Birthright Armenia- Birthright Armenia provides young Diasporan Armenians the opportunity to connect to their ancestral homeland. The program participants commit to at least 30 hours of volunteering per week, they’re given the opportunity to live with a local host family, improve their Armenian language skills, meet and interact with other participants from around the world, travel on an excursion every weekend and gain knowledge and education about the country and culture through our forums and gatherings. The program runs year-round and you choose your own start and end dates. The minimum length of volunteering is nine weeks and the maximum is a year. The only exception is Birthright Lite for working professionals age 25 and over who have full-time jobs – their minimum volunteer service is 4 weeks.
Mission Armenia - Throughout 20 years of existence Mission Armenia has harbored a great number of volunteers of different ages and backgrounds - students, specialists from different fields, housewives and even the elderly! Taking into account the specifics of interaction with vulnerable people, special trainings are organized for the organization’s volunteers. However, the trainings are not limited to the professional issues. Volunteers also participate in self-development trainings based on their needs and preferences. On accomplishing their mission as volunteers they receive relevant certificates.
European Voluntary Service (EVS) - European Voluntary Service (EVS) is the European Commission's project that allows a young person (18–30 years) to become a volunteer in another country for a specified period, normally between 2–12 months. The service activities can be, for example, in the field of environment, arts and culture, activities with children, young people or the elderly, heritage or sports and leisure activities. There are no gender, age or any background requirements for the selection/recruitment of volunteers. The volunteer should be “childAble” – interested or have some experience in working with children; he/she should be kind, communicative and reliable. It is open to European Union members only and offers training.
Children of Armenia Fund (COAF) - Children of Armenia Fund (COAF) works to secure a future for children in Armenia's impoverished rural villages through improved education, healthcare, community life and economic conditions. Our programs create and sustain opportunities for growth and progress. The Volunteering Program will provide one with the opportunity to gain practical experience or apply your knowledge and experience in helping others, learning about the residents of rural Armenia and their culture, and helping revitalize rural Armenia. Volunteers can help in any of these fields: Web Design & Development, Photography & Video Production, Social Media & Online Marketing, Education, Writing & Journalism, Print & Graphic Design, Accounting & Finance, and Health Care.
Armenian Volunteer Corps - Armenian Volunteer Corps – AVC – is the brainchild of a former Peace Corps volunteer who served in Armenia for two years. Since 2001 when we welcomed our first volunteers, AVC has grown to become the premier volunteer organization based in Armenia, customizing job placements for some 550 global volunteers aged 21 and up. AVC volunteers have hailed from the four corners of the world - 34 countries to date - with the oldest so far a dynamic 72-year-old! In addition to volunteer placements, AVC provides all logistical support from airport pick-up, to host-family living arrangements, Armenian language classes, and much more, helping volunteers to seamlessly integrate into life in Armenia.
AYF Internship in Armenia - The program seeks motivated people who are willing to devote their summer, from mid-June to mid-August, to volunteer in Armenia. The Diaspora serves as a valuable resource in the growth and stability of Armenia, and as an intern, you can contribute to Armenia’s progress. Volunteers are placed in government agencies, private companies, and NGOs relating to their career/interests, and internships are available in almost every field. During the week, interns volunteer at their assigned internship. On the weekends, interns embark on tours outside of Yerevan, including overnight trips to Artsakh and Javakhk. The Internship Director will also provide opportunities for you to take Armenian language lessons, attend weekly lecture series, cultural events, and any other activities in which the interns may show interest.
Armenian Assembly of America - The Armenian Assembly of America Summer Internship Program in Armenia aims to introduce college-aged students to life in their ancestral homeland, and to foster the skills needed to help them become the next generation of leaders. Since the program's inception in 1999, over fifty interns have participated, working in various government offices in Armenia, such as the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports, Ministry of Finance and Economy, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, as well as with various non-governmental organizations such as the International Center for Human Development. The internship runs for eight weeks, from mid-June to mid-August. Participants may choose from three housing options in Yerevan, including staying with family or friends, leasing of an apartment usually shared by two to three interns, or application for a home-stay through Birthright Armenia.
AGBU Yerevan Summer Internship - The AGBU Yerevan Summer Internship Program (YSIP) offers university and graduate students the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to obtain valuable, hands-on work experience while immersed in a full schedule of educational, cultural and social activities in Armenia’s vibrant capital. Students also enjoy classes, networking events, and country-wide tours that allow them to actively engage in daily life in Armenia. Weekly language and folk dance courses are taught by first-class instructors. Regular meetings with business leaders, dignitaries, and government officials provide critical insights into the nation’s ever-evolving cultural, economic and political spheres. The Yerevan Summer Internship Program is open to international university students ages 19-26.
Habitat for Humanity - Habitat for Humanity Armenia (HFH Armenia) is the national office of Habitat for Humanity International (HFHI) and is dedicated to the cause of eliminating poor housing and improving housing conditions of families with low income. HFH Armenia implements various projects including home renovations and repairs, energy efficiency upgrades of residential buildings, in partnership with financial institutions. It also works to raise awareness of affordable housing opportunities. HFH Armenia has been active since the year 2000 and as of July 1st 2015, it has supported 4,323 low-income families throughout Armenia. Every GV trip is different and each team member can expect to gain a unique set of experiences and memories.
Land and Culture Organization - Since 1977, the LCO has organized summer campaigns whereby volunteers from around the world and Armenia can come to work on their ancestral lands. They come to give their time, talents, energies, and resources. In return, they gain the knowledge that they have not taken the heritage given to them by their ancestors for granted but have ensured its continuation for the next generation to come. Campaigns are normally for three weeks and volunteers are expected to be over 18 years of age. Work is generally Monday through Friday, unless directed otherwise by the group leader. This is physical labor and includes digging, shoveling, lifting stones, moving rocks, etc.
Fuller Center of Housing- FCH Armenia helps to fix by building new homes, finishing half-built houses or completing repairs through the Greater Blessing program. The safe, simple, comfortable homes, are renovated or built with and for low-income families in Armenia using interest-free loans. The monthly repayments flow into a “revolving fund” and are used to help more families, thereby providing the financial foundation for a sustainable community development effort.