About : Why
As a post-Soviet country, Armenia is at a turning point in its history. For decades, while other countries and cultures were globalizing, Armenia's borders were closed to the outside world. Now, as a sovereign state, Armenia has the opportunity to integrate with the rest of the world. Volunteers of diverse ages and backgrounds from all over the world will encourage interaction and the sharing of values and customs, something Armenia has missed out on for far too long.
Volunteering is integral to the building of robust civil societies in Armenia and elsewhere. Each volunteer’s service will enhance the empowerment of Armenia’s citizens and the strengthening of its communities. Thus, the Armenian Volunteer Corps welcomes as volunteers all persons who are willing to contribute their time and energy to Armenia’s future.
Armenia is one of the most ancient countries in the world with a millennial history. For centuries, this small and proud nation has struggled for survival between the crushing influences of neighboring and distant Empires. Despite seemingly insurmountable challenges, not least of which was the Armenian Genocide of 1915, which destroyed two-thirds of the population of Historic Armenia and dispersed survivors throughout the world, Armenia has managed to survive and return to the path of western culture and values.