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Student Docent Cultural Ambassador Program (SDCAP)

CHCP is looking for high school and college student volunteers who are interested in becoming Student Docent ‘Cultural Ambassadors’ for CHCP events/activities as well as for its signature Chinese American Historical Museum.

SDCAP Orientation Museum Training - 1st floor Museum Training - 2nd floor

An SDCAP Orientation / Training class is usually held in October each year. For 2023-2024, the Orientation class was scheduled for Saturday, October 14, 2023. Details are available in the Upcoming Events calendar. Please contact SDCAP Chair Brenda Wong for information about SDCAP events and activities, including SDCAP Orientation. Click here to access contact information below.

Lunar New Year at Children's Discovery Museum 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 volunteers can also earn hours by working any weekend day (Saturday or Sunday) CHCP special event or activity at History Park or another site (e.g. Children’s Discovery Museum or Westfield Valley Fair Mall to celebrate Lunar New Year). In May, a Certificate of Completion will be given to students who complete 20+ hours of community service.

Student Docents explaining Museum Ching Ming Exhibit 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 teen and parent(s).

Get CHCP SDCAP Information and access the CHCP SDCAP Application here (both 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, access PVSA Information and CHCP Community Service Verification Form here (both in PDF format).

If you or anyone you know is interested in becoming a Student Docent Cultural Ambassador, please contact:

SDCAP Chair/CHCP Director Brenda Wong (brenda.wong@chcp.org), (H) 408-946-4015 or (C) 408-228-2424.

The slideshow below highlights Student Docent Cultural Ambassador Program activities and accomplishments:

Learn more about some of SDCAP's activities:

Donations to SDCAP would be greatly appreciated:

To make a tax-deductible donation to this program, please designate “SDCAP” when donating on our Donation page. Thank you for your generosity and support.

Museum Address:

History Park
635 Phelan Avenue
San Jose, CA 95112

In Ng Shing Gung Building

Mailing Address:

PO Box 5366
San Jose, CA 95150-5366

Email: info@chcp.org

Chinese Historical & Cultural Project

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