Be Volunteer

Local Volunteering Program is a pro bono Volunteering Scheme launched by APY to engage young Armenians in the management of the organization and in the community life. A pro bono volunteers donate their professional skills and services as well as benefit from the resources of the organization for their professional and personal growth.


Application Process

If you have decided to apply for APY Local Volunteering Program, follow the instructions below and make sure you have properly submitted your application. The deadline for sending applications is February 20, 2019.
Here is the link of the application form: https://goo.gl/2wvc7y.

Volunteering period lasts 6 months starting from March to September.

Shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview.

APY Volunteering Departments

Each department consists of 10 to 40 local volunteers and one International volunteer. 

You can find more information about the requirements by clicking on the Department you are interested in. The candidates must fully or partially possess the skills/experiences that are required.


PR and Communications Department

Public relations is vital for the success of not-profit organizations. APY is not an exception. Doing good job is not enough if you are unable to present it properly. Likewise, this is what the PR and Communications Department is responsible for. The Volunteers in this department work for APY visibility, managing the social media channels of the organization, organizing public presentations, meetings with students, promotional campaigns and events.

This group deals with APY visual identity, improves our presence on the net and supports the organization with designing its materials, publications and logos. Thanks to the PR and Communications Department, we present APY to the outer world and make sure that our followers, target groups, beneficiaries and supporters are up to date about APY activities.

The PR and Communications Department includes seven working groups entitled as following:

  • Content Development
  • Social Media Marketing
  • Translation
  • Graphic Design
  • Information Technologies
  • Photography
  • Videography

If you apply to volunteer in one of the above-mentioned working groups of the PR and Communications Department make sure you have checked the following requirements:

For joining the “Content Development” working group:

  • Basic Journalism and writing skills
  • Creative Thinking and Communication skills
  • Text editing skills
  • Advanced English and Armenian language skills
  • Experience in producing media content and Press Releases
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet the deadlines

For joining the “Social Media Marketing” working group:

  • Strategy Planning skills
  • Creative Thinking and Communication skills
  • Understanding how content works on social media web
  • Creative mindset
  • Advanced English and Armenian language skills
  • Experience of work with media representatives
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet the deadlines

For joining the “Translation” working group:

  • Excellent writing skills in Armenian and English
  • Excellent reading and comprehension skills in Armenian and English
  • Experience in written and oral translation and interpretation from Armenian to English and vise versa.
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet the deadlines

For joining the “Graphic Design” working group:

  • Critical and Creative thinking skills
  • Working experience with Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator
  • Understanding of Color theory
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet the deadlines

For joining the “Information Technologies” working group:

  • Working Experience with WordPress
  • Experience in Website maintenance
  • Problem solving and data-backed decision making skills
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet the deadlines

For joining the “Photography” working group:

  • Basic knowledge on Information and communications technologies
  • Photography skills and good knowledge on DSLR camera usage
  • Photo editing skills
  • Basic working experience with Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Lightroom
  • Experience in organizing media workshops and seminars
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet the deadlines

For joining the “Videography” working group:

  • Basic knowledge on Information and communications technologies
  • Video Production (shooting, editing) skills and experience
  • Filmmaking and Directing Experience
  • CG and 2D Animation skills are big plus
  • Scriptwriting Skills
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet the deadlines

The candidates must fully or partially possess the skills/experiences that are required.

For more details, you can contact the Head of the PR and Communications Department Henrik Sahakyan at [email protected]

Project Management Department

Do you want to develop your critical thinking, leadership skills? Do you want to negotiate, collaborate, create, and innovate and be a master at myriad of other skills?

If the answer is YES, then you are in the right place.

APY regularly hosts and organizes different internal events for the staff and the volunteers as well as external events involving young people, APY followers and beneficiaries and everyone interested. This is coupled with local and international large scale projects, events, campaigns, concerts, conferences and workshops. Organization and management of these events is exactly what Project Management department is responsible for. This Department is responsible for planning, organization, management and implementation of APY internal and external events.

In this department you will have the chance to implement your own projects. The sphere of the projects may vary depending on your own interests and needs.

If you apply to volunteer in the Project Management Department, make sure you have checked the following requirements:

  • Basic knowledge and Experience on Event Management
  • Basic knowledge on Project Management
  • Good Organizational and Communication skills
  • Basic knowledge of English and advanced Armenian language skills
  • Creative Thinking and Problem Solving Skills
  • Knowledge of MS word, Google Drive and Dropbox
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet the deadlines
  • Artistic skills (singing, dancing, oratory skills, playing instruments)

The candidates must fully or partially possess the skills/experiences that are required.

For more details, you can contact the Head of the Project Management Department Anna Tovmasyan at [email protected].

Financial Deparment

Volunteering at the Financial Department of APY will provide you opportunities to advance your career. If you work in finance, accountancy or law, apply to volunteer with us.

If you apply to volunteer in the Financial Department make sure you have checked the following requirements:

  • Higher education in the fields of Economics, Finances or other related field;
  • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Excel and of project management tools;
  • Oral and written skills in Armenian and English languages;
  • Being detail-oriented and possessing strong communication skills;
  • Ability to work independently and take on a wide range of tasks;
  • Having the ability to solve problems and manage time effectively;
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet the deadlines.

The candidates must fully or partially possess the skills/experiences that are required.

For more details, you can contact the Head of the Financial Department Areg Arakelyan at [email protected].

How long do I volunteer for?

The initial Volunteering Scheme is designed for 6 months. Every 6 month APY launches a new recruitment of volunteers. However, it is possible to extend the volunteering period if requested by the volunteer and agreed by the organization.

What are the rights and benefits of the Volunteer?
    • The volunteers are offered to participate in International training, exchange and mobility projects with most of their expenses covered by the organization.
    • The volunteers get a priority during the selection process.
    • The volunteers may receive certificates upon the completion of the volunteering service and can obtain an individual reference letter upon their request.
    • The Volunteers can use the facilities, equipment and recourses of the organization for their personal and career growth.
    • The Volunteers become a part of a large Alumni network and build connection and links that are helpful to enter the labour market.
What are the responsibilities of volunteer?
    • The Volunteers are required to spend 2 hours weekly for their respective group meetings.
    • The Volunteers are requested to implement their tasks in a proper way and meet the deadlines set by the Coordinator of the Group.
    • The Volunteers participate in weekly group meetings and use the facilities and recourses of the organization in the most sustainable way.

The cooperation between the Volunteers and APY is based on the volunteering agreement that is being signed during the 1st day of the volunteering. The contract sets all the rights and responsibilities of both parties.


Dates and Deadlines

The deadline to apply for the APY Local Volunteering Program is February 20

In APY I learnt appreciating team work. My best experience here were the people I found. Each person helped me to make my inner sun bigger.

Janna Poghosyan

The most valuable thing I learnt in APY is that all the nations are different and people should always respect each other regardless their religion, culture and ethnicity. I cannot forget visiting a special school for children with speech disorders. We created hundreds of smiles and I learnt that it is not very hard to make someone happy.

Hovsep Karoyan

APY taught me to think big and to take care of the others

Vahe Tumanyan

APY gave me the opportunity to work on a variety of projects and I can’t possibly explain how wonderful it is to meet energetic and intelligent people who are like an island of peace and sanity, that represent for me what the world should be like.

Marianna Amirkhanyan