Opportunities to understand China, Chinese culture and Chinatown


We’re delighted to have been awarded National Lottery Heritage Fund to present The Making of Chinatown: a Summer Exhibition Celebrating and Exploring the History of the Chinese Community in London’s Chinatown from 1960s to Present Day. The exhibition will document the development of the area as well as share the stories of those that worked, shaped and lived in the area.

As part of the exhibition we are going to capture the living stories of the people that experienced and helped develop the area and so we are excited to recruit volunteers that will be trained in capturing oral histories.

What we can offer:

Tailored training that will help develop your confidence skills but also an overview of oral history and understanding memory; how to approach interview question; ethical issues surrounding recording oral histories as well as an introduction to audio recording equipment. You can learn more about what oral history is here.

We’re looking for:

People who are enthusiastic about history and cultural heritage preservation

People who enjoy working with others

A positive attitude and good communication skills

Fluency in English is required

Fluency in Mandarin and Cantonese is desirable

Candidates who are over 18 year old and entitled to volunteer in the UK

Candidates who are reliable


If you would like to work with us, please download the Volunteer Registration Form and send it back to info@chinaexchange.uk before 23:59 Sunday 3 March.

Come to our information evening on Wednesday 20 February 6:30pm-8pm to learn more about our project and meet the project team. Please register your free place by clicking here to let us know you are coming. If you have any questions please email us at info@chinaexchange.uk .