Concordia Volunteers

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For my first volunteering project overseas I decided to go with Concordia as they seemed like a good organisation. I was not disappointed in choosing them; from the very beginning, before I even started the project they were on hand to answer any of my questions, which were many. They fully supported me before, during and even after I finished the volunteer project. This was great as I would join this project in the middle of my 10 month trip around Asia and I needed to know certain details before I left for my trip.

For the volunteer project itself, I went to Mongolia to help out at the farm at a local orphanage, we spent most of our days helping out at the eco-farm. I have to say it was one of the highlights of my 10 month travel. I made many friends which I still keep in contact with and even visited afterwards, and I felt like I actually did make a difference to the project. The highlight was planning and carrying out an activities day with the kids and just generally working on the farm.

I will definitely volunteer again in the future and when I do I will not hesitate to contact Concordia again.

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Posted: April 13, 2015
Overall:
9
Support:
10
Value:
7
By: Lorivic
Age:
31

I have participated in or coordinated nineteen different international volunteer projects in thirteen different countries organised by Concordia and its partner organisations since 2000. Concordia has always been very well-organised in arranging the projects and has been thorough in providing support / asking for feedback before, during and after the projects. For example, before being project coordinator I received training and was visited by Concordia staff during the projects which I was coordinating. Its website is very easy to use both for finding out information about and booking places on projects; I have always heard back quickly when placement on projects has been made. I recommend Concordia enthusiastically to all considering undertaking volunteer work.

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Posted: April 12, 2015
Overall:
10
Support:
10
Value:
10
By: barney
Age:
38

Concordia volunteers are a great organisation. I went to Nepal through them in 2011. Since then I have volunteered with them in the UK and am going to South Korea this year through them. The staff are so supportive and everyone volunteering in a developing country must go on a training day to ensure that they are fully briefed on their experience before going. The staff cannot do enough to help volunteers and work so hard to make sure that volunteering overseas is ethical, safe and meaningful. The projects are very affordable and as they are a charity you know that all the fees are going back into improving the service. Going to Nepal was an amazing experience and Concordia made sure I was fully prepared including making sure I had a hostel booked when I arrived and was picked up from the airport. I lived and volunteered in an orphanage in the Himalayas and can honestly say that it was a life changing and amazing experience. I would recommend overseas volunteering and Concordia volunteers to everyone.

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Posted: March 29, 2015
Overall:
10
Support:
10
Value:
10
Age:
35

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