PLACES STILL AVAILABLE

NORTH SOUTH PREP JUNE 2016

Places are still available for our North South Preparation day on the 11th June 2016.

Every year Concordia offers a preparation day for all volunteers interested in joining an international volunteer project in Africa, Asia and Latin America.

The day will explore issues such as health and safety, cultural awareness, relations between North and South, living conditions and development. There will also be the opportunity to talk to volunteers who have been to the countries within our North South programme.

If you haven’t made up your mind yet about the project, this day is also a good chance for all those who simply want to know more about the North South Programme.

It is possible to apply for the preparation day only, with the possibility to apply for a project afterwards.

Book your place now – limited places available, first-come first-served basis.

 

Friday May 6th, 2016

NEWSLETTER MAY 2016

NEWSLETTER MAY 2016

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Dear Friends,

May is the month when we are doing most of our visits to the summer project sites.  In this newsletter, you  can read about the pre-visit for our group volunteering team that’s going to Iceland & the whereabouts of our UK Co-ordinator Suzi together with a spotlight on Manjushri, one of our projects in the lake district. To finish this months newsletter off, we have a great opportunity for all our NCS graduates who want to continue their journey with us this summer. 

Fiona, Suzi, Francesco, Hannah, Karen, Maxime & Victor

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Friday April 8th, 2016

NEWSLETTER APRIL 2016

NEWSLETTER APRIL 2016

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We are officially live!

April is, and always has been, the month of activity. As the days are getting longer (and a little bit warmer!), we are working hard to ensure that volunteers, from the UK as well as overseas, are finding a volunteer project for this summer. I hope that it’s OK to use the words of NCS (make sure to read about their first #MeetUp late last month further down!), and state that we are in for a summer of a lifetime. Enjoy our April Newsletter!

 Fiona, Aisha, Francesco, Hannah, Karen, Maxime, Suzi & Victor

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