Volunteer Information | Concordia Language Villages

Volunteer Information

The following information about volunteering is located on the "staff applications" page because a volunteer is selected and accepted using the same rigorous standards as summer staff.


A volunteer is a person who performs hours of service to the Village or Villages without any compensation. Depending on circumstances of the volunteer, housing or meals or both may be provided, for the convenience of Concordia Language Villages. 

A volunteer contributes to the work flow of the Village. A volunteer might:

  • provide manual labor
  • offer expertise through cultural education
  • take part in daily life in the Village, interacting with villagers and employees

Generally, a volunteer has a unique contribution to make in some area of expertise. 

A volunteer does not replace a regular summer employee. 

The volunteer applicant completes an online application, which is similar in content to a summer staff application. As part of the online application process, the applying volunteer provides contact information for two reference writers. 

Former staff members who are in good standing complete the "Volunteer-Former Staff" application. All other would-be volunteers complete the "Volunteer" application. In the list of available staff and volunteer positions, the language precedes the word "volunteer," for example, "French Volunteer" or "Norwegian Volunteer-Former Staff." (In the list, use the arrow at the top to alphabetize.) 

To complete a volunteer application, you must click on "Concordia Language Village Summer Program." Your application has not been submitted until you receive a confirmation number.