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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.

Role Aim: 

Be involved in the planning and design 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 the design of our Magazine and other promotional materials.


We are looking for volunteers to contribute meaningfully in the Chinese New Year celebrations, through designing our annual magazine produced before the Chinese New Year celebrations, comprising of articles, features and advertisements, as well as other promotional materials for the festival day. Tasks would include photo editing, page layout design, and even writing. We require enthusiastic, committed volunteers with initiative!

Skills needed: 

Enthusiasm and experience with flat media, especially software like Adobe Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop, an artistic eye, and other relevant skills. English and Chinese (Cantonese and/or Mandarin) skills are useful but 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
Opening times: 
Immediate start, hours and time commitment are flexible, although we would appreciate at least 8 weeks of commitment leading up to the festival day.Volunteers will individually be screened for their availability and be assigned a role with an appropriate workload. Induction session is on 14 December 2018; Event date is on 10 February 2019; Signups are ongoing
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