Armenia was a love at first sight20230316110733
Armenia was a love at first sight
taniaMarch 16, 2023Professional Corps, volunteer in Armenia0 comments
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”
taniaFebruary 15, 2023armenia, Professional Corps, volunteer abroad0 comments
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...
Life lessons and genuine people in Armenia20230116084141
Life lessons and genuine people in Armenia
email@example.comJanuary 16, 2023armenia, Professional Corps, volunteer in Armenia0 comments
A warm welcome from Armenians reconciled my language barrier The decision to come to Armenia was on my mind for quite some time. It was going to be my...
Teaching German in Armenian villages during his retirement20230110134711
Teaching German in Armenian villages during his retirement
taniaJanuary 10, 20230 comments
Age is not an obstacle to volunteering When Hans-Christopher Pocha, a 66-year-old participant from Germany retired from his position as a former headm...
Why Armenia? Why not Armenia?20221128115515
Why Armenia? Why not Armenia?
taniaNovember 28, 20220 comments
“To serve Armenia is to serve civilization” -William Gladstone, Former UK Prime Minister “Why Armenia?” A question often posed...
AVC with a Disability: How I Did It20221117072329
AVC with a Disability: How I Did It
taniaNovember 17, 20220 comments
The lack of an author picture and an “anonymous” byline are neither accidents nor signs of shame. They are meant to convey a message: R...
Success: Establishing the Film Commission20221114132738
Success: Establishing the Film Commission
taniaNovember 14, 20220 comments
Do you remember Eva Minassian? She is an AVC volunteer who was determined to create a film commission to help promote Armenia as a filming destination...
ABCs of AVC20221007121603
ABCs of AVC
taniaOctober 7, 20220 comments
The ABCs of AVC: A Poem by Michael Collins Are you ready to step outside your comfort zone, Bringing your best self to the fore every day? Can you spe...
Emie’s Impactful Volunteering Well Timed20221011072420
Emie’s Impactful Volunteering Well Timed
taniaOctober 11, 20220 comments
It was August 2021, in peak COVID lockdown in Melbourne, Australia, where I sat in my lounge room in silence. I knew I wanted to go to Armenia again. ...
French student does his internship abroad with AVC20220912140129
French student does his internship abroad with AVC
taniaSeptember 12, 20220 comments
Without Armenian roots or knowledge of the language, Adrien Catry journeyed from Lille, France to volunteer with the Armenian Volunteer Corps (AVC) in...
Exposing Adventurous Travelers to Armenia20220831081609
Exposing Adventurous Travelers to Armenia
taniaAugust 31, 20220 comments
After volunteering as an English teacher in Yerevan, AVC alumnus Ric Gazarian (2004) strongly maintained his connections to his ancestral homeland. Fa...
Days of Mourning after Surmalu Explosion20220819134408
Days of Mourning after Surmalu Explosion
taniaAugust 19, 20220 comments
No time is convenient for tragedy to strike, But Yerevantsis got a chance to see what it looks like. Yerevan’s characteristic peace was shattered; A...
“I’ll be back” by Chad Bell20220812064510
“I’ll be back” by Chad Bell
taniaAugust 12, 20220 comments
“I’ll be back.” That’s what I said as I gazed out the window towards the beautiful Armenian landscape and Mt. Ararat. I just finished my month...