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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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On October 22, 2018 the farewell event for Martin Mico (Slovakia) took place. 😊 👋 Martin used to do volunteering in Gyumri within the framework of European Voluntary Service (EVS) programme, has been a volunteer at Gyumri “Youth Initiative Centre” for a year organizing activities within the framework of "Friday’s Café" and various events, led Computer club at the Youth House. He also was engaged in PR management of the organization. During the event, EVS Coordinator Mariam Gharagyozyan awarded the volunteer with a Certificate of Appreciation and YouthPass for his work. ...


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On September 29, 2018 the farewell event for Alex Hooikammer (Belgium) took place. Alex used to do volunteering in Gyumri within the framework of European Voluntary Service (EVS) programme, has been a volunteer at Gyumri “Youth Initiative Centre” for a year organizing activities within the framework of "Friday’s Café" and various events, taught English with non-formal methods at Nº 7 basic school and “Aster” kindergarten in Gyumri and implemented Diversity and Equality Week in Youth House . During the event, EVS Coordinator Mariam Gharagyozyan awarded the volunteer with a Certificate of Appreciation and YouthPass for his work.     ...


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On August 24, 2018 the farewell event for Merlin Seifert (Germany) took place.  ? ? Merlin used to do volunteering in Gyumri within the framework of European Voluntary Project (EVS) programme, has been a volunteer at Gyumri “Youth Initiative Centre” for a year organizing activities within the framework of "Friday’s Café" and various events, taught German with non-formal methods at Nº 3 basic school in Gyumri and led YIC German club. During the event, EVS Coordinator Mariam Gharagyozyan awarded the volunteer with a Certificate of Appreciation and YouthPass for her work....


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On June 25, 2018 the farewell event for  Amalie-Charlotte Reddi (Estonia) took place. Amalie used to do volunteering in Gyumri within the framework of European Voluntary Project (EVS) programme, has been a volunteer at Gyumri “Youth Initiative Centre” for a year organizing activities within the framework of "Friday’s Café" and various events, holding the Handicraft Club at the “Mush” Development Center, teaching English at the “ASTER” Child Development Center and assuming the responsibilities of the administrative assistant in the “Youth House” Open Youth Centre. During the event, EVS Coordinator Mariam Gharagyozyan awarded the volunteer with a Certif...


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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.              ...