It is an exciting time for the local area Au Pairs in RI, CT and MA. We are actively recruiting new Host Families who are looking to host an au pair to meet their crazy scheduling and childcare needs. Could you be one of those active and busy families?
Many au pairs travel during their off-duty time, as part of the allure of coming to America is seeing all of those iconic places like New York City or Chicago or Daytona Beach or Los Angeles. If you follow Go Au Pair Providence on Facebook, you will see that we have some pretty fantastic and adventurous au pairs in our local cluster. We are lucky to have a growing group of young, international caregivers who are so bright and eager.
In addition to providing a cultural childcare experience for their Host Family and taking courses at an American college or university, au pairs often look for volunteer experiences. Please take a minute to visit fellow-LAR (from Bucks County, PA) Polina’s blog, where she has written about many volunteer opportunities she’s organized for her group. When they return home, au pairs’ range of different experiences here in the US are invaluable, and the young people we have in the Au Pair Program are highly motivated to get the most from this experience. I would like to take a few minutes to detail some great local opportunities for au pairs and direct you about how to find some in your area.
First, check with your local town or city hall to see if they offer any volunteer experiences, such as at the local community center, elderly centers or parks. Also, if you have children in school, check with the principal or classroom teacher to see if there are volunteer opportunities available in your child’s school. Schools are often thrilled to have au pairs come and show the class something unique from their culture or even come to help out in class or read to the children. Usually, a simple BCI check at the local police station is enough to get permission.
Second, there are websites out there, like VolunteerMatch.org and Idealist.org who can match you with non-profit agencies and causes in any city and state. You could even donate your time, technology or knowledge at sites like InterConnection,org, who can always use more help.There are many established and worthy agencies and causes, locally and worldwide. Habitat for Humanity offers opportunities in RI, CT and MA. Feed My Starving Children has mobile lunch-packing events coming up in CT and MA in 2016. In Rhode Island, we have ServeRhodeIsland.org as a local resource for volunteer ideas.
I would love to help organize a group of volunteers or help you find a worthy cause. If you would like more information about hosting an au pair or about volunteer opportunities for au pairs, or anyone, in RI and nearby CT and MA, please contact me, Joan Lowell, your Go Au Pair Local Area Representative, at 401.309.1925 or firstname.lastname@example.org. You can register for free online and begin viewing our over 300 available au pair candidates for free!