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UK Volunteer Project Co-ordinators - Summer 2017 with Concordia

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About this volunteering opportunity

Co-ordinating is about helping volunteers get the most from their experience. It ensures the smooth running of the project and is 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. The co-ordinators manage a budget for food and social activities, to make sure the everyone gets their fair share of work and fun.

About this organisation

Concordia is part of an International Alliance of volunteer organisations. We send volunteers to community-based projects all over the world, as well as receiving international volunteers on projects here in the UK. We’re recruiting now for UK Volunteer Project Co-ordinators for summer 2017. If you’re up for a challenge, have some volunteer experience, want to learn new skills, meet new people and boost your CV, then get in touch. Our 2017 Co-ordinator training weekend is on 11-12th March.

Induction, training and support offered with this opportunity

To become a co-ordinator you need to attend a training weekend. The training weekend is in the spring and runs from Saturday morning to Sunday late afternoon on March 11-12th 2017. The weekend is informal but covers everything from the day to day running of the projects through to conflict resolution and promoting cultural awareness.

Before and during the project you'll have support from the UK Volunteer Programme Co-ordinator.

Skills or experience needed for this opportunity

- Have some previous volunteer experience
- Experience of working in another culture or with people from another culture
- Have plenty of energy and enthusiasm
- Good communication skills
- Able to organise a basic budget and plan food and social activities
- Good organisation skills
- Good problem solving skills and can stay calm under pressure
- Any foreign language skills are useful, but not essential. All co-ordinators must speak excellent English.

 

 


The contact person for this opportunity is Suzi Lamb, none entered

  • Expenses are paid for this opportunity.
  • This opportunity is NOT fully wheelchair accessible.
  • Assistance with childcare is NOT available for this opportunity.

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