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Who We Are

Supporting to Thrive since 1943

Concordia is a charity based in Sussex, United Kingdom, but we're connected to the global community – we work with partners and people from all over the world. All our projects impact empowering youth or cultivating cross cultural experiences - whether they are within the UK or across the world. We do this by working with local communities delivering programmes that respond to local needs.
Concordia was founded in 1943 to recruit volunteer labour to encourage peace and reconciliation in the aftermath of the Second World War. Since then, Concordia has supported over three-quarters of a million people to undertake incredible programmes that support local communities all over the world.

Our work as a charity supplies three core services: Concordia Youth Action, International Volunteering, and the Seasonal Workers Programme. Although all our programmes vary, they are all motivated by our desire to make the world a better place.

Turtle conservation at a beach

Our vision, mission & values 

In an often unstable world, it can be difficult for people to develop the skills and expertise to thrive. Our varied programmes give people from different backgrounds the opportunity to discover new skills, places, people, opportunities and experiences, that they would otherwise not have explored. As a partner of the National Skills Builder Programme, our programmes improve our service user's transferable skills that boost their self-confidence.

teenagers having a bbq for NCS


We are part of a global community – we work with partners and people from all over the world. However, we always support local projects - whether they are just up the road from us or on the other side of the world.



We ensure that we only deliver ethical and impactful programmes that truly work for our participants. We campaign for change in the unethical practices that can exist in the sectors we work in. 

People crowding over camera for volunteering group photo


We value collaborative practices – working with partners who can support us to deliver the best possible programmes we can. Working together is always our preferred way of getting things done.

International Volunteering Group Photo

Our Strategy

Concordia is continually striving to support more people, more effectively to develop skills and gain experiences.


We are always looking for opportunities to develop and expand our programmes. We aim to create and deliver impactful programmes that respond to local needs & support people to gain skills, work experience or employment opportunities. 

Interested in Supporting Us?

You can take at a look at how your donation goes a long way to improve the experiences of people across the globe with our three core services.

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