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YIC NGO in the framework of ”Youth In Action” and ”Erasmus +” implements the ”European Voluntary Service” program. EVS gives European youth a chance to volunteer in Armenia.
EVS aims to instill in young people humanism, tolerence and to encourage active citizenship for community development.


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When: November 2017 – October 2018 Aim: To promote volunteerism and link art and intercultural learning for the empowerment and self-development of young people. Volunteer’s Tasks: To plan and run the “Handicraft” Club twice a month for the young people aged 13-30 from Gyumri and Shirak region, to support in organizational activities of "Intercultural Club" and "Friday’s Cafe", to plan, prepare and run promotional activities about volunteering called “Volunteering Month with YIC”, to organize a photo exhibition, an open air movie screenings and presentation of their culture, food, dances and so on, to design YIC’s monthly newsletter....


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When: October 2017 – September 2018   Aim: To promote volunteerism and intercultural communication through peer-to-peer learning and non-formal educational activities. Volunteer’s Tasks: To support in organizational activities of "Intercultural Club" and "Friday’s Cafe", to plan, prepare and run promotional activities about volunteering called “Volunteering Month with YIC”, to organize a photo exhibition, an open air movie screenings and presentation of his culture, food, dances and so on, to teach German in YIC office and at a local school.  ...


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When: October 2017 – September 2018 Aim: To raise awareness regarding youth mobility and intercultural learning among young people by marking its positive effect on the development of youngsters. Volunteer’s Tasks: To support in organizational activities of "Intercultural Club" and "Friday’s Cafe", to plan, prepare and run promotional activities about volunteering called “Volunteering Month with YIC”, to organize a photo exhibition, an open air movie screenings and presentation of his culture, food, dances and so on, to teach English at a local school. . . .       ...


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On September 10, 2017 the farewell event for Elina Benz (Germany) took place, who used to do volunteering in Gyumri within the framework of European Voluntary Service (EVS) programme. Elina has been volunteering for a year at Gyumri ''Youth Initiative Centre'' NGO by organizing different projects like the “Friday Café”, German and  Handicraft clubs, also German teaching at Gyumri No. 25 School after E. Charents and Gyumri No. 3 High School. During the event, EVS Coordinator Mariam Gharagyozyan awarded the volunteer with a Certificate of Appreciation and YouthPass for his work. In turn, Elina shared her impressions of Armenia and experience gained over the past y...


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When: July 2017 – July 2018 Aim: To promote volunteerism and link art and intercultural learning for the empowerment and self-development of young people. Volunteer’s Tasks: To plan and run the “Handicraft” Club twice a month for the young people aged 13-30 from Gyumri and Shirak region, to support in organizational activities of "Intercultural Club" and "Friday’s Cafe", to plan, prepare and run promotional activities about volunteering called “Volunteering Month with YIC”, to organize a photo exhibition, an open air movie screenings and presentation of their culture, food, dances and so on, to design YIC’s monthly newsletter. . .        ...


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On June 17, 2017 the farewell event for Christian Kensmark (Denmark) took place, who used to do volunteering in Gyumri within the framework of European Voluntary Service (EVS) program. Christian has been volunteering for ten months at Gyumri Youth Initiative Center by organizing different projects like the "Friday Café" and English teaching at Lord Byron School No. 20. During the event, EVS Coordinator Mariam Gharagyozyan awarded the volunteer with a Certificate of Appreciation and YouthPass for his work. In turn, Christian shared his impressions of Armenia and experience gained over the past ten months.              ...


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When:  October 2016 – September 2017 Aim: to link art and intercultural learning for the empowerment of young people and enhance cultural awareness and artistic expression. Volunteer Tasks: to plan and run the “Handicraft” Club twice a month for the young people aged 13-30 from Gyumri and Shirak region, to support in organizational activities of "Intercultural Club" and "Friday Cafe", to implement different activities on the International Voluntary Day such as the launch of a photo exhibition, organization of an open air movie screenings and presentation of different countries, cultures, food, dances and so on, to lead language clubs and to design YIC’s mon...


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When: October 2016 – June 2017     Aim: to link art and intercultural learning for the empowerment of young people and enhance cultural awareness and artistic expression. Volunteer Tasks: to plan and run the “Handicraft” Club twice a month for the young people aged 13-30 from Gyumri and Shirak region, to support in organizational activities of "Intercultural Club" and "Friday Cafe", to implement different activities on the International Voluntary Day such as the launch of a photo exhibition, organization of an open air movie screenings and presentation of different countries, cultures, food, dances and so on, to lead language clubs and to design YIC’s mo...


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When: October 2015 – July 2016 Aim:to contribute to the formation of entrepreneurial mindset in young people as well as to increase youth competitiveness in the job market. Volunteer's Tasks: To plan, prepare and run “Soft Skills” workshops for the members, beneficiaries of YIC and for the young people aged 16-25 from Gyumri and Shirak region on CV designing, Motivation Letter Writing, Electronic Literacy, Job Interviews and Social Networks. Assist in preparation and organization of on-going project such as “Entrepreneurship Club”....


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When: October 2015 – July 2016 Aim: to contribute to the formation of entrepreneurial mindset in young people as well as to increase youth competitiveness in the job market. Volunteer’s Tasks: To plan, prepare and run “Soft Skills” workshops for the young people aged 16-25 from Shirak region on CV designing, Motivation Letter Writing, Electronic Literacy, Job Interviews and Social Networks; also to assist in preparation and organizing of “Entrepreneurship Club” and run a German club. ...