SERVICE Armenia 2021 (June 30 to July 18, 2021) Open to participants ages 17 to 23.
SERVICE Armenia Young Professionals Summer (July 16 to August 1) Open to participants ages 24 to 45.
SERVICE Armenia Young Professionals Fall (October 15 to 31) Open to participants ages 24 to 45.
“Each year SERVICE Armenia connects young people from throughout the United States to one another and to the homeland in a meaningful and lasting way,” said Peter Abajian, Executive Director of The Paros Foundation. “Because of strong interest from young professionals to travel to Armenia too, we added these SERVICE Armenia Young Professional trip dates, and are looking forward to extending this awesome experience to their age group as well.”In 2019, the SERVICE Armenia group worked on projects including the Talin Music School in the town of Talin, the school in the village of Zorakan, the Debi Arach Children’s Center in Gyumri and at the Nor Hachn Museum in the village of Nor Hachn. In addition to these projects, the group implemented orphan excursions for children from the Yerevan Children’s Home and the Kharpert Home for Special Children. SERVICE Armenia participants assembled food packets and distributed them to 50 families in need. Applications are now available on The Paros Foundation’s website for SERVICE Armenia 2021 at www.parosfoundation.org. The program includes tours to historic, religious and cultural sites in Armenia, English speaking staff and guides, safe and well-located accommodations and transportation combined with interesting cultural and educational activities that will ensure all will have an engaging and memorable experience. The program is open to both Armenians and non-Armenians wishing to participate in this once in a lifetime opportunity. Knowledge of the Armenian language is not required. Join us and create a lifetime of great memories and friends. The deadline to submit the completed application is May 15. Applicants are encouraged to apply early. Contact Peter Abajian at (310) 400-9061 for more information.
The deadline to submit the completed application is May 15. Applicants are encouraged to apply early. Contact Peter Abajian at (310) 400-9061 for more information.
June 30th – July 18th, 2021 This trip will be two weeks with the same programming as past years. Participants aged 17-23 will serve, tour, and play in Armenia.
Summer: July 16th – August 1st, 2021 Fall: October 15th – October 31st, 2021 This new trip is created for young professionals who want to tour Armenia while participating in service work with other young adults. We can work with participants to engage in Armenia within their professional areas as well. For example, a teacher can spend a day at an Armenian school volunteering. Participant fees are $2,100 per person for single occupancy or $1,650 per person for double occupancy (including a $300 charitable contribution towards defraying service project costs), not including airfare.
Covid 19 Protocol Applicants are strongly encouraged to participate only if they have been vaccinated against Covid-19. The healthcare system in Armenia is overwhelmed and therapeutic treatments may not be available if you contract Covid 19. If you become ill with Covid 19, please note you will be quarantined at your own expense and will not be able to participate in the SERVICE Armenia program, and your fees will not be reimbursed. A clear PCR test result will be required upon arrival at the airport in Armenia (if you have already not taken one within 72 hours of your departure.)