Au Pairs volunteering as a team.

Volunteering as a team brings Au Pairs together and allows to discover another side of the American life. Volunteering is a very popular activity in the US.  Americans use some of their free time to volunteer and say that volunteering is fun and makes them feel happier. Volunteering is also an opportunity to make new connections and became a part of the community. It helps the Au Pairs get a rich cultural exchange experience which is a goal of the Au Pair program.

This year we are going to volunteer for the International Spring Festival  on Saturday, April 27th 2019 for the fifth time.

The Au Pair team from Go Au Pair will volunteer face painting, distribute balloons, make crafts with kids and represent many countries. There will be a huge cultural diversity Brazilian Au Pairs, Chinese Au Pairs, Colombian Au Pairs, Salvadorian Au Pairs,  Ecuadorian Au Pairs, Ukrainian Au Pairs, Argentinian Au Pairs, South African Au Pairs, Mexican Au Pairs, and French Au Pairs.

Au Pairs meeting in Philadelphia library 2019 year

Au Pairs are going to volunteer for the International Spring Festival  on April 27, 2019 for the fifth time.

We also will have Go Au Pair host children team! Thank you to the Host Families and Go Au Pair agency for supporting our teams!

Many Au Pairs are very enthusiastic and motivated to change the word for the better. To start changing the world, we may need only to directly impact the lives of a few people.

Small steps… but here is a start – volunteering at the International Spring Festival.
Come join us volunteering and/or enjoying the unique Festival which has been organized by international team!

Chinese New Year Celebration

 

2016 Chinese New Year falls on February 8, and it is the Year of the Monkey according to Chinese zodiac. Chinese New Year celebration is the most important annual event for Chinese people and has more than 4,000 years of history.  Since we have many Chinese Au Pairs in our cluster we are looking forward to celebrate Chinese New Year with them.Happy new year

We are going to get together and join Chinese New Year celebration at Penn Museum in Philadelphia on Saturday, January 30, 2016, at 12:00 pm. It will be a great chance to experience the traditional Chinese customs and meet new Au Pairs.

The Penn Museum has a Chinese New Year celebration every year. It is a special show that held in the China Gallery and throughout the international galleries of Museum.Au Pairs celebration at penn museum

The Au Pair cluster in Bucks County and Philadelphia joined that event in 2014, we learn a lot and had so much fun at the event. We enjoyed traditional music and dance, tai chi and tangram workshops, and Kung Fu demonstrations. We liked the Grand Finale Lion Dance Parade the most.

During the Chinese New Year, people greet each other by saying “Gong Xi Fa Cai” (恭禧發財), which means “may you be happy and prosperous” or “zhù nǐ hǎo yùn” (祝你好运) that means “wish you good luck.”

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Gong Xi Fa Cai (恭禧發財),  zhù nǐ hǎo yùn” (祝你好运).

Wish you luck in the Year of the Monkey!

猴年大吉

 

 

Walking tour with Free and Friendly Tours in Philadelphia

On Saturday,  11.07.2015 we had an Au Pair meeting in the Center City of Philadelphia.  Au Pairs from Go Au Pair cluster and their friends took a walking tour “The Billy Penn” in Philadelphia. We had a fantastic experience with Free and Friendly Tours and our guide Mark. We enjoyed the informative and fun tour, the lovely places in Philly and the beautiful fall. We will definitely take another tour.Au Pairs walking tour 3Please enjoy the guest post by Au Pair Aline from Brazil

Last Saturday, all the au pairs met for an interesting walking tour in Philadelphia. There were more than 20 Au Pairs- Chinese Au PairsColombian Au Pairs, Ecuadorian Au PairsAustralian Au PairsSouth African Au PairsMexican Au Pairs, and Au Pairs from other countries and their friends.Au pairs on the tour 1The weather was pretty good, kind of cold, but nice to walk and take pictures.Au Pairs walking tour

We had a fun tour guide, his name is Mark. He was so smart telling usall the things behind the history and he put fun inside his history – such a good time Mark, thank you for our tour.Au pairs on the tour 2

All the girls couldn’t fell in love with the fall and special places in Philadelphia.Au pairs on the tour 6

Everybody took a lot of pics! Let’s share the moment with you.Au Pairs walking tour 1

Cultural exchange Au Pair meeting

Au Pair’s events are cultural exchange meetings which promote cultural awareness, help gain international experience, strengthen interest in other cultures, history and inspire to learn.

Au pair meeting at Village Renaissance Faire

Come join Chinese Au PairsColombian Au PairsSalvadorian Au Pairs,  Ecuadorian Au PairsAustralian Au PairsSouth African Au PairsMexican Au Pairs, and Au Pairs from other countries at The Village Renaissance Fair, 557 Penns Park Rd, Newtown, PA 18940 on Sunday, September 20, 2015, at 12:00 pm.The Village Renaissance Faire

The Village Renaissance Faire is a recreation of a 12th through 16th century village named Penn’s Park and consists of eight stages and various sets: Merchant Squares, Living History Pavilions, Food Courts, Gaming area, Multi-cultural enclaves, Craft Corners, and Kid’s Kingdom.

Please join the Au Pairs and Host Families from Go Au Pair. This is a special occasion for a celebration of international friendship and meeting new people which leading to new friendships.

Come to see the arts, the town, and the knights.Y Dress up- you can be part of the show.

Au Pairs cultural exchange meeting.

Au Pair’s meetings increase interest in other cultures, arts, religions and inspire to learn. Our next event, the Tour at Glencairn museum, is all about a discovery and learning new things. Glencairn Museum is a museum of religious art and history, a member of the Bryn Athyn Historic District, a National Historic Landmark.English: The exterior of the Glencairn Museum ...

The museum has a unique art collections, including ancient Egyptian, ancient Greek and Roman, medieval Christian, Islamic, Asian, and American Indian. Also, Pitcairn’s collection of medieval stained glass and sculpture is considered to be one of the country’s finest. The museum even has the exhibition of Marc Chagall arts. There are a lot to explore!

We also will explore Bryn Athyn Cathedral

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After the tour, we will have a farewell picnic. This is a special occasion to wish a safe trip home to the Au Pairs who are leaving, welcome new Au Pairs and celebrate international friendship.
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Please, come on Saturday, July 11, 2015 at 2:00 pm and join Au Pairs from Philadelphia and Bucks County as we celebrate an international friendship and cultural exchange.

Meet Chinese Au PairsColombian Au PairsSalvadorian Au Pairs,  Ecuadorian Au PairsGerman  Au Pairs, Australian Au PairsSouth African Au PairsMexican Au Pairs, and Au Pairs from other countries, read about cultural exchange your family can get when joining the program.

Joining the program can be a life-changing experience for your family.

Climbing up with the Au Pair friends.

The Au Pair program’s mission is to build friendships, learn other cultures and gain new experience. The Philadelphia,  Bucks County Go Au Pair cluster has many activities where Au Pairs get to know each other better, meet the Local Area Representative (me), have fun, learn something new and make friends.Go Au Pair at the International festival Zumba

The Au Pairs would like to try something new and they are looking for a unique adventure and challenges. The rock climbing often helps to overcome the own fear and  learn to master many challenges. A few Au pairs tried climbing at the Rock Gym and love this experience. They asked to have our next meeting an adventure rock climbing with friends.Rock Gym

On Saturday,  May 30, 2015  at 3:00 pm many Au Pairs are going to the Doylestown indoor rock climbing gym and adventure facility in the north Philadelphia area and Bucks County. Chinese Au PairsColombian Au PairsSalvadorian Au Pairs,  Ecuadorian Au PairsGerman  Au Pairs, Australian Au PairsSouth African Au PairsMexican Au Pair, Ukrainian Au Pair will make an international team and climb up together.

Practice

Practice

If you’re craving adventure and excitement, looking forward to meeting new people and a great workout, then come join us at the Rock Gym. Climb up to build new skills and new connections!

 

Au Pair cultural exchange program.

The Au Pair program is a cultural  exchange program. Go Au Pair does everything to help their Au Pairs get a rich cultural exchange experience.  There is a local support from Local Area Representatives who hold cultural meetings and special programs for Au Pairs from Go Au Pair “Bed and Breakfast” or “Au Pair Sis” programs.

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The Au Pair program helps Au pairs learn about American culture. For young people considering to visit the US, Au Pair is an exciting and rewarding cultural exchange experience. They make international friends and their host family often becomes their second family abroad.Au Pair friends

The Au Pairs attend Au Pairs meetings  and meet other Au Pairs. Go Au Pair recruits Au Pairs from many countries, Au pairs  learn from a huge cultural diversity around them. Right now there are Brazilian Au PairsChinese Au PairsColombian Au PairsSalvadorian Au PairsEcuadorian Au PairsPanamanian Au PairsSouth African Au PairsMexican Au Pairs, Cameroonian Au PairAu Pairs Bucks County, NJ, Philly

All Au Pairs attend American schools and meet students around the worlds and polish their English.Au pair Go  Au pair in class

They explore the country and  learn American culture firsthand.  Au Paiirs goaupair

American culture is a mix of  traditions from around the world since it is a country of immigrants.go-au-pair-at-the-picnic

The United States is a great place for cultural exchange because there are a lot of opportunities to learn about other ways of life.

Host families and Au Pairs BBQ party in Bucks County.

Have you had the opportunity to  share the meal with the people around the world recently?  Fortunately, I have this opportunity often as do many host families who are the Au Pair program participants.

Recently,  Au Pairs and Host families got together at the Core Creek Park in Bucks County for BBQ, fun and fundraising.support Autism

There were  Chinese Au PairsColombian Au PairsSalvadorian Au PairsEcuadorian Au PairsSouth African Au PairsMexican Au Pairs, German Au Pairs, Ukrainian Au Pairs  at the BBQ.  They were serving as their country’s citizen ambassador at our meeting. Many open-minded American families participated as well.Au Pair friends

Many different people gathered together, all connected by the  Au Pair Program.  Sharing the food and spending time together gives everyone the opportunity to learn something new and have fun for the Au Pairs and Host families. People around the table showed  tolerance and respect to each culture and heritage and served as a positive example to the people around the world.Au Pair Bucks County event

The Au Pairs and Host families made the meeting special. You can feel a friendship, support, love, appreciation, and respect.Au Pairs in Bucks County

The next fundraising event has already been planned. Au Pairs are going to be fundraising at the Rice’s market, Bucks County next month. Please check out and join the facebook page for Au Pairs volunteering in the USA to follow our journey.

Au Pairs from Philadelphia found a way to help the community

Recently, Au Pairs from Go Au Pair agency volunteered at the Philadelphia Flower Show. They were wearing lovely Go Au Pair t-shirts and worked as the Go Au Pair team. Volunteering as a team allowed Au Pairs to experience American culture, culture of other countries and have fun. 

The Philadelphia Flower Show

Chinese Au PairsColombian Au PairsSalvadorian Au PairEcuadorian Au Pair,  South African Au PairsMexican Au Pair, Ukranian Au Pair worked together in that international team. The Au Pairs have a lot of fun working with others Au Pairs from Go Au Pair the Philadelphia and NJ cluster and making new friends.

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The Au Pairs met new people, while they were helping the show guests make beautiful floral headbands, pins, bracelets, and other fun accessories. It was a great opportunity for cultural exchange, a goal of the Au Pair program. 

Aupairs creation at the Philadelphia Flower Show

Everyone in the Make and Take Room was very creative.

Au Pair made a floral headband

Au Pairs were wearing beautiful Go Au Pair T-shirts and explaining about the Au Pairs program.

Au Pair Philadelphia

 Cherry and Jackie were the first who welcomed the Show guests.

Au Pairs volunteering

Annie and Joana are very talented. They made very lovely floral headbands and pins. There was a line of the show guests to get their assistance.

Au pair Annie volunteering

Everyone enjoyed volunteering. Karla and Joana were busy cutting the flowers.

Au Pairs  Philadelphia Karla and JoanaFlowers flowers, flowers. Zoe and Adriana were helping to find the right one and made a composition.

Go Au Pair team is volunteering in Philadelphia Show

 Ophelia worked till 8 pm, helped many people, and didn’t want to leave the volunteering place. Adrina was there too.

She also made friends with two ladies.

Au Pair Philadelphia

It was a valuable cultural exchange experience meeting many people, helping others, learn from others and having fun as well. There were several florist designers that taught how to create the flower arts projects. The creative work, beautiful flowers, and exciting spirit in the “Make and Take” room made everyone happy.Go Au Pair team is volunteering in Philadelphia

The Au Pairs enjoyed the opportunities to volunteer in America. Volunteering with friends is one of the special moments that Au Pairs will remember for a long time.

Read more about volunteering at the Philadelphia Flower Show from Ophelia’s Diary.

Helping the community with my Au Pairs friends.

Au Pairs volunteered for the Philadelphia Flower Show

Exploring the Philadelphia Flower Show.

An Au Pair in Excellence from Philadelphia.

What is the best proof that parents are happy with the quality of their kid’s childcare? I think that the best proof of great child care is the families desire to recognize their Au Pairs by spending time writing very special words about them.

Au pair volunteering at the Philadelphia Flower Show

“Ophelia has been a precious addition to our family”, wrote Ophelia’s host mom in her nomination essay. ” Between her devotion to Theo, her delicious dumplings, her boundless optimism and positivity, and her simple dependability, Ophelia has enriched our lives and enabled us to pursue our dream of having a family during graduate school. Just as Theo is growing up with Ophelia, Ophelia has grown to be an indispensable part of our lives. We cannot express how grateful we are to have her with us”.Au Pair from China with her host child

 The Mintz family, a host family from Philadelphia, nominated their Au Pair Ophelia from China for the IAPA Au Pair of the Year Award in 2014.

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Many Au Pairs from Philadelphia cluster have brought true richness to their family’s daily lives, went above-and-beyond in their roles, and made a significant difference in the lives of the children for whom they care.  Four Au Pairs from China out of five Chinese Au Pairs from our cluster were awarded this year: the Au Pairs  Ophelia,  Adriana,  Hui and Diana.

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Ophelia is very mature and responsible.  She built very good relationships with her host family and the extended family as well.  She likes to spend time caring for her host child Theo. Recently Theo turned one and  Ophelia dedicated a video to Theo.

Ophelia is very active, she has participated in many Au Pair’s activities, volunteering, and teaching English to seniors.

An Au Pair volunteering

Ophelia has had so many good memories together with her host family, many of which have been memorialized  in Ophelia diary.

Go Au Pair team volunteered in Philadelphia

Go Au Pair agency believes that Ophelia and other Au Pairs are truly excellent, and their hard work deserve to be recognized. The agency recognized six Au Pairs from our cluster out of 22 Au Pairs from Go Au Pair cluster in the Philadelphia, Bucks County and NJ area. Read a press release Au Pairs in Excellence Nomination- Au Pairs stand out.psb-26

Huge congratulations on being nominated for the IAPA Au Pair of the Year Award and being recognized as an Au Pair in Excellence, Ophelia! Good Luck with you life journey!

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