We are excited to announce the winners of our 2016 Au Pair Community Service Awards! These awards are a special way Au Pair in America celebrates au pairs making a difference through volunteer work—above and beyond their contributions as child care providers, students and cultural ambassadors enriching families across the country.
Our National Winners for the 2016 Au Pair Community Service Awards are:
Laura is an au pair from the United Kingdom living with a host family in Virginia. She donated time to helping children and families through community service as a volunteer at the University of Virginia Children’s Hospital.
Jessica is an au pair from the United Kingdom living with a host family in Connecticut. She served her community by collecting donations of clothing, blankets, backpacks and shoes; packaging these items and delivering them to homeless people in New York City.
Andrea is an au pair from Germany living with a host family in Pennsylvania. She earned this recognition by serving her host community as a volunteer firefighter.
In addition to the National Winners, Au Pair in America announces the winners of the 2016 Au Pair Community Service Awards at the state level:
|State||Winning Au Pair||Home Country|
|Georgia||Vania Bigatto Secon||Brazil|
|Hawaii||Miriam Carod Royo||Spain|
|New Jersey||Hannah Maier||Germany|
|New York||Abigail Anne Wilks||United Kingdom|
|North Carolina||Mijin Kim||South Korea|
|Texas||Sandra Robles Ortega||Colombia|
|Virginia||Diana Nunez Robles||Costa Rica|
|Washington, D.C.||Alicia Hammond||Jamaica|
Thanks to all of the au pairs that shared their volunteer stories with us and congratulations to this year’s winners. We know the real reward comes from helping others and the personal connections you make, but we also believe it’s important to acknowledge—and celebrate—the good work you do. On an even brighter note, your great experiences might even inspire others to volunteer in their community, so we encourage you to keep up the good work. It’s all pretty awesome!