How It Works

To begin your journey with Together4Armenia, simply create a free user profile as an Expert if you are an enthusiastic professional looking to become involved in a local initiative, or register as a Project if you are involved in a local initiative and are looking to reach out to the global Armenian community for additional expertise. Follow the prompted questions to ensure a partnership best matched to your goals and expertise.

Who is an Expert

Are you an individual in the Armenian community looking to contribute to the development of Armenia, but not sure how your skill sets are best put to use? You have come to the right place. Together4Armenia hosts local initiatives ranging from job creation to education and agricultural development in Armenia. The platform will use the information you enter to match you with the project best-oriented toward your interests and expertise.

How to become an Expert?

Create your profile!

Go through Easy Registration steps and create your profile in just 5 minutes. We will review, validate your account within 24 hours and notify you about it!

Complete your profile!

What do you want potential initiatives in Armenia to know about you? Describe yourself, your professional experience, and the change you hope to inspire in Armenia.

Connect!

Once you create your profile, you can browse through the list of available projects and find the ones that peak your interest. The platform provides a messaging feature so you can contact the project managers and learn more about your potential involvement.

Begin your partnership !

Your partnership with a local initiative in Armenia begins the moment you both agree to work together. If you like the project and are ready to provide consultancy pro-bono, click the “Become an Expert” button and let the work begin! Use your expertise to mentor by skyping, visiting them in Armenia, talking over the phone about mutual goals and expectations, and stay in touch on the progress you both make. The future is in your hands!

WHY BECOME AN EXPERT?

Leadership

Becoming an expert of the Together4Armenia platform offers several benefits for experts around the global Armenian community. Your engagement will allow you to contribute to your homeland in a unique and rewarding way, allowing you to see the direct impact on Armenia’s local development, and with it, to network with other professionals in the global Armenian community.

Mentoring skills

Working closely with local initiatives in Armenia provides the chance for you to develop valuable mentorship skills that will benefit both your partner, and your own career development.

Social Impact

The platform facilitates a better understanding of Armenia’s local context, and with it, offers incredible opportunities to make your contribution for a larger impact.

What is a Project?

Are you leading a local initiative in Armenia and are looking to expand and develop your project further, but are not sure how to reach out to global expertise? Welcome to your international knowledge hub.

How to register your project?

Create your profile!

Go through Easy Registration steps and create your profile in just 5 minutes. We will review, validate your account within 24 hours and notify you about it! Once your account has been validated, you can login and add one or more of your project initiatives.

Tell about your initiative!

What do you want the professionals from the global Armenian community to know about your initiative? What specific experts are you looking for? Be specific in creating your profile to find the perfect match in the Armenian Diaspora.

Connect!

Connect with an expert from the global Armenian diaspora matching your needs. Send a message through the platform signaling your interest in working together on your initiative. See if the expert is ready to contribute skills to your project.

Begin your partnership !

Once you and your partner have a mutual understanding of what you hope to achieve and what specific expertise and input you are requesting, you are ready to begin an exciting journey to grow and expand your project. Click the “Request Expertise” button to allow the matching happen. Be transparent, communicative, and forthcoming in order to get the most out of the partnership, and work together to bring Armenia one step closer to reaching its full potential!

WHY HAVE YOUR PROJECT IDEA ON OUR PLATFORM

Capacity Building

Sometimes the hardest part of gaining support for your project in the global Armenian community can be initial communication. The Together4Armenia platform offers a unique opportunity for you to begin a meaningful partnership and nurture it by coming up with creative and innovative solutions together, all while offering the chance to build your professional skills.

Global Connections

This is your chance to learn more about the implementation of various community projects and initiatives while building your network around the Armenian Diaspora worldwide. The exposure potential offered by the platform is yours to take.

Social Impact

The growth of your project ultimately brings the growth of Armenia forward. By embarking on this journey, you will be maximizing your contribution to the local community that benefits from your initiative.

General Frequently Asked Questions
What is Together4Armenia?
Together4Armenia is a free, easy-to-use platform designed to facilitate the transfer of knowledge and skills from the Armenian professionals around the world to local Armenian communities and organizations.
Who can register as an expert?
Armenian professionals living in Armenia and abroad who have expertise in a given sector and who are ready to volunteer pro bono by means of mentoring online or by travelling to Armenia’s regions can register as an expert on Together4Armenia platform.
Who can upload a project?
Any person, group of active citizens, start-up, initiative, NGO, or foundation that has a project in need of certain expertise in a relevant field can register its project on the platform and announce a call for experts.
Which organizations made Together4Armenia platform possible?
Created by the shared vision of the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) in Armenia and the Armenian General Benevolent Union (AGBU), Together4Armenia platform is co-funded by the European Union and implemented in partnership with the Mission East Armenia.
Is T4A a free platform?
Together4Armenia is an absolutely free platform that does not charge any registration or membership fee neither from the project initiator nor from the expert. On an exceptional basis and upon request, TFA can facilitate the in-country travel for experts.
For Experts
Getting started and account management
In which language shall I register?

You may register in any working language you feel comfortable - English, Armenian or Russian. You may choose to create all three profiles on your own or request translation from our support staff, so that the information is translated and available to the viewers.

How long does it take before my account is activated?

Once you are done with registration, it will typically take us 24 hours to review your profile, and we will notify you if your profile is approved, declined or we need more information for final approval.

Why have I not been accepted?

Your account may not have been verified if you are younger than 18 years old, you do not provide us the minimum required information about yourself or you do not have the minimum set of knowledge and experience necessary for volunteering. All terms of use apply to expert profiles.

How can I edit my profile?

You can make changes on your profile page once it has been verified by us and appears on the website. Log In with the link provided in the verification email sent to you, go to your profile page and click on the edit tool.

I cannot login to my account

If you have a problem with logging into your account, click on the “I forgot my password” option. You will be asked to reset your password. Choose a strong password that you haven't already used with this account.
If you will still have a trouble with signing in, contact us at [email protected] .

How can I deactivate my account?

To deactivate your account, head to your profile page, click the “Deactivate my account” button and follow the steps to confirm deactivation. When your profile is deactivated, project initiators won’t be able search or get in touch with you. You can reactivate your account at any time by logging in with your email and password and requesting to reactivate your account.

Volunteering for a project
How to start searching for projects?

Our automatic search engine on Project page will help you find all projects that match to your expertise.
Simply go through the filtered projects’ pages, study its background history, the goal and needs, and start a conversation with the project if you feel that you would like to volunteer for it.

Can I volunteer for more than one project?

You can volunteer for as many projects as you wish, depending on your availability and the exact coincidence of your expertise with project needs.

Can I volunteer for a project if I have little expertise in the required field?

You can volunteer for a project if you have at least 1 year of experience in a certain field. However, the final acceptance of your expertise will be judged by the project initiator and depend on the complexity of the task.

Volunteering on site and online

On the Together4Armenia platform, you can volunteer both through travelling to Armenia and through online tools.
As you register, make sure you check the box of your preferred means of consultancy so that the project initiator is aware of your volunteering status.

Communication
Communication between experts and projects in general

Together4Armenia platform is a tool that promotes, facilitates and encourages direct communication between project initiators and experts. It works on the principle of matching the professional knowledge of an experienced specialist with the community needs that appear up as projects.
Both project initiators and experts are equipped with “Start a conversation” function that allows to start a private chat and fill all the missing information about each other.
Together4Armenia does not carry the responsibility if either side chooses not to respond to each other.

How can I communicate with a project?

The easiest way to get in touch with the project initiator for clarification of questions is to start a conversation through web-based chat tool.

How can I communicate with the T4A team?

You can get in touch with us through dropping an email at [email protected], writing to our Facebook page, or calling us at: +374 … … …

Can I reject a project?

You can reject a project if you have changed your mind, your plans or if you feel you would not like to work for that project or with that project team.
In this case, it is under the expert's responsibility to make sure their decision is communicated directly through the profile.
*Please keep in mind that explaining the reasons for choosing not to go on volunteering for a project can help the project initiator or their team.

Am I obliged to accept the expert’s advice?

You are not absolutely obliged to accept the expert’s advice if you feel it does not support the realization of your project.
But, please keep in mind that it is your responsibility to explain the reasons for choosing not to accept the expert’s advice.

How many hours of volunteering is required from the experts?

Generally, project initiators define the exact task and duration of consultancy their project needs when they register their project.
However, you may still get in touch with the project initiator for the clarification of your work schedule.

Fees and requirements
Does T4A charge any fees for registration?

Together4Armenia is an absolutely free platform that does not charge any registration or membership fee.

Does T4A charge any fees from the experts?

Together4Armenia is an absolutely free platform that does not charge any registration or membership fee from the expert.

For Projects
Getting started and Account Management
In which language shall I register my project idea?

You may register in any working language you feel comfortable - English, Armenian or Russian. You may choose to create all three profiles on your own or request translation from our support staff, so that the information is translated and available to the viewers.

How long does it take before my account is activated?

Once you are done with registration, it will typically take us 24 hours to review your profile, and we will notify you if your profile is approved, declined or we need more information for final approval.

Why have I not been accepted?

Your account may not have been verified if you do not provide us the minimum required information at your profile page, raise suspicion according to the T4A terms of use, and do not amend your profile per our notification within the given period of time.

How can I edit my profile and project page?

You can make changes on your profile page once it has been verified by us and appears on the website. You need to log in with the link sent to you as a verification email, go to your profile page, complete and edit as you wish.

I cannot login to my account

If you have a problem with logging into your account, click on the “I forgot my password” option. You will be asked to reset your password. Choose a strong password that you haven't already used with this account.
If you will still have a trouble with signing in, contact us at [email protected] .

How can I deactivate my account?

To deactivate your account, head to your Profile page, click the “Deactivate my account” button and follow the steps to confirm deactivation. When your profile is deactivated, experts won’t be able search or get in touch with you. You can reactivate your account at any point by logging in with your email and password and requesting to reactivate your account.

How many projects can I upload?

You may upload as many project ideas that could benefit from additional expertise.
Bear in mind that any project you upload will be verified before it appears on your profile page. You will get notification from platform administration if your project needs to be completed, amended or it is approved.

How long can my projects remain on the platform?

Your projects will remain on the platform for no longer than 1 year. Notifications will be sent every 6 months from the T4A team asking you to update information on your project. The more up-to-date your project is, the higher the chance of receiving adequate expertise.

Expert engagement
How to find an expert?

Our automatic search engine on Expert page will help you find the expert(s) that matches best to the needed expertise of your project.
Simply go to the Experts page, fill in the search box information and check the results one by one. Once you find the best match for you, submit a request or start a conversation with the expert right away!

How many experts can I engage in my project?

Any number of experts whose expertise matches to your project needs and who agree to volunteer for your project and who you accept, may be engaged into your project.

Can I choose my experts?

You have the authority to choose an expert and reject another expert ready to volunteer for your project. However, make sure to communicate the clear reasons to the expert before rejection.

Communication
Communication between experts and projects in general

Together4Armenia platform is a tool that promotes, facilitates and encourages direct communication between project initiators and experts. It works on the principle of matching the professional knowledge of an experienced specialist with the community needs that appear up as projects.
Both project initiators and experts are equipped with “Start a conversation” function that allows to start a private chat and fill all the missing information about each other.
Together4Armenia does not carry the responsibility if either side chooses not to respond to each other.

How can I communicate with the expert?

The easiest way to get in touch with the expert for a discussion of questions is to start a conversation through web-based chat tool.

How can I communicate with the T4A team?

You can get in touch with us through dropping an email at [email protected]com, writing to our Facebook page, or calling us at: +374 … … …

Can I reject an expert?

You can reject an expert if you have decided to quit with the project, if the necessary expertise have altered or if you feel you would not like to work with the expert.
In this case, it is under the project initiator’s responsibility to make sure the decision is communicated directly to the expert.
*Please keep in mind that explaining the reasons for choosing not to work with the expert can help the expert in the future.

Fees and requirements
Does T4A charge any fees for registration?

Together4Armenia is an absolutely free platform that does not charge any registration or membership fee.

Does T4A charge any fees from project initiators?

Together4Armenia is an absolutely free platform that does not charge any registration or membership fee from the project initiator.

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