Short & Long Term Volunteer Projects

Company : Concordia International Volunteers
Duration: 2 weeks to 1 Year+
Approx Costs: 250 to 500 £ Pound (UK)

We offer volunteer projects from 2 weeks up to 12 months in duration which are aimed at supporting the development of local communities.

Short term projects can last anywhere from 2 weeks in duration whilst medium and long term projects usually last between 1 and 6 months. For projects of up to 12 months in length, we ask that you initially apply for a six month period, with an option of extending if desired.

You can join projects in Europe, Asia, North America, Central America and Africa and get the opportunity to get to know a country and community in depth, and make a sustained, worthwhile contribution to a particular project.

Types of Projects You Could Be Involved With

  • Agricultural
  • Animals
  • Archeology
  • The arts
  • Construction, renovation & manual Work
  • Cultural & social initiatives
  • Educational & teaching
  • Environmental & conservation
  • Festivals
  • Helping to organise volunteering projects 
  • Language, study & translation
  • Sport
  • Working with children, the elderly, refugees or people with disabilities/special needs

More Information

You will usually be placed either individually or with other volunteers, although there may be some involvement with international volunteer groups during the course of the placement. These projects come from community-based initiatives. You’ll learn from living and working in a richly mixed, international group, as well as from the practical work itself.


For this specific program you must be a British resident and aged 16+. If you live outside of the UK please browse more volunteering programs abroad which are open to other nationalities.

Application Cost

We have a set fee of £300, which is charged to every volunteer who wishes to join any of our overseas programmes. It is common to question why a fee is necessary if you are volunteering your efforts, however, costs will be incurred to offer you accommodation, food, in-country transport and support in both the country that you volunteer, and from our UK office. The truth is that the fee you pay only partially covers these costs, and the remainder is covered by us and our overseas partners.

Interested in Participating?

Are you keen to apply or would you like more information? Send us an enquiry today and one of our team will get back to you.

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Concordia International Volunteers Short & Long Term Volunteer Projects Reviews

Fantastic Experience!

I was fortunate enough to take part in the "European Voluntary Service" which I highly recommend. I was able to help out at at international summer youth activity camps, festivals and local community projects in France. This experience will appeal to anyone looking to join a volunteer project overseas which is ethical and who wants to work in teams and help. You really do get to benefit local communities, it is such an inspiring opportunity!

By: Emma
Nationality: British
Age: 25

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