Posts Tagged ‘national volunteer week’

Celebrating Volunteers in America

May 10th, 2017

National Volunteer Week 2017 may have passed, but it’s important to carry on the spirit of volunteerism throughout the year. During their time in the U.S., many of our au pairs develop a strong interest in volunteering, finding it both personally rewarding and a great part of the American culture. At Au Pair in America, […]

National Volunteer Week (Part 5 of 5): Be a good neighbor!

April 15th, 2016

As we reach the final installment of our five-part blog series for National Volunteer Week, today’s topic highlights volunteer opportunities close to home. We’re not talking about chores. Though many kids—and some adults, too—may think they do enough “volunteer work” helping out around the house. Responsibilities at home are not the same as volunteer efforts […]

National Volunteer Week (Part 4): Share a special talent!

April 14th, 2016

Organized volunteer events and activities appeal to certain people because of the cause, but the activity is often a big part of what motivates participation. For example, some people participate in charity walks for fitness and supporting a cause is just an added benefit; others walk motivated simply to support the cause. With this in […]

National Volunteer Week (Part 3): Make It a Game!

April 13th, 2016

When you identify a need within your local community and would like to help, a good first step is to reach out to existing organizations related to your cause for ideas and information. This is particularly true if your goal is to get children involved. Ask if they can provide materials and activities for kids […]

National Volunteer Week (Part 2): Go to the Park!

April 12th, 2016

Yesterday, we discussed principles behind volunteering to help get you thinking about volunteer activities for au pairs and host families. Today, and over the next few days, we will provide you with ideas and suggestions for volunteer activities for au pairs, parents and children. If you are interested in fun volunteering activities but haven’t found […]