Cultural exchange and volunteering with Au Pair friends

There are some extra adventures that Au Pairs can experience during their Au Pair year in the US, like the special moments of volunteering with friends.Au Pairs Philadelphia ISF

On Saturday, April 27th, 2019, the Au Pair team from Go Au Pair volunteered for the International Spring Festival in the Philadelphia area.

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Au Pairs from 10 countries: 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 volunteered to make face paintings and crafts with kids,  distribute balloons, and represent their countries. Au Pairs Philadelphia 2019 Volunteering

An Au Pair from Bucks County, Genesis volunteered in the US for the first time and enjoyed the opportunity of volunteering with other Au Pairs at the international festival. She said,”we  had a happy time with other Au Pairs, we got to know each of us, we worked as a team, we did different activities and we enjoyed every second in the international festival.”

Gen, who came from Ecuador, said,”The international festival was an incredible experience for each one of us! We learned about different cultures from each part of the world, we met people from different countries, we tried different food from different countries. We also could watch various dances from different countries and appreciate art.” Au Pairs Host family

“I  had a beautiful time with my host family and my host kids! It was a day of great joy!” said Gen.

Volunteering at the International Spring Festival together with other Au Pairs and Americans is one of the special moments that many Au Pairs will remember for a long time.

The 25th International Spring Festival

The Lansdale International Spring Festival is the largest FREE diversity event in the Philadelphia region. This year the Festival is celebrating its 25th year and is organized and hosted by volunteers.  Au Pairs from Go Au Pair will  also volunteer and offer free face painting, balloon twisting, making crafts and playing games with children.intwernational festival.png

The Festival will be indoor and outdoor and offer:

CHILDREN’S ACTIVITIES – Multicultural art projects – Food tasting from around the world – Try on cultural/ceremonial costumes – Passport Program – Play instruments from around the world

ENTERTAINMENT – Ethnic dance troupes – Music from around the world – Free raffles and prizes – Audience participation – New outdoor activities HEALTH FAIR – Free health screenings – Healthcare exhibits – Entertainer Sterlen Barr – Interactive exercises – Prevention education

INTERNATIONAL FOOD COURT Over fifteen ethnic cuisines are available for purchase at the Festival’s food court.

NATIONALITY AND VENDORS’ EXHIBITS Travel the world in a day and view exhibits in the Main Gym area.

STUDENT AFFAIRS WorldQwest Interactive Scavenger Hunt for young adults and etc.

Go Au Pair  will have two tables at the festival: for volunteering and representing Go Au Pair agency.  A lot of Au Pairs choose volunteering face painting for the kids. A few Au Pairs will do balloons twisting and making crafts/play with the kids.  Some Au Pairs desided fundraising for Make a Difference Foundation.
Participating country’s for the 2016  Festival include France, Mexico, Germany, Spain, Lebanon, India, Japan, Bangladesh, China, Brazil, Cambodia, South Korea, Poland, Italy, Egypt & Jordan. The mission of the International Spring Festival is to promote diversity and inclusion in the region through hosting the one-day cultural festival and through community outreach throughout the year.
Come join us on Saturday, April 16th from 11:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. at the North Penn High School, 1340 S. Valley Forge Road, Lansdale, PA 19446.

 

 

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