APY is accredited as HOSTING organization to run projects under European Voluntary Service – part of the European Union’s Erasmus+ programme. If you are resident of the European Union Member State interested in going for EVS to Armenia – contact APY. We will be glad to become your hosting organization and help you to take EVS opportunity.
VOLUNTEER VACANCY #1 - Youth and Media Group
Volunteer will work as a member of Youth and Media Group (YM group) that is specialized in Movie making field covering topics of Anti-discrimination, Tolerance, Gender issues, LGBT issues, Healthy lifestyle, etc. EVS volunteer involved here implements three types of activities within the group. Firstly, participating in the YM group meetings, the volunteer takes tasks that are more convenient and interesting for him/her to implement. Secondly, the volunteer receives tasks from APY board also connected with media-photo making activities. Simultaneously, much attention is given to the volunteer’s own initiatives. The volunteer can come up with own ideas, find support within the YM team and implement his/her own video or photo project. Armenian language and optionally English language course will be provided to the volunteer.
VOLUNTEER VACANCY #2 - Youth and Environment Group
EVS volunteer will act as a member of Youth and Environment Group (YE group) that is specialized in implementing eco-educative activities in schools, raising awareness of the need of recycling and etc. The volunteer implements three types of activities within the group. Firstly, participating in the YE group meetings, the volunteer takes tasks that are more convenient and interesting for him/her to implement. Secondly the volunteer receives tasks from the APY board that is also connected with eco-education or recycling activities. Simultaneously, much attention is given to the volunteer’s own initiatives. The volunteer comes up with his/her own idea, finds support within the YE team and implements her/his own eco-initiatives. Armenian language and optionally English language course will be provided to the volunteer.
VOLUNTEER VACANCY #3 - Public Relations Group
The volunteer’s role will be supporting APY PR group activities in promoting anti-discrimination, tolerance campaigns and social cohesion activities. Furthermore, the volunteer will be involved in the PR and dissemination of activities of other working groups.EVS Volunteers tasks will be the promotion of the NGO activities in APY official website, writing posts and articles, supporting in organizing meetings and seminars for interested youth organizations in APY office, supporting in organizing flash-mobs and other youth activities aiming to raise public attention on various topics. The volunteer will participate in weekly meeting of the team for strategy planning. Armenian language and optionally English language course will be provided to the volunteer.
VOLUNTEER VACANCY #4 - Local Events Organizing Group
Local events organizing group (LE group) implements activities for the benefit of the particular community where APY office is situated. In a wider range it also includes the whole city of Yerevan. The group implements educative activities having youngsters from 16-25 years old as target group. Simultaneously LE group manages team-building activities for the local volunteers of APY. The EVS volunteer does three types of activities. While participating in the meetings he/she can choose tasks that mostly corresponds to his/her needs and interests. The volunteer will also have office duties given by APY board. At the same time much attention is given to the volunteer’s own initiatives. The volunteer can come up with own idea, find support within the LE team and implement her/his own local initiatives. Armenian language and optionally English language course will be provided to the volunteer.
Living and working in Yerevan
Situated on the Hrazdan River, the city is one of the worlds’ oldest, yet in recent times has undergone a major transformation, offering a great history combined with newly constructed retail shops, restaurants, and cafés. Moving to Yerevan means relocation to the capital and largest city of Armenia. Yerevan is a wonderful place to discover and a destination of contrast. Originating as a small town in the 8th century BC, today Yerevan is a large city with a population of over 1 million.
Accommodation: APY provides all the facilities to make your stay and work in Yerevan as smooth as possible. We provide a flat with all the facilities for a comfortable stay in Armenia. The flats are equipped with free Wi-Fi, a washing machine and heating system. Each flat has its separate kitchen and all facilities needed for cooking; fridge, oven, kettle, gas panel and different types of dishes and kitchen facilities. The rooms are light and with large windows.There is also a common living room for volunteers for socializing and spending free time. The volunteers will be provided with single or twin rooms.
Location: The address of the flat is Nizami 13, Appartement 13, 0016, Yerevan, Armenia. The flat is situated in 5 minutes’ walk from the Metro-station “Garegin Nzdeh”. The nearest bus station is 2 minutes walk from the flat. The route from the flat to the APY office takes around 30-35 minutes.
Transportation: It is very easy to get around in Yerevan. Within the centre, there are, next to taxis, minivans known as Marshrutka that cost 100 AMD to take locals along designated routes. The metro is also available from 06:30 until 23:00, with prices comparable to the minivans. Foreigners who wish to drive in Yerevan will need to have an International Driving Permit and drive on the right hand side of the road.
I have been volunteering with APY for 1 year. After my voluntary service I decided to return back to Armenia and work there for another year. APY helped me to follow my dreams, to get a job in Armenia and to find great friends. These 2 years were a great experience. I’ve learnt a lot about myself but the thing I appreciate the most is learning to speak proper English.