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When. December 5, 2011 Description. “Youth Initiative Centre” NGO celebrated International Volunteers Day with an emphasis on the local level volunteering thus manifesting its appreciation for the activity of local volunteers. Those members who were active during the whole year and always had willingness to help were nominated to receive the title of VOLUNTEER from the staff of the organization. Selected volunteers were given cards which gave them a number of advantages for the organization of events and programs. See more  ...


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When. November 12, 2011 Description. On November 12, 2011 a presentation about international partnership projects was held in the office of YIC NGO. Those YIC members who had participated in international projects during 2011 introduced the other members the projects they had participated in, their achievements and successes. See more  ...


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When. November 5, 2011 Description. On November 5th, 2011 an event was held, which was a combination-celebration of a few occasions: Halloween, karaoke and handing in the membership cards to the new members of YIC NGO. Most of the participants were representing special characters like angels, devils, gypsies, a nurse and a patient with a bandage… the characters were diverse. During the event, YIC international volunteers organized interesting games.  ...


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When. September 1, 2011 Description. On September 1, YIC NGO organized a flashmob “Let’s remember together our bright and colourful childhood” in Rizhkov Street of Gyumri. The participants of the flash-mob came in uniforms of pupils of the first class with bags in their hands. The “Wunderkind” with spectacles and books and “Know-nothing” with untidy hair, in messy clothes and appearance were present; there were also children who were singing and reading poems. During the flashmob the “schoolchildren” were skipping a rope and other outdoor games which reminded about their school-years. See more  ...


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When. August 25, 2011 Description. On August 25, 2011 YIC initiated the unique in its nature “Star event”. The participants were in the characters of celebrities. Each “star” presented a song, a dance, a fencing battle and a theatrical performance. The best characters were honoured with awards in best actor and actress, best singer, best stage show and other nominations. See more  ...


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When. April 1, 2011 Description. The flashmob which took place on April October 27 in Ridzkov street of Gyumri was devoted to the international day of humour. The aim of the flashmob was having fun and gracing smiles to the passers-by. The mandatory condition for participating in the flashmob was having “a tub” with them because everyone was to sit and wash their feet. All participants had different appearances: with funny clothes, masks and other accessories which made the passers-by smile. See more  ...


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When. March 26, 2011 Description. The “Earth Hour” is an international event which has been initiated by “World Wildlife Fund” organization. It is held annually at the end of March and aims at drawing people’s attention to global warming. This year the “Earth Hour” was held on March 26, from 7:30-8:30 PM. “Youth Initiative Centre” NGO also joined the event. During the day YIC members distributed leaflets and posters about the “Earth Hour” which encouraged people to turn off electricity for an hour, from 7:30-8:30 PM. As a result, the lights were off at the mentioned time in many buildings and flats of the town. See more  ...


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When. July 16, 2010 Description. “Volunteering in Armenia: reality and perspectives” On July 16, 2010 YIC NGO organized a round-table discussion on the subject “Volunteering in Armenia. reality and perspectives”. The discussion was held at Journalists’ Club “Asparez”. During the round-table, studies on volunteering in Armenia, opportunities of “Youth in Action” program and European Voluntary Service (EVS), volunteering services offered by United Nations Volunteers were introduced. Later on, there was a presentation about the “National Volunteer Involving Organizations’ (VIO) Network in Armenia” and the legislative process of law about volu...