In observance of International Volunteer Day, on December 5, 2010, the Armenian Volunteer Corps (AVC) organized, “One More Day for Yerevan,” a partial Yerevan city clean to help keep the city clean and enhance a community of engaged citizens.
Joining AVC volunteers in observing International Volunteer Day were volunteers from a wide range of organizations including the Armenian Red Cross Society, Eurasia International University, Professionals for Civil Society, and the Manana Youth Center—where AVC volunteer Sima Cunningham (USA) was serving.
Sima spent three months utilizing her musical talents to creatively teach English at the Manana Youth Center and she encouraged her students to spend the day volunteering with AVC.
Volunteers began early in the morning gathering at several places including at the Paregamoutyuan Metro Station, the Alexander Tamanyan Monument, the Armenian Red Cross Society and Eurasia International University. They made their way to the American University of Armenia where Karen Aghababyan, Director of the Acopian Center for the Environment, addressed volunteers stressing how important their service was to helping promote an environmentally friendly and clean community.
Supporters of the successful community service project include Yerevan City Hall and Jean Jacques Ajamian – Sanga Est. Yerevan City Hall arranged for the pick-up of the garbage and Sanga Est supplied the garbage bags.