Located at the foot of the biblical Mount Ararat, Armenia is considered the cradle of civilization; this "open-air museum" where you can find the world's oldest shoe and wine-press, is also home to the world's longest aerial tram. This millennial land boasts 10 climate zones and a diversity of untouched landscapes to enchant even the most avid traveler.
The capital city of Yerevan is a bustling cosmopolitan center where the cafe culture rules. Its thriving arts and culture scene offers the full range of concerts, festivals and more. From great jazz to world class symphony and ballet; from state-of-the-art technology to ancient archeological sites -- you can enjoy it all here. In Armenia, a whole new world is yours to discover!
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 650 global volunteers aged 21 and up. AVC volunteers have hailed from the four corners of the world - 44 countries to date - with the oldest so far a dynamic 72-year-old!
Whether you’re looking for a professional internship or something less formal, with more than 700 active placement partners, AVC offers opportunities in a wide variety of sectors and organizations, including business, education, environment, arts and culture, finance, health, governmental and non-governmental agencies. 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.
The AVC office is centrally located in the very heart of Yerevan, Armenia’s capital, making it easily accessible on foot and via public transportation, including metro. For those serving in Yerevan, our office offers computer access with fast internet and wifi; Armenian language classes take place here as do weekly informational forums and social gatherings; it is also the starting point of optional weekly sightseeing excursions.
We invite volunteers 21 years of age and older from across the globe to volunteer in Armenia for one month to one year, to serve in a customized job placement. Apply any time and serve year-round in a wide variety of sectors.
Designed for mature, working professionals over the age of 32 of all backgrounds, who have a minimum of five years' work experience, a keen desire to share their expertise and make a difference in Armenia, and can serve for at least two weeks.
AVC is a program of Birthright Armenia.