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...
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...
“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...
Meet Another ABC of AVC – Mario to Narek20220531134612

Meet Another ABC of AVC – Mario to Narek

taniaMay 31, 20220 comments
“I will teach my kids what it means to be a real Armenian,” says Mario Sanz Gonzalez, a young man of Spanish descent, who himself is taking the f...
Armenia From The View of a Young Non-Armenian Genocide Studies Researcher20220503173347

Armenia From The View of a Young Non-Armenian Genocide Studies Researcher

taniaMay 3, 20220 comments
People often ask me why I decided to spend three months in Armenia as a researcher. As a volunteer with the Armenain Volunteer Corps, I was placed wit...
Three Countries, Three Backgrounds, One Purpose in Armenia20210324133431

Three Countries, Three Backgrounds, One Purpose in Armenia

taniaMarch 24, 20210 comments
We’re delighted to share with you the stories of three diverse AVC volunteers: Darya Jumel, 29, from France, Vachagan Isanians, ...
A Mechanical Engineer in Armenia | Manvel Grigoryan20210323115518

A Mechanical Engineer in Armenia | Manvel Grigoryan

taniaMarch 23, 20210 comments
What can you tell us about your project? I am volunteering in the Armenian Start Up called ArmBionics as a mechanical Engineer. ArmBionics is making u...
It is Always a Good Idea to Volunteer | Tatev Antonyan20210118085900

It is Always a Good Idea to Volunteer | Tatev Antonyan

taniaJanuary 18, 20210 comments
My name is Tatev Antonyan, I am 23 years old, and I am a local volunteer from Gyumri. I hold a Bachelor’s degree in psychology, and now I am studyin...
Insights from a local’s perspective | Melanya Khachatryan20210112124417

Insights from a local’s perspective | Melanya Khachatryan

taniaJanuary 12, 20210 comments
Whenever I think about Armenian Volunteer Corps (AVC) or Birthright Armenia (BR) or my friends ask me to tell them about it, a whole bunch of emotions...
Support to Soldiers on the Frontline20201004122737

Support to Soldiers on the Frontline

taniaOctober 4, 20200 comments
On 27 September 2020, Azerbaijan, directly aided by Turkey, launched a massive attack on Artsakh targeting not only military forces but also the civ...
Welcoming “a first” from Zimbabwe | Lucia Mawoko20200925153737

Welcoming “a first” from Zimbabwe | Lucia Mawoko

taniaSeptember 25, 20200 comments
“When I saw Armenia on the map, I became curious to know more about it and what happens there, hence I decided to travel to this country which ...
Exciting News: Travel Updates20200913131222

Exciting News: Travel Updates

taniaSeptember 13, 20200 comments
Exciting news! As of September 12, 2020, Armenia’s air borders have reopened and now not only Armenia citizens but also foreigners can finally t...
Welcome to Armenia… Virtually20200910050837

Welcome to Armenia… Virtually

taniaSeptember 10, 20200 comments
When people choose Armenia as their volunteer destination, out of all the possible locations around the world they can go to gain experience and make ...
Volunteering and Exploring Armenia I Tom Hunt20200812081023

Volunteering and Exploring Armenia I Tom Hunt

taniaAugust 12, 20200 comments
We know you love reading our volunteers’ stories about their experience and stay in Armenia. Here is a piece from Tom Hunt, from the United Kingdom,...
Working Towards Change and Sustainability20200623000040

Working Towards Change and Sustainability

Noor VarjabedianJune 23, 20200 comments
To care for ourselves we must care for nature. In recent years, environmental issues have been at the forefront with people around the globe taking ac...
Discovering Armenia: an Experience of a Lifetime I Marie Fratacci20200606120007

Discovering Armenia: an Experience of a Lifetime I Marie Fratacci

When I told my family that I was going to volunteer in Armenia, on an impulse and without any reason to leave, nobody questioned my choice. Of course,...
Once you let Armenia into your heart, it stays | Lene Lilledal20200605114259

Once you let Armenia into your heart, it stays | Lene Lilledal

Noor VarjabedianJune 5, 20200 comments
  What I always miss the most about any place I visit, is the people. However, for Armenia, this is not the case. One of my placements in Armenia...
Volunteering in the Time of Coronavirus: Part 220200515143659

Volunteering in the Time of Coronavirus: Part 2

Noor VarjabedianMay 15, 20200 comments
Back when social distancing first began, we shared a story of what our volunteers were up to and how they’re staying creative! Now six weeks int...
A Journey in Armenia: Vanadzor, Gyumri & Yerevan | Sacha Torikian20200513101840

A Journey in Armenia: Vanadzor, Gyumri & Yerevan | Sacha Torikian

Noor VarjabedianMay 13, 20200 comments
In which city should I volunteer in Armenia? What should I expect? Congratulations! You took the plunge and are about to leave to Armenia for an unfor...
Van life with Armenian Volunteering – How that happened | Ines Kiesling20200429114720

Van life with Armenian Volunteering – How that happened | Ines Kiesling

Noor VarjabedianApril 29, 20200 comments
After traveling with my van from Germany to Georgia via Russia many people told me to checkout Azerbaijan, Armenia and Iran instead going directly to ...
Love –and Volunteering– in the Time of Coronavirus20200407141129

Love –and Volunteering– in the Time of Coronavirus

Noor VarjabedianApril 7, 20200 comments
As social distancing has taken over, we decided to use Zoom to our advantage. We got to see almost all of our in-country participants and catch up! We...
Invest in the Future of Armenia20200318125442

Invest in the Future of Armenia

Noor VarjabedianMarch 18, 20200 comments
The children and the youth are the future of a country. So what better investment can you think of, than contributing with your knowledge and skills f...
“So why did you come to Armenia?” | Camille Perrusson20200312123413

“So why did you come to Armenia?” | Camille Perrusson

Noor VarjabedianMarch 12, 20200 comments
  “Are you Armenian?” “No” “So why did you come to Armenia?” “Why not?”   At the dawn of my ...
My Experience in Gyumri | Coline Guyot20200226142320

My Experience in Gyumri | Coline Guyot

Noor VarjabedianFebruary 26, 20200 comments
“Would you be interested in starting your experience in Gyumri?” It is a pretty town in the north of Armenia, its people are very hospitab...
Teaching English through AVC | Clark Long20200207075439

Teaching English through AVC | Clark Long

Noor VarjabedianFebruary 7, 20200 comments
  Just graduated from university? Looking for a chance to go abroad but don’t want to want to commit to two years in the Peace Corps or a whole...
Educational Internships in Armenia20200116064007

Educational Internships in Armenia

Noor VarjabedianJanuary 16, 20200 comments
It doesn’t really matter where in Armenia you are, there is an exciting internship waiting for you. From Gyumri and Vanadzor to Yerevan there are ma...
Hitch-hiking to the Caucasus | Joanny Carrabin20191028072050

Hitch-hiking to the Caucasus | Joanny Carrabin

hasmikOctober 28, 20190 comments
  Once I reached my destination [Armenia], dirty and exhausted after eleven days on the road, during our first meeting at the AVC office [the dir...
Do Good, Feel Good; Together20191028065458

Do Good, Feel Good; Together

hasmikOctober 28, 20190 comments
  Thought you couldn’t have a professional internship or volunteering experience together with your significant other? Think again. Thanks to A...
I’m doing work here I would never be able to do back home20191018153105

I’m doing work here I would never be able to do back home

hasmikOctober 18, 20190 comments
  Global Co-op programs are unparalleled international career opportunities for university students to work on the front line in diverse cultures...
Street Art in Yerevan20190916071652

Street Art in Yerevan

hasmikSeptember 16, 20190 comments
The best way to know a city is to get lost in it. I like to walk in town – sometimes going somewhere, often going nowhere. Yerevan is an ideal playg...
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