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Stories from Armenia

Every Peace Corps Volunteer has a story to tell. Read stories from Volunteers about what it's like to live and work in Armenia.

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A Peace Corps Volunteer teaching in Armenia.
A man stands in front of an ancient tomb

Peace Corps’ Virtual Service provides U.S. citizens with the unique opportunity to donate their professional skills and remotely support counterparts abroad. Early pilot participants were returned Peace Corps Volunteers, five of whom were also AmeriCorps alumni. These dedicated individuals share why there’s no set or linear path when it comes to serving communities.

Four Volunteers walk together towards a mountain on their vacation in Malawi

Peace Corps’ Virtual Service provides a unique opportunity for U.S. citizens to donate their services and collaborate online with counterparts abroad on short-term projects. Early pilot participants were also returned Peace Corps Volunteers and for many, engaging online with dedicated counterparts inspired them to serve once more in person.

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The opportunity to serve Armenia again through the Virtual Service Pilot struck me as something I didn't know I was looking for.

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Evacuating from Armenia was disappointing, but returning virtually to support Armenian students has kept me connected to a place I hope to return to.

flowers in Armenia

I realized this was my opportunity to give something substantial — not a mere token of appreciation, but something akin to what I’d been given when I’d been a volunteer: time.

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Serving with the Peace Corps was my dream as I grew up in Kazakhstan.

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I was a 7 year old in Detroit when President John F. Kennedy was assassinated. I can still remember my teacher screaming and crying after hearing the news.

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The video highlights a little bit of what our 27th group trainees experienced during their pre-service training in Ararat Region, Armenia.

VIDEO: A day in the life in Armenia
Mandy Manning Armenia

It may come as a surprise that the National Teacher of the Year never set out to be a teacher. 

Julissa In Armenia

The Linking Identities, Forming Trust (LIFT) Committee has created a safe space for other Volunteers and I to be able to participate in a cultural exchange with Armenian youth and adults. 

Sam Sullivan
Maya, Black in Armenia

Maria Arevalo
Diamond Challenge
VIDEO: Highlighting home in Armenia