Volunteers are responsible for the cost of their accommodations and personal living expenses.
AVC volunteers choose the type of living arrangement best suited to their needs:
- living with a host family,
- renting an apartment, or
- staying with family or friends.
Living with a host family
Those who live with a local host family during their service maximize their experience by immersion in everyday Armenian life. Volunteers gain a deeper understanding of local culture and family life in Armenia by staying with a host family.
AVC can arrange a home stay with a carefully selected and pre-screened family who will provide a room and breakfast. For an additional amount, host families can provide other services, such as extra meals and laundry.
We recommend the home stay option for all volunteers - especially those not fluent in Armenian, as it provides a means of quickly improving one’s language skills.
AVC does not take responsibility for finding apartments for those who wish to rent. We can, however, provide a list of contacts that will aid in the search. Although this option is generally more expensive, some volunteers do choose independent housing.