Volunteer

The Chinese Historical and Cultural Project (CHCP) is composed entirely of volunteers, and we always welcome another pair of helping hands. Join CHCP and volunteer to help in the following areas:

Send an e-mail to info@chcp.org and let us know what interests, skills, and/or experience you would like to share with CHCP.


Student Docent Program (SDP)

WANTED: High school and college students who want to be Cultural Ambassadors for the Chinese American Historical Museum (CAHM)

REQUIREMENT: Attend an Orientation / Training session

CHCP is looking for high school and college students who are interested in becoming Student Docent ‘Cultural Ambassadors’ for the Chinese American Historical Museum.

An Orientation / Training class for the June 2019-May 2020 SDP year will be held  on October 6, 2019 and a makeup orientation will be held on December 1, 2019. See our Upcoming Events calendar for the Student Docent Orientation event details.

High school and college students who have gone through the Orientation / Training class will receive many community service opportunities. One required service will be as a student docent in the Chinese American Historical Museum during a minimum of 2 museum openings of their choice, totaling 10 hours. Student docents can also earn hours by working any weekend day (Saturday or Sunday) CHCP special event at History Park or another site (i.e. Children’s Discovery Museum or Westfield Valley Fair Mall to celebrate Chinese New Year). In May, a Certificate of Completion will be given to students who complete 20+ hours of community service.

Students will improve their self-confidence and speaking skills as they interact with and guide visitors through the museum and enrich their knowledge of Chinese history and culture at various CHCP historical and/or cultural  events. There are also opportunities for Parent Team Volunteers where at least one parent participates with his/her teen, providing a fulfilling experience for both parent and teen.

Get CHCP Student Docent Program information and access a copy of the CHCP Student Docent Program Application here (in PDF format).

In 2003, the President’s Council on Service and Civic Participation founded the President’s Volunteer Service Award (PVSA) to recognize the important role of volunteers in America’s strength and national identity.  In July 2019, CHCP became a certifying organization to track and certify service hours earning a PVSA Award within a 12-month period. For more details, read the PVSA information sheet here (in PDF format).

If you or anyone you know is interested in becoming a Student Docent, please contact:
SDP Chair/CHCP Director Brenda Wong (brenda.wong@chcp.org),
(H) 408-946-4015,
(C) 408-228-2424.

The slideshow below highlights Student Docent Program (SDP) activities and accomplishments (be sure to hover your cursor over each photo to display a ‘tip’ that you can read that describes each activity):

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