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Young diasporan Armenians have been wondering what they can do to help Armenia now that the barriers have been lifted. The doors have been opened for Armenians from abroad to become a positive physical presence in the homeland. It is now possible for young Armenians to spend a few weeks during the summer assisting where it is needed most, in border towns and war-torn villages in Armenia and Nagorno-Karabagh. Motivated individuals in search of a summer experience to enrich their lives should participate in the AYF Youth Corps program.
Armenia and Nagorno-Karabagh supplying the manpower to villages where residents are attempting to rebuild their lives. Aside from supplying real, positive assistance to our brethren in Armenia, participants will experience the homeland in the most meaningful way. Their hard work will become one more building block in the progress of our nation. AYF Youth Corps participants will spend time sightseeing in both Armenia and Karabagh. AYF Youth Corps participants can look forward to visiting such places as Sardarabad, Etchmiadzin, Karni, Keghart, Kantsasar, Khor Virab, Mt. Ararat, and other sights of historical and cultural significance.
To know more about what the cost fee covers and doesn't, please contact the organization at ayf@AYFwest.org
Limitations on Eligibility: Participants shall not have previously received a travel fellowship from Birthright Armenia, directly or via a cooperating program. Former citizens of Armenia are only eligible if they can prove by official documentation that they left Armenia before the age of 12.
To know about the arrangements of room and food, please contact the organization at ayf@AYFwest.org
Visas: Each Birthright Armenia participant is responsible for securing their own visa to enter Armenia. You can secure your visa in one of two ways: