Cultural Care Au Pair is dedicated to helping au pairs make the most of their time in the USA—and one of the best ways to do that is by becoming an Ambassador!
Our Ambassador Program is a platform for au pairs who are passionate about cultural exchange and getting involved in the community to help others on their program, while in turn helping themselves! Ambassadors are given exclusive opportunities for media exposure and professional development. And above all, they’re given the chance to make even more friends from around the world.
Curious to know more about what it means to be a Global Ambassador for Cultural Care? Read on for our special Q&A with Jess Hurley, Director of the Ambassador Program.
A: Sure thing! I like running up mountains, shirts with cats on them and dad jokes. I am originally from Boston and recently moved back from living in Luzern, Switzerland for 3 years. While in Switzerland I learned to appreciate nature, chocolate and respect crosswalk lights!
A: I’ve worked with Cultural Care for the past 6 years. Three and a half years ago I moved to our European headquarters in Switzerland to start the Ambassador Program.
A: The Cultural Care Ambassador Program started as a way to create additional support for au pairs during their au pair journey—both in the USA and once the program is over and they’ve returned home. Additionally, it started as a way to recognize and develop au pairs that were going above and beyond—whether it was by promoting cultural exchange by telling their stories, or supporting their peers by creating community!
A: The mission of the Ambassador Program is to promote cultural exchange, enhance the au pair experience for both ambassadors and other au pairs, and motivate each other by fostering a thriving Ambassador community.
A: As an ambassador, you have opportunities to get involved in Ambassador Activities, which will help you develop in the following areas:
A: Au pairs should become ambassadors if they love Cultural Care and want to/already do promote cultural exchange, enhance the au pair experience for both ambassadors and other au pairs, and want to connect with fellow ambassadors that are motivated by the same things across the globe.
A: The Ambassador Program is completely voluntary, which mean you can participate as much or as little as you’d like. It all depends how much you put into it!
As an Ambassador, you’ll feel more connected to the global Cultural Care community. You’ll be motivated by Ambassadors who are truly improving the experience and world. You’ll have an opportunity to reflect and understand how much you have grown as an au pair and how this will impact the rest of your life.
Here are the official benefits of the program:
A: We have lots of exciting things going on every month—and our community continues to grow in size! Right now, through the Ambassador Buddy Program, we offer support to every single au pair who joins Cultural Care.
Our general program participation doubled in the past year or so—and so far we’ve hosted 6 Au Pair Life events for 450 total au pairs around the country with 58 Ambassador volunteers!
A: That’s an easy one. On a daily basis, I get to hear how this program is impacting the world!
A: Cultural Care has the best people. Au pairs, families, staff, etc. most people who are engaging in this program passionately believes that the more people that participate or interact with cultural exchange the better the world is. This passion fuels everyone every single day to be their best self and support one another.
A: It is so badass! It will make you a more empathic, self aware, and overall developed person.
The chance to experience another culture for yourself but also through the eyes of children and a family you are living with is once-in-a-lifetime. Plus, you’ll have friends to visit, all over the world, for the rest of your life.