An International Volunteer Day 2013: YOUNG.GLOBAL.ACTIVE.

December 5 was designated as an International Volunteer Day (IVD) by the United Nations in 1985 to celebrate the power of volunteering.  An International Volunteer Day has been celebrated around the world. The slogan of the International Volunteer Day 2013 is Young. Global. Active. tagline_ENG

According to VOLUNTEER ACTION COUNTS campaign, ” On International Volunteer Day (IVD) 2013, we not only celebrate and recognize volunteerism in all its facets – but pay special tribute to the contribution of youth volunteers in global peace and sustainable human development. For IVD 2013 we celebrate globally that young people act as the agents of change in their communities. On 5 December, 2013 join us in recognizing all volunteers’ commitment and applaud hundreds of millions of people who volunteer to make the world a better place.”

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There’s no better way to celebrate the power of volunteering than to volunteer! Two weeks ago a group of the Au Pairs from Go Au Pair volunteered at the Philadelphia Marathon and helped raise funds for the American Cancer Society.

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“Young. Global. Active.” was the best description of our volunteering team- the group of the passionate and energetic Au Pairs from Brazil, China, Colombia, Salvador, Ecuador, Germany, Panama, South Africa, Mexic0, France, Spain and Cameroon. Go Au Pair agency helps the Au Pairs have the best cultural exchange experience during the Au Pair program. Many Au Pairs are very enthusiastic and motivated to change the world for the better. The marathon was where the Au Pairs had an opportunity to start.

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Monica, an Au Pair from Colombia, shared her volunteer experience, “It’s unbelievable how you give a little bit of your time to others, and they can give you so much energy and so much happiness.”

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VOLUNTEER ACTION COUNTS  invite all volunteers—present, past and future to show the world- volunteering matters.

Please share your stories – Your action counts.

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