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

Volunteer in your 70s… with your child

July 31, 2022
Have you ever thought you’re too old to volunteer? What about volunteering with your child? Shahin Hartooni pondered both a...
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...
Hans met his daughter-in-law’s family in Armenia20220620134711

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

June 20, 2022
Hans-Christoph Pocha believes in family and unity. Hans is not an Armenian but he found out about Armenia when his son marrie...
Meet Another ABC of AVC – Mario to Narek20220531134612

Meet Another ABC of AVC – Mario to Narek

May 31, 2022
“I will teach my kids what it means to be a real Armenian,” says Mario Sanz Gonzalez, a young man of Spanish descent, wh...
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