Armenia is living in a challenging new reality. We're entering a new phase where the active input and ownership of each and every one of us is needed more than ever. You can volunteer with humanitarian organizations and many other professional jobsites, and YES, our regular year-round programs are very-much open and accepting new applications.
Birthright Armenia continues to provide volunteering opportunities aimed at Armenia’s advancement (and Armenian Volunteer Corps does the same for non-Armenians 21+ and Armenians 32+) but today our priority is to be ready to contribute to the long-term recovery. With our help, you can invest your skills in humanitarian organizations.
Please bear in mind that although we have teamed up with these organizations, we cannot guarantee that they will have projects specifically relevant to your background and preferences. Also, our volunteers continuously engage in diverse short-term initiatives and projects aimed at supporting Artsakh, which might interest you as well.
So, for you to get a bigger picture, here are examples of humanitarian organizations, which might be of your interest.
Currently, the Armenian Red Cross society focuses on providing psychological support to displaced people from Artsakh. This organization aims at reducing the vulnerability of the population through the mobilization of the power of humanity. It also prioritizes providing essential support by assisting people made vulnerable by harsh socioeconomic conditions.
For Article 3 Club, the protection of human rights is a priority. Currently, they are working on a long-term project to be implemented for displaced families. Article 3 aims at raising awareness and advocating human rights in Armenia.3 “The human being is the ultimate value in the Republic of Armenia. The dignity of a person is the inalienable basis of his/her fundamental human rights and freedoms.” #Article3, RA Constitution
Working with the Ministry of Social Affairs, FAR provides organizes short-term emergency relief and implements long-term programs for the economic growth and social development of Armenia. Currently, FAR is in need of social workers and psychologists to work with children, traumatized adults, injured soldiers, etc. The key areas of their operations are Child Protection; Economic Development; Medical and Health; Education; and Social Services.
Society Without Violence has focused all its efforts on providing psycho-social support to displaced families, particularly women and children. They aim to educate and empower girls and women, promote gender equality and raise the awareness of the public, advocate for women’s representation and participation in all levels of decision making and peacebuilding processes, contribute to the elimination of gender-based stereotypes, discrimination and violence, and increase the responsibility and accountability of duty bearers to protect and fulfill women’s rights.
The Representation of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees is supporting those families who escaped the war. They need help with sorting and delivering products to these families. In general, UNHCR is mandated to lead and co-ordinate international action to protect refugees and resolve refugee problems worldwide.
At this time Muratsan Hospital needs the support of volunteers with a medical background. Muratsan is a pediatric healthcare hospital, which also provides treatments to wounded and injured soldiers from the frontline on these days. If you have medical training and would want to support the medical staff of the hospital, the Complex may offer an opportunity for you to become a volunteer (upon necessity).
Can’t become a volunteer but want to help from afar? Check out our tips on how you can send your support to soldiers on the frontline from afar. Still have questions? Send us an email via email@example.com.