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London Chinatown Chinese Association

LCCA was founded in 1978, with the aim of developing and expanding businesses in Chinatown and representing British Chinese to engage effectively with the British government . LCCA was also devoted to working closely with the London Chinese Community Centre in providing a wide range of essential services for the many Chinese “living in the United Kingdom and with a heart connecting to China”. More importantly, LCCA served as an outlet for Chinese businesses to voice their concerns and together bringing better conditions and prosperity to the whole of Chinatown.

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Interested in journalism and writing? Looking for practical experience and the opportunity to have your pieces published in a real project publication for the largest Chinese New Year celebration outside of Asia? Well you’re in luck! With world-class performers from both the UK and the Far East, and reaching 700,000 spectators, the London Chinese New Year Celebrations is the largest of its kind outside of Asia.

LCCA is looking for committed, enthusiastic volunteers to join us in a variety of roles in the months leading up to the 2019 London Chinese New Year Celebrations on 10th February 2019.

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

Depending on your interest, skills and available time commitment, you may be assigned various workloads in the content production of our magazine and relationship management with our various stakeholders.

Contact us with details about yourself and we’re sure we’ll find you a good match, flexible depending on your availability as well.

Role Aim: 

Be involved in the planning and development of the 2019 London Chinese New Year celebrations on 10th February 2019, the largest CNY celebration outside of Asia, reaching impressive audience numbers of 700,000 each year in various capacities. More specifically, you will be able to gain practical work experience and build your portfolio in areas of your interest in managing public relations and journalism.


We are looking for volunteers to contribute meaningfully in the Chinese New Year celebrations, through creating content for our annual magazine produced before the Chinese New Year celebrations, comprising of articles, features and advertisements, as well as helping our PR team in managing media and press, sponsors and VIP during the celebrations. We require enthusiastic, committed volunteers with initiative!

Skills needed: 

Experience in journalism and/or copywriting is preferred, but enthusiasm and interest in learning such skills are welcomed as well. Knowledge of English and Mandarin and the ability to translate between the two languages are also preferred, though not necessary.


All necessary training will be provided, software skills required pre-registration.

5 Newport Place, Chinatown, London WC1
Time commitment: 
3-5 hours per week
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Volunteers will individually be screened for their availability and be assigned a role with an appropriate workload.
Once you’ve registered interest in this volunteering role, we’ll send your name and UCL email address to the organisation for their records. You’ll also receive information about the next steps to take if you do wish to take things forward. The organisation has signed up to our code of standards, which includes a commitment to protecting your data. We won’t share your information with anyone unless you’ve given explicit consent to. We’ll also retain your details so we can follow up to see how you’re getting on with your volunteering and offer support if necessary. We take good care of your data – you can see full details here