Become a volunteer
Volunteer: a person who turns good intentions into meaningful action; service that transforms the world.
The Armenian Volunteer Corps (AVC) experience is unique in that volunteers are able to decide on the duration of their service, as well as their starting date, for terms ranging from one month to one year. AVC accepts applications on a rolling basis throughout the year, allowing complete flexibility.
Through a comprehensive volunteer application process, the AVC examines applicants’ qualifications and skills and then matches them to available positions. In suggesting job placements to successful applicants, AVC considers the skills and interests of the volunteers, as well as the particular requirements and current needs of the community in which they will be placed.
Short-term placements typically range anywhere from two to three-month terms, allowing just enough time for volunteers to gain a better understanding of Armenia. Volunteers may serve in more than one placement in a variety of projects.
Long-term placements, which range from four months to one year, provide a greater opportunity to build relationships and match one's particular expertise to the needs of a group in Armenia. Long-term volunteers often handle multiple assignments in order to gain exposure to different aspects of Armenian life. Volunteers find that the longer the service term, the greater the effects and benefits of one’s service.
The AVC has relationships with numerous organizations and businesses in Yerevan and other regions of Armenia; therefore the diversity of opportunity is limitless. We strongly recommend volunteers, particularly longer-term volunteers, explore opportunities of living and working outside Yerevan, where the impact of one’s service is much more dramatic. Volunteer placements can be found in the following areas: art institutes, architectural firms, agricultural, business development, community-based organizations, computer training, government structures, international organizations, local NGO’s, law offices, local charities, museums, research, social work, teaching, tourism, universities, youth work, and writing/translations.