LCCA – General Planning Volunteer (Chinese New Year 2018)


Details of the Organisation:

The London Chinatown Chinese Association (LCCA) has been the main 0rganiser of the Chinese New Year celebrations in London since the late 70’s.

Established in 1978, the LCCA promotes and shares Chinese culture with local and international communities. A prominent aspect of this is by helping the key organiser of the annual celebration of Chinese festivals, such as Moon Festival and Chinese New Year. Iconic symbols of Chinese culture, the Chinatown-based association transforms the area to bring festivities to the Chinese community and other residents of the UK each year.

LCCA acts as a forum, steadfast to its original purpose, serving the interests of businesses and the community in the London Chinatown area, as well as bringing business opportunities between the UK and China by hosting overseas trade visits, official discussions and conferences. Some of the key partners that the LCCA works hand in hand with include the Mayor of London and the City of Westminster.

Details of the Volunteering Opportunity:

Interested in being part of the largest Chinese New Year celebrations outside of Asia? Reaching 700,000 spectators? Event management across the whole of the Chinatown area? Hundreds of VIPS and performers from both the UK and the Far East? Chinese culture, festivities, and importantly… Chinese food? Then you’re in luck!

The LCCA is looking for committed, enthusiastic volunteers to join us in a variety of roles in the months leading up to 18 February 2018’s Chinese New Year festivities.

Gain real world project experience, as well as develop skillsets both within and outside of your degree. Work (both out of Chinatown and remotely) with professionals, media, and volunteers just like you to give London the celebration of the year.

Planning and Administration Volunteer:

  1. Variety of roles including PR, logistics, stage management, administration, document review, and volunteer coordination are available for general volunteers, depending on your interest, availability and skillset.
  2. Hours and time commitment flexible and dependent on individual
  3. All volunteers will be screened for availability
  4. All necessary training (less software knowledge) will be provided

Location (office): 5 Newport Place, Chinatown, London, WC1

Skills required:

  • Enthusiasm and a desire to pick up and apply event management skills
  • English and Chinese (Cantonese and/or Mandarin) skills are useful but not necessary

Additional benefits to the Volunteer:

  • Meals provided when working around suitable hours in Chinatown
  • Opportunity for real-world project experience
  • Access to workshops (e.g. large scale event presentation/emcee workshops, sessions by radio broadcasters etc) and other activities run by and for the Chinese community
  • Hours volunteered will be recorded on your HEAR – which goes on your permanent university record
  • All hours contribute towards your Brunel Volunteers Award, which leads to an invitation to the Brunel Volunteers Awards Ceremony

Interested? Apply now!

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