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THE ARMENIAN GENOCIDE MUSEUM & INSTITUTE (AGMI)

AGMI, a non-profit organization based in Yerevan, is dedicated to the academic and scientific study, analysis and exhibition of textual and visual documentation related to the first Genocide of the 20th century –  the Armenian Genocide. AGMI’s objectives include promoting the collection, study and presentation of the visual textual materials, as well as artifacts, pertaining to the life of the Western Armenians in the Ottoman Empire before and during the Genocide. Furthermore, the Museum aims to enhance  cooperation and collaboration among organizations worldwide involved in genocide research, particularly the Armenian Genocide; establish an academic institution on Genocide Studies in Armenia; raise international awareness among the international community about the Armenian Genocide as a crime against humanity; and preserve and honor the Tsisternakaberd memorial complex of Genocide victims and the Tisernakaberd park. Check out these three blogs featuring volunteers who worked with the AGMI:  Blog 1, Blog 2, Blog 3

Typical Volunteer Tasks: Volunteers primarily assist with research, content editing, translation, and proofreading of materials. Tasks are tailored to each volunteer’s expertise, ensuring effective contribution.

WIKIMEDIA ARMENIA NGO

Wikimedia is the local branch of the renowned Wikimedia Foundation that owns Wikipedia, Wiktionary, Wikibooks, and other Wiki projects. The local branch is mainly focused on fostering free knowledge and the accessibility of Wiki projects in Armenia.

Typical Volunteer Tasks:  Wikimedia Armenia offers a welcoming environment alongside experienced Wikipedians, providing opportunities to refine Armenian language skills, delve into Armenian heritage, and participate in events spanning various regions of Armenia. Ideal candidates possess a love for books, languages, and open culture, along with a passion for sharing knowledge. English speakers are particularly sought after to aid in writing, editing, and communication in English, including the editing of articles on the English Wikipedia. Additionally, volunteers can assist in organizing community events such as WikiCamps, seminars, and edit-a-thons, fostering connections with international participants.

ARMENIAN PROGRESSIVE YOUTH (APY) NGO

APY is a non-​profit, non-​political organization aiming to support, inspire, and engage young people from Armenia and all over the world to develop their social leadership skills, take civic responsibility, and act as change-makers. Through different projects, initiatives and informal education tools, they ensure that young people develop the knowledge, skills, attitudes, and competencies to thrive in the modern world. Check out the following blog post highlighting one volunteer’s experience with AVC.

Typical Volunteer Tasks: Volunteers at APY typically work as members of the Youth and Media Group (YM group), specializing in movie-making on topics such as anti-discrimination, tolerance, gender issues, LGBT issues, and healthy lifestyles. As such, they actively participate in YM group meetings, undertake tasks assigned by the APY board related to media and photography, and even have the opportunity to pursue their own initiatives. Volunteers are encouraged to propose and implement their own video or photo projects with the support of the YM team. 

ARAM KHACHATURIAN MUSEUM

Established in 1978, shortly after the composer’s death, the Aram Khachaturian Museum stands as a tribute to his life and work.In addition to its regular exhibitions, the museum actively seeks to enrich its collection with materials related to A. Khachaturian, meticulously curating and presenting his heritage to the public.

Typical Volunteer Tasks: Typical volunteer tasks at the museum encompass a range of activities aimed at enhancing visitor experiences and expanding outreach efforts. Volunteers also contribute by teaching English and French to improve guided tours, assisting with social media management and advertising initiatives, proofreading English texts, and translating documents.

STATE TOURISM COMMITTEE OF ARMENIA

The State Tourism Committee, operating under the Ministry of Economic Development and Investment of the Republic of Armenia, serves as a pivotal state agency dedicated to the development and execution of the government’s tourism policies. Throughout the year, the Committee spearheads a myriad of projects aimed at bolstering the nation’s tourism sector. For a glimpse into our volunteers’ personal experiences, check out the following blog posts: Blog 1, Blog 2.

Typical Volunteer Tasks: Volunteers with diverse skill sets, including content writers, project managers, tourism specialists, and marketing experts, can significantly contribute to their initiatives and projects. In addition, volunteers may conduct research on festivals and major tourism events worldwide to help with event organization and management, assist with office work and digital marketing efforts, and translate website content.

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