The Chinese American Museum of Chicago is always looking for dedicated, reliable, and energetic individuals who would like to experience our historic institution from the inside—as volunteers! All applicants who are members get first priority for interviews, so becoming a member is highly encouraged!
Requirements: Fluency in English is required. Fluency in Mandarin and/or Cantonese is a strong plus.
Docents help provide guided tours through our museum for reserved groups on an as-needed basis. Interested persons are placed on our call list and will be contacted with as much notice as possible.
Greeters help at our front desk and greeter station on the second floor. These volunteers are the face of the museum to both our members and the public, making sure that everyone who walks through our entrance is greeted warmly and has the information they need to make their museum experience enjoyable. This may require an ability to stand for periods of time as volunteers proactively move through their assigned floor looking for visitors who may need their help. Greeters are encouraged to commit to a regular schedule.
The Museum frequently hosts or rents out its venue for special events. Volunteers are needed to help with setting up before and clearing up after special events, especially with helping with registration, ushering guests, etc. Interested persons are placed on our call list and will be contacted with as much notice as possible. Regularly scheduled greeters may also volunteer for special events.
Please download the Volunteer and Waiver, Assumption of Risk and Release forms and e-mail them to the e-mail address below.
Phone: (312) 949-1000