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Take the Plunge to Volunteer in Armenia20230530062944
Take the Plunge to Volunteer in Armenia
May 30, 2023armenia, volunteer in Armenia, volunteering
As the granddaughter of genocide survivors who later migrated to Uruguay (the first country to recognize the Armenian genocide), I’ve always been proud of my ...
Her Birthday Gift: A Ticket to Armenia20230524091724
Her Birthday Gift: A Ticket to Armenia
May 24, 2023
In celebration of her 50th birthday, Analía decided to give herself a unique and meaningful gift—a chance to volunteer in her ancestral homeland. Although sh...
365 Days Around the Araratian Sun20230524085141
365 Days Around the Araratian Sun
May 24, 2023
A Journey to Armenia: Dreams, Legends, and Reality June 17, 2012 – Air France Flight-1060 departs Charles-De-Gaulle en route to Zvartnots. A 29-year-old me, e...
Cultural Exchange in Armenia20230505143235
Cultural Exchange in Armenia
May 5, 2023
Choosing a New Path About a year ago, facing a crossroads in my professional life, I decided to do something that I knew most of my friends and coworkers wouldn...
Journey of a Volunteer With AVC20230505135045
Journey of a Volunteer With AVC
May 5, 2023
From Armenia to Europe: A Volunteer’s Journey Happily back in Yerevan after almost two weeks of traveling, I never imagined volunteering with AVC would ta...
Taking the Leap as an AVC Volunteer20230505080658
Taking the Leap as an AVC Volunteer
May 5, 2023
When joining AVC, one of my greatest concerns had been that the job site placements are assigned only after arriving in Armenia. As an avid traveler, I would ...
Silva Bedian Knew Age wasn’t a Factor to Volunteer20230331155407
Silva Bedian Knew Age wasn’t a Factor to Volunteer
March 31, 2023
We at Armenian Volunteer Corps have welcomed over 1,100 volunteers from around the world since 2005. Even though people of all walks of life have always been we...
Armenia was a Love at First Sight20230316110733
Armenia was a Love at First Sight
March 16, 2023Professional Corps, volunteer in Armenia
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 absolutely be...
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 Armenia many times, but only on short vi...
Joining Us Was “ճակատագիր” (Fate) For This “ABC of AVC”20230215130414
Joining Us Was “ճակատագիր” (Fate) For This “ABC of AVC”
February 15, 2023armenia, Professional Corps, volunteer abroad
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 thought s...
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 classmates asked me if I wanted to come t...
Life Lessons and Genuine People in Armenia20230116084141
Life Lessons and Genuine People in Armenia
January 16, 2023armenia, Professional Corps, volunteer in Armenia
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 third tim...
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 position as a former headmaster and ...
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?” A question often posed to me wit...
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 to convey a message: “Disabil...
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 as a filming destination and provi...
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 fore every day? Can you spend your ti...
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 to go to Armenia again. But this t...
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 Volunteer Corps (AVC) in January o...