Leaving sunny Southern California for another taste of Armenia20240419195206

Leaving sunny Southern California for another taste of Armenia

taniaApril 19, 20240 comments
I was originally scheduled to stay in Armenia for a month, that was back in August of 2023. I left sunny Southern California for another taste of Arme...
Exploring Gyumri: A Cultural Journey20240327112745

Exploring Gyumri: A Cultural Journey

taniaMarch 27, 20240 comments
My name is Lise, and I spent six months on a Service Civique in Gyumri, Armenia through the Armenian Volunteer Corps. The adaptation upon arrival was ...
Continuing the Story: Navigating Armenia Through AVC20240320105846

Continuing the Story: Navigating Armenia Through AVC

taniaMarch 20, 20240 comments
Read the first part of Brian Kamajian’s story here   “AVC is the quintessential organization for someone seeking to get involved in Armen...
From Cultural Reawakening to Activism20240229174349

From Cultural Reawakening to Activism

taniaFebruary 29, 20240 comments
Nyiri Karakas, a Canadian-Armenian with a background in political science, public policy, and acting, embarked on a transformative journey to Armenia,...
From Anxiety to Bliss: How Volunteering in Yerevan Restored My Spirit20240208105712

From Anxiety to Bliss: How Volunteering in Yerevan Restored My Spirit

taniaFebruary 8, 20240 comments
I arrived in Yerevan in October of 2023 broken, exhausted, and filled with anxiety to the brim. The ethnical cleansing in Artsakh, followed by the fir...
Finding Future, Joy, and Soul: My Armenia Chronicles20240117144246

Finding Future, Joy, and Soul: My Armenia Chronicles

taniaJanuary 17, 20240 comments
Imagine a Metro Station.  Picture this for a moment: the dark sundry tunnels of the Garegin Nzhdeh metro. If you have never been to Yerevan, or even ...
Two Torontonians Making a Difference in Armenia20231226144214

Two Torontonians Making a Difference in Armenia

taniaDecember 26, 20230 comments
With its rich history and vibrant culture, Armenia has always held a special place in the hearts of its diaspora. For Rosa Safarian and Goharik Mirzai...
A Journey of Reconnection in Armenia with the AVC20231130094803

A Journey of Reconnection in Armenia with the AVC

taniaNovember 30, 20230 comments
I was exhausted on the evening of my fifth day in Yerevan. I had spent the entire day indoors, so despite my fatigue, I motivated myself to attend a s...
Bringing a Unique Perspective to Armenia20231120145824

Bringing a Unique Perspective to Armenia

taniaNovember 20, 20230 comments
In the vibrant and culturally rich city of Yerevan, Logan Brosius found a unique platform to shine at the Armenian State University of Economics (ASUE...
Healing Hearts and Minds in Armenia20231031191739

Healing Hearts and Minds in Armenia

taniaOctober 31, 20230 comments
Making a Significant Leap as an AVC Volunteer   After living in Armenia for several years, I decided to extend my stay and contribute as a volunt...
Continuing My Volunteering Journey with AVC20231026130910

Continuing My Volunteering Journey with AVC

taniaOctober 26, 20230 comments
Embarking on the second phase of my volunteer journey with the Armenian Volunteer Corps (AVC), I’ve found that my passion for Armenia and my des...
Eight Stories of Making a Difference During and After the 2020 Artsakh War20230927072859

Eight Stories of Making a Difference During and After the 2020 Artsakh War

taniaSeptember 27, 20230 comments
In the wake of the 2020 Artsakh War, the Armenian nation has encountered mounting challenges, placing us at a pivotal juncture in the annals of Armeni...
Aline’s Unwavering Dedication to Armenia’s Future20230926071053

Aline’s Unwavering Dedication to Armenia’s Future

taniaSeptember 26, 20230 comments
We at AVC take pride in connecting passionate volunteers with opportunities to contribute to Armenia’s progress; we also love sharing their stor...
The Ideal Destination for Student Internships20230824145412

The Ideal Destination for Student Internships

taniaAugust 24, 20230 comments
Are you an international student seeking a meaningful and fulfilling internship abroad? Look no further than Armenia! Nestled in the heart of the Cauc...
7 Human Rights Internships in Armenia20230803135207

7 Human Rights Internships in Armenia

Embarking on a journey to make a meaningful impact in the world of human rights and social justice is a powerful endeavor. Luckily, Armenia offers num...
Sheila’s Extended Stay as a Retired Volunteer20230731163631

Sheila’s Extended Stay as a Retired Volunteer

taniaJuly 31, 20230 comments
In June 2022, after a long flight from California, I found myself standing at Zvartnots Airport in Yerevan, ready to embark on a one-year volunteer jo...
Armenia: Unveiling Ancient Treasures20230613114155

Armenia: Unveiling Ancient Treasures

taniaJune 13, 20230 comments
Armenia? Where is that?   This was my first thought when in the summer of 2011 we started our family holiday to Israel in the old city of Jerusal...
Health Concerns and Using Insurance as an AVC Volunteer20230613073813

Health Concerns and Using Insurance as an AVC Volunteer

taniaJune 13, 20230 comments
If you stay at home for the most part for 3 years during a pandemic, then get on a crowded airplane from Chicago to Europe, there’s a chance that yo...
Leaving? Come Back Anytime!20230613065236

Leaving? Come Back Anytime!

taniaJune 13, 20230 comments
An Unforgettable Journey with AVC I was newly retired and wanted a safe, productive, and fun adventure, so I checked out AVC’s website and signed up...
Take the Plunge to Volunteer in Armenia20230530062944

Take the Plunge to Volunteer in Armenia

As the granddaughter of genocide survivors who later migrated to Uruguay (the first country to recognize the Armenian genocide), I’ve always been pr...
Her Birthday Gift: A Ticket to Armenia20230524091724

Her Birthday Gift: A Ticket to Armenia

taniaMay 24, 20230 comments
In celebration of her 50th birthday, Analía decided to give herself a unique and meaningful gift—a chance to volunteer in her ancestral homeland. A...
365 Days Around the Araratian Sun20230524085141

365 Days Around the Araratian Sun

taniaMay 24, 20230 comments
A Journey to Armenia: Dreams, Legends, and Reality June 17, 2012 – Air France Flight-1060 departs Charles-De-Gaulle en route to Zvartnots. A 29-year...
Cultural Exchange in Armenia20230505143235

Cultural Exchange in Armenia

taniaMay 5, 20230 comments
Choosing a New Path About a year ago, facing a crossroads in my professional life, I decided to do something that I knew most of my friends and cowork...
Journey of a Volunteer With AVC20230505135045

Journey of a Volunteer With AVC

taniaMay 5, 20230 comments
From Armenia to Europe: A Volunteer’s Journey Happily back in Yerevan after almost two weeks of traveling, I never imagined volunteering with AV...
Taking the Leap as an AVC Volunteer20230505080658

Taking the Leap as an AVC Volunteer

taniaMay 5, 20230 comments
When joining AVC, one of my greatest concerns had been that the job site placements are assigned only after arriving in Armenia. As an avid traveler...
Silva Bedian Knew Age wasn’t a Factor to Volunteer20230331155407

Silva Bedian Knew Age wasn’t a Factor to Volunteer

taniaMarch 31, 20230 comments
We at Armenian Volunteer Corps have welcomed over 1,100 volunteers from around the world since 2005. Even though people of all walks of life have alwa...
Armenia was a Love at First Sight20230316110733

Armenia was a Love at First Sight

Volunteering in Armenia was one of the most inspiring experiences I have ever had. Volunteering after about 20 years of working for a salary is an abs...
Being a Retiree Shouldn’t Restrain You from Volunteering20230224120351

Being a Retiree Shouldn’t Restrain You from Volunteering

taniaFebruary 24, 20230 comments
My husband and I retired recently and decided to spend a few months in Armenia. As Diasporan Armenians, we have visited Armenia many times, but only o...
Joining Us Was “ճակատագիր” (Fate) For This “ABC of AVC”20230215130414

Joining Us Was “ճակատագիր” (Fate) For This “ABC of AVC”

Why live in Armenia and learn Armenian, if you are not Armenian  Dr. Stacey Vorster is one of AVC’s newest ABCs (Armenian by Choice). Stacey never...
Short but Meaningful: My Story in Armenia20230125111826

Short but Meaningful: My Story in Armenia

taniaJanuary 25, 20230 comments
I came to Armenia by chance. When I graduated from school, my knowledge of this country was only in books. But when my classmates asked me if I wanted...
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