Why Armenia? Why not Armenia?20221128115515

Why Armenia? Why not Armenia?

taniaNovember 28, 20220 comments
“To serve Armenia is to serve civilization” -William Gladstone, Former UK Prime Minister “Why Armenia?” A question often posed...
AVC with a Disability: How I Did It20221117072329

AVC with a Disability: How I Did It

taniaNovember 17, 20220 comments
The lack of an author picture and an “anonymous” byline are neither accidents nor signs of shame. They are meant to convey a message: R...
Success: Establishing the Film Commission20221114132738

Success: Establishing the Film Commission

taniaNovember 14, 20220 comments
Do you remember Eva Minassian? She is an AVC volunteer who was determined to create a film commission to help promote Armenia as a filming destination...
ABCs of AVC20221007121603

ABCs of AVC

taniaOctober 7, 20220 comments
The ABCs of AVC: A Poem by Michael Collins Are you ready to step outside your comfort zone, Bringing your best self to the fore every day? Can you spe...
Emie’s Impactful Volunteering Well Timed20221011072420

Emie’s Impactful Volunteering Well Timed

taniaOctober 11, 20220 comments
It was August 2021, in peak COVID lockdown in Melbourne, Australia, where I sat in my lounge room in silence. I knew I wanted to go to Armenia again. ...
French student does his internship abroad with AVC20220912140129

French student does his internship abroad with AVC

taniaSeptember 12, 20220 comments
Without Armenian roots or knowledge of the language, Adrien Catry journeyed from Lille, France to volunteer with the Armenian Volunteer Corps (AVC) in...
Exposing Adventurous Travelers to Armenia20220831081609

Exposing Adventurous Travelers to Armenia

taniaAugust 31, 20220 comments
After volunteering as an English teacher in Yerevan, AVC alumnus Ric Gazarian (2004) strongly maintained his connections to his ancestral homeland. Fa...
Days of Mourning after Surmalu Explosion20220819134408

Days of Mourning after Surmalu Explosion

taniaAugust 19, 20220 comments
No time is convenient for tragedy to strike, But Yerevantsis got a chance to see what it looks like. Yerevan’s characteristic peace was shattered; A...
“I’ll be back” by Chad Bell20220812064510

“I’ll be back” by Chad Bell

taniaAugust 12, 20220 comments
“I’ll be back.” That’s what I said as I gazed out the window towards the beautiful Armenian landscape and Mt. Ararat. I just finished my month...
Volunteer in your 70s… with your child20220731195829
Here is my Armenian story20220731194139

Here is my Armenian story

taniaJuly 31, 20220 comments
My Armenian story started in 2019, when, wanting to travel after long years of work in Law school, law firms, law department, I booked a hiking trip i...
I Thought I Was Just Passing Through…20220720115502

I Thought I Was Just Passing Through…

taniaJuly 20, 20220 comments
I don’t know how other non-Armenian volunteers learned about AVC or how long it took them to commit to the program, but I discovered AVC several yea...
New Start for Olga in Armenia20220629083425

New Start for Olga in Armenia

taniaJune 29, 20220 comments
Olga Kuzamichёva is not Armenian – she is Russian. Along with her husband and three year old son, Sasha, she left Irkutsk for Yerevan on April ...
Hans met his daughter-in-law’s family in Armenia20220620134711

Hans met his daughter-in-law’s family in Armenia

taniaJune 20, 20220 comments
Hans-Christoph Pocha believes in family and unity. Hans is not an Armenian but he found out about Armenia when his son married an Armenian woman. Hans...
Meet Another ABC of AVC – Mario to Narek20220531134612

Meet Another ABC of AVC – Mario to Narek

taniaMay 31, 20220 comments
“I will teach my kids what it means to be a real Armenian,” says Mario Sanz Gonzalez, a young man of Spanish descent, who himself is taking the f...
Marching, Commemorating and Recycling20220520133915

Marching, Commemorating and Recycling

taniaMay 20, 20220 comments
Armenians recently commemorated another April 24th, bringing with it over a century of pain and anguish for the Armenian people. This day marks the da...
Armenia From The View of a Young Non-Armenian Genocide Studies Researcher20220503173347

Armenia From The View of a Young Non-Armenian Genocide Studies Researcher

taniaMay 3, 20220 comments
People often ask me why I decided to spend three months in Armenia as a researcher. As a volunteer with the Armenain Volunteer Corps, I was placed wit...
5 Reasons To Do A Student Internship in Armenia with AVC20220406102814

5 Reasons To Do A Student Internship in Armenia with AVC

taniaApril 6, 20220 comments
We have all wanted to do a student internship at one point or the other during our college years. Today, we’re here to tell you that Armenia is a de...
Dare to Repatriate in your 40s; This is Tsoleen’s Story20220323071624

Dare to Repatriate in your 40s; This is Tsoleen’s Story

taniaMarch 23, 20220 comments
Since her first visit in 1994, Tsoleen Sarian dreamt of moving to Armenia. Twenty-seven years later, she made that dream a reality when she boarded a ...
Discovering Armenia in the Best Immersive Way20220207090215

Discovering Armenia in the Best Immersive Way

taniaFebruary 7, 20220 comments
“Hametseq” (come in), says Aladdin Shaker to his Armenian guests, priding himself with his progress in learning Armenian. Egyptian by descent,...
Why to Volunteer in Armenia in 202220220108080645

Why to Volunteer in Armenia in 2022

taniaJanuary 8, 20220 comments
Numerous things come to mind when one says Armenia. It is home to the world’s oldest winery. Its capital Yerevan is older than Rome. It’s the firs...
2021 in Review: Let’s Sum up Some Numbers20211228155559

2021 in Review: Let’s Sum up Some Numbers

taniaDecember 28, 20210 comments
Each year we ensure that our volunteers get the experience they desire. We are so confident that we can meet their demands due to our long-lasting par...
Top 5 Excursions of 202120211221165512

Top 5 Excursions of 2021

taniaDecember 21, 20210 comments
Excursions are a good way of discovering the beauty, tastes, and flavors of a country. But few of them can make us feel part of that country after all...
Christmas Magic for Kids by Ardem Tutunjian20211215102017

Christmas Magic for Kids by Ardem Tutunjian

taniaDecember 15, 20210 comments
Ardem Tutunjian, an AVC alum, finishing his respective volunteering with AVC in 2021 returned to Toronto in September. Two months later he decided to ...
Two Job Offers Set Ground for Sarkis’ Repatriation20211210103339

Two Job Offers Set Ground for Sarkis’ Repatriation

taniaDecember 10, 20210 comments
Sarkis Keshichian, an accomplished psychologist, had one goal in mind when he first came to Armenia from Lebanon in 2019 — to find a job to repatria...
Boosting Biomedical Engineering in Armenia20211130122138

Boosting Biomedical Engineering in Armenia

taniaNovember 30, 20210 comments
“I want to establish my own firm in medical informatics and contribute to the Armenian economy,” stated Ara Yeramian, 39, when applying to the AVC...
Compiling Family Tree Puzzle20211115132134

Compiling Family Tree Puzzle

taniaNovember 15, 20210 comments
Two people of Armenian descent, one born and raised in Canada, the other in Argentina, decide to volunteer in Armenia exactly the same year, the same ...
Eva Minassian: Armenia and the Film Industry20211029133754

Eva Minassian: Armenia and the Film Industry

taniaOctober 29, 20210 comments
Eva Minassian, a costume designer from France, decided to come to Armenia to create bridges between Armenia and the film industry abroad. Working in t...
6 Everyday Objects Invented by Armenians20210929114221

6 Everyday Objects Invented by Armenians

taniaSeptember 29, 20210 comments
Throughout its development, the world has seen many inventions. While they aim to facilitate people’s lives, not many of them can be experienced...
Community Service or a Conversation Hub?20210920090817

Community Service or a Conversation Hub?

taniaSeptember 20, 20210 comments
The sun is beaming. Karine is cutting sunflowers, saying she will do it, “Even though Kazakhstan doesn’t allow to hold two passports, I will get A...
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