Company : Concordia International Volunteers
Activities: Community Projects / Conservation Projects
Location : 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!
WHAT TYPES OF PROJECTS ARE THERE?
There is a wide range of options to choose from: generally projects fall into the following categories: environmental; construction; renovation; archaeology; agriculture; working with children or youth; social work; working with people with special needs; arts or culture; festival work; and teaching. If you want information about specific projects available now please contact us.
WHO IS CONCORDIA?
Concordia's aim is to encourage international youth exchange as a means of promoting personal development, greater cultural awareness and international understanding.
WHAT ARE INTERNATIONAL VOLUNTEER PROJECTS?
International Volunteer Projects bring together individuals from around the world to participate in two to four week projects. Volunteers work as part of an international team to support community-based initiatives that would not be possible without their help.
WHY DO AN INTERNATIONAL VOLUNTEER PROJECT ABROAD?
To experience different cultures, ideas and beliefs and also share your own...to work alongside local people in local communities, thus gaining a real insight into their country, cultures and traditions...to learn new skills and broaden your horizons...to meet new people and explore new places...to be part of a global movement working towards equality and peace between all people...to make a difference even when you only have a short amount of time to spare.
WHEN TO VOLUNTEER ABROAD?
The main short term programme for the summer, with projects in over 60 countries world wide, is available on our website every year at the end on March. Opportunities are available in winter and spring as well. If you want more information don't hesitate to contact the office.
At this time Concordia only place UK citizens on programs abroad but you can apply through a partner organisation in your home country - www.concordiavolunteers.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2010/01/Volunteer-Sending-Organisations-2012.htm. You can also search other programs on our website which are available to all Nationalities.
HOW TO APPLY
Contact us now to know more about what projects are available now, and as places are filling up fast, so don't wait too long to book your project!
WHAT OUR VOLUNTEER SAY
"I had one of the best 3 weeks of my life. We allhad so much fun and it was interesting to meet and become friends with the people from all around the world."(Rose, social project in Germany)
"I had a brilliant time, I’ve improved my German and made some brilliant friends from all over the world. I can take with me increased confidence, a brilliant experience and a strong desire to lead a camp in the future"(Connor, construction project in Germany)
Projects are available year round but the majority take place between June and September.
Volunteers pay a registration fee of £225 or £250 to Concordia, and fund their own travel and insurance. Board and accommodation is free of charge for most projects in Europe, North America, Japan and South Korea. For projects in Latin America, Asia, Middle East and Africa, volunteers pay an extra fee on arrival of approximately £100 to 200, which covers food and accommodation, as well as funding the programme in the host country.
No specific requirements. Most projects are available to volunteers aged 18+, although there is also a selection of projects for volunteers aged 16 and 17. Volunteers should be motivated and committed to the entire length of the project.