The Culture of Volunteerism in Armenia. Is volunteering a noble act or waste of time?

By Anna Poghosyan

Living an active social life I have never asked myself this question “Do Armenians have the culture of volunteerism?” until a conversation with one of my German friends, who was a volunteer at the time in Moldova. She was telling me about her EVS in Moldova and suddenly added, “Oh, sorry I […]

From Soviet style brigades to present day volunteers in Azerbaijan- where we are with volunteering

By Arzu Geybullayeva

The concept of volunteering is a fairly new notion here in Azerbaijan. Unless you look at the Soviet period and the involvement of people, especially young people in various projects, community work and etc., through compulsory “brigade” style of work, volunteering in Azerbaijan is rather a new phenomenon.

Given the various types […]