Armenian Cultural Fund in Hungary was founded in 1995. Since 2005 volunteers took an active role in Fund’s activities and in different cultural events. In the scope of the European Voluntary Service , which lasts one year, the volunteers have the opportunity to take part in different cultural events organized by Armenian Cultural Fund, where they can obtain knowledge, achieve goals and gain various skills.
Armenian Cultural Fund finds the participation in “Youth in Action” project important, as it provides the opportunity to expand the cultural involvement of the young generation.
Volunteers involved in the Fund’s activities get the opportunity to take part in various cultural events, exhibitions and national memorial days, as well as different festivals. Moreover, by writing and translating news and articles about Diaspora, cultural figures, and traditions, publishing these on the www.armenians.hu website, volunteers have the possibility to develop their skills not only in this area, but also promote public awareness.
During the one year voluntary service there are usually included two trainings organized by European Voluntary Service, in which volunteers from different countries share their skills, bridge the cultures, traditions and get acquainted with each other.
In the scope of the Armenian Cultural Fund’s volunteering activities, Ani Hasratyan and Vardanush Tovmasyan had their involvement and share from 2017 to 2018. This one year of volunteering was filled with various cultural projects and events, of which Armenian Diaspora’s first festival deserves attention. Volunteers took part in this festival, which lasted two months and included not only Hungarian cities, but also Transylvania’s old Armenian Gheorgheni city. Ani and Vardanush also had their participation in the article dedicated to the Armenian days, festivals, exhibitions and miniature painting classes organized for children. All these events were illustrated and published as an article by the volunteers in Armenian Cultural Fund’s official website: www.armenians.hu.
This one year of voluntary service was not only saturated with lots of cultural events, striking impressions, but moreover gaining and developing the skills, which will definitely affect on the future achievements of the volunteers.