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Volunteer Abroad - Group Volunteering Programme in Europe, Africa, Asia, Latin America

Taking a group of young people to volunteer overseas can change them in all kinds of ways – self-reliance, self-esteem and co-operative skills can all be realised by the right experience.

We work with a variety of organisations including schools, colleges and the Girl Guides Association to give groups of young people the opportunity to find themselves while volunteering on a community project abroad. Our groups are between 10 and 20 people aged from 14 plus.

Our partnerships across the world mean that we have strong group links with countries including VietnamKorea, Iceland, Estonia, India, Italy and Greece

Your group could find yourselves…

  • on an environmental project in Estonia or Greece
  • working with children in Vietnam
  • on an renovation project on Iceland
  • on a reconstruction project in Korea

Supporting you from start to finish

We can help and advise with your selection process as well as run a training programme for your young volunteers.  Concordia will liaise with their partner overseas and recommend a project that meets your brief. We will then organise flights, insurance, health and safety documentation and full itinerary as well as all other administrative tasks such as organising visas. With you will also be a Concordia trained Coordinator that joins you from start to evaluation once returned back in the UK.

All projects come from the non-profit partners that we work with and no two projects are the same giving you a truly unique experience.

How much does it cost?

As a charity we like to keep our costs low. Generally the more people that go, the more cost saving you will make. We can also budget for an included teachers place for every 10 volunteers. Because every project is bespoke, each project will be costed independently.

For more information check out our Adobe_PDF_file_icon_24x24 Group Volunteering folder, email Fiona Callender or call 01273 425513 to discuss your plans. We recommend that you need at least a 6 month build up period for planning and preparation, before your project begins. To read the stories from our volunteers, check out our blog.

NCS Group Volunteering

NCS doesn’t necessary ends after the graduation ceremony. As part of our post-graduate opportunities, Concordia engage our NCS participants and offer them to do a group volunteer programme overseas together with other graduates. Contact us to get more information about NCS Group Volunteering.

What our groups think of Concordia

Concordia have organised four fantastic trips for our students over the last few years, with destinations as diverse as India, Vietnam and Iceland. I continue to be impressed with the dedication and organisation of Concordia. They have a genuine commitment to ensuring that students have a unique volunteering experience and undertake meaning work.On all of the trips and projects that we have worked with Concordia, their support prior, and also during the trip, has been outstanding. The leaders that Concordia sends to accompany the group have been excellent, and any issues have been dealt with swiftly and professionally.”
 – Michelle McGrath, Teacher Esher College

 

Working with Concordia and their international partners on projects overseas, has given our girls the opportunity to “discover and grow” by helping make a difference to communities around the world whilst gaining valuable life skills and promoting cross cultural learning. Girlguiding values empower girls through fun, friendship, challenge and adventure to find their voice, inspiring them to discover the best in themselves and make a positive difference in their community. Working with Concordia has certainly provided the help and support to accomplish these values and we would without doubt warmly recommend working with them to accomplish your goals
 – Girlguiding CYMRU

 

 

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