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Armenia was a love at first sight20230316110733
Armenia was a love at first sight
March 16, 2023
Volunteering in Armenia was one of the most inspiring experiences I have ever had. Volunteering after about 20 years of worki...
Being a retiree shouldn’t restrain you from volunteering20230224120351
Being a retiree shouldn’t restrain you from volunteering
February 24, 2023
My husband and I retired recently and decided to spend a few months in Armenia. As Diasporan Armenians, we have visited Armen...
Joining us was “ճակատագիր” (fate) for this “ABC of AVC”20230215130414
Joining us was “ճակատագիր” (fate) for this “ABC of AVC”
February 15, 2023
Why live in Armenia and learn Armenian, if you are not Armenian Dr. Stacey Vorster is one of AVC’s newest ABCs (Armenian...
Short but meaningful: My story in Armenia20230125111826
Short but meaningful: My story in Armenia
January 25, 2023
I came to Armenia by chance. When I graduated from school, my knowledge of this country was only in books. But when my classm...
Life lessons and genuine people in Armenia20230116084141
Life lessons and genuine people in Armenia
January 16, 2023
A warm welcome from Armenians reconciled my language barrier The decision to come to Armenia was on my mind for quite some ti...
Teaching German in Armenian villages during his retirement20230110134711
Teaching German in Armenian villages during his retirement
January 10, 2023
Age is not an obstacle to volunteering When Hans-Christopher Pocha, a 66-year-old participant from Germany retired from his p...
Why Armenia? Why not Armenia?20221128115515
Why Armenia? Why not Armenia?
November 28, 2022
“To serve Armenia is to serve civilization” -William Gladstone, Former UK Prime Minister “Why Armenia?̶...
AVC with a Disability: How I Did It20221117072329
AVC with a Disability: How I Did It
November 17, 2022
The lack of an author picture and an “anonymous” byline are neither accidents nor signs of shame. They are meant ...
Success: Establishing the Film Commission20221114132738
Success: Establishing the Film Commission
November 14, 2022
Do you remember Eva Minassian? She is an AVC volunteer who was determined to create a film commission to help promote Armenia...
ABCs of AVC20221007121603
ABCs of AVC
October 7, 2022
The ABCs of AVC: A Poem by Michael Collins Are you ready to step outside your comfort zone, Bringing your best self to the fo...
Emie’s Impactful Volunteering Well Timed20221011072420
Emie’s Impactful Volunteering Well Timed
October 11, 2022
It was August 2021, in peak COVID lockdown in Melbourne, Australia, where I sat in my lounge room in silence. I knew I wanted...
French student does his internship abroad with AVC20220912140129
French student does his internship abroad with AVC
September 12, 2022
Without Armenian roots or knowledge of the language, Adrien Catry journeyed from Lille, France to volunteer with the Armenian...
Exposing Adventurous Travelers to Armenia20220831081609
Exposing Adventurous Travelers to Armenia
August 31, 2022
After volunteering as an English teacher in Yerevan, AVC alumnus Ric Gazarian (2004) strongly maintained his connections to h...
Days of Mourning after Surmalu Explosion20220819134408
Days of Mourning after Surmalu Explosion
August 19, 2022
No time is convenient for tragedy to strike, But Yerevantsis got a chance to see what it looks like. Yerevan’s characterist...
“I’ll be back” by Chad Bell20220812064510
“I’ll be back” by Chad Bell
August 12, 2022
“I’ll be back.” That’s what I said as I gazed out the window towards the beautiful Armenian landscape and Mt. Ararat....
Volunteer in your 70s… with your child20220731195829
Here is my Armenian story20220731194139
Here is my Armenian story
July 31, 2022
My Armenian story started in 2019, when, wanting to travel after long years of work in Law school, law firms, law department,...
I Thought I Was Just Passing Through…20220720115502
I Thought I Was Just Passing Through…
July 20, 2022
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 d...
New Start for Olga in Armenia20220629083425
New Start for Olga in Armenia
June 29, 2022
Olga Kuzamichёva is not Armenian – she is Russian. Along with her husband and three year old son, Sasha, she left Irku...