On a budget?

Is your budget a little tighter than you’d like? Here are a few tips to help you realize your dream of volunteering in Armenia with AVC.

Consider applying for the following scholarships for partial or even full funding:
Start Saving

Donations instead of presents: Is your birthday or Christmas coming up? Consider asking friends and family to contribute funds to your travel plans instead of buying you one more thing you don’t really need.

52-week challenge: During the first week of the year, you save $1. During the second week, you save $2. Keep adding a dollar each week so that during the last week of the year, you’re putting away $52. Even without interest, this adds up to $1,378 over the course of a year!

Fundraise

Try one of these fundraising platforms to raise backers for your volunteer trip:

Alternative means of travel

Do you cycle or ride a motorbike? Would you try hitchhiking? Why not? Some of our volunteers have tried these options. You could become one of them too!

Stories

Birthright Armenia volunteer Arnaud (2015, France) hitchhiked to Armenia:20180901143901

Birthright Armenia volunteer Arnaud (2015, France) hitchhiked to Armenia:

September 1, 2018
I decided to travel to Armenia by hitchhiking for various reasons: – To get out of my comfort zone – To see the p...
AVC volunteer Juane (2014, Spain) travelled to Armenia by motorcycle:20180901143701

AVC volunteer Juane (2014, Spain) travelled to Armenia by motorcycle:

September 1, 2018
I did not think of volunteering in Armenia and then planned how to get there, it was rather the other way around. I was on a ...
AVC volunteer Garo (2015, Canada) cycled to Armenia from England:20180901143311

AVC volunteer Garo (2015, Canada) cycled to Armenia from England:

September 1, 2018
I cycled from London to Yerevan. It took approximately a month and a half. I set out on 1st August and arrived on or about th...

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