Upcoming Events

  1. Northern California Cherry Blossom Festival


    when Sunday, April 20, 2014    12:00 PM - 04:00 PM
    where San Francisco Japantown - on Post Street between Fillmore and Laguna
    contact Albert Chan, albertchan@aaco-sf.org and 510-386-3736
      
      The 47th Annual NCCBF is a world famous annual event stretching over 2 weekends (4/12, 4/13, 4/19, and 4/20) in San Francisco's Japantown celebrating the coming of the Cherry Blossoms and includes cultural performances and celebrations, food stalls, vendors, special programs, the crowning of the Cherry Blossom Queen, the concluding April 20 Parade stretching from the SF Civic Center to Japantown, and much more! Over 200,000 people attend this yearly event! Volunteers are needed to help with Parade Monitoring on Sunday, April 20 (12noon-4pm). If you are interested, please email me directly.
  2. 6th Annual Lao International New Year Festival


    when Saturday, April 26, 2014    09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
    where City of Richmond, CA (East Bay), Civic Center Plaza
    contact Albert Chan, albertchan@aaco-sf.org and 510-386-3736
      
      The 6th Annual Lao International New Year Festival features cultural performances, food stalls, vendors, Community Parade, Evening Program, and much more! Volunteers are needed for many shifts and times! Volunteers will receive a t-shirt, food, water, and admissions to the events. Shifts are either 9-11am, 11-1pm, 1-3pm, or 3-5pm and include such positions as watch guard for various entrance/exit, stages, and auditorium; beer booth; seat usher; or food delivery to vendors and volunteers. If interested, please email me your preferred shift(s) and position(s). Volunteers can work multiple shifts if desired though please leave some time to enjoy the festival!
  3. 10th Annual Asian Heritage Street Celebration


    when Saturday, May 17, 2014    10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
    where San Francisco Civic Center Area/Little Saigon
    contact Albert Chan, albertchan@aaco-sf.org and 510-386-3736
      
      The 10th Annual Asian Heritage Street Celebration is the one of the largest Asian American Festivals in the USA with over 100,000 attendees anticipated. The day long festival features a Faces of Asia Cultural Procession, free admission to the Asian Art Museum, Arts and Crafts Vendors, Food Stall Vendors, Community and Nonprofit booths, Cooking Demos, Performances/Entertainment on 2 live stages, Healthy Living Pavilion, Children's Area, Raffle and Prizes, CAAM Film Screenings, and much more!

    Once again, AACO will team up with the Taiwanese American Professionals (TAP) to volunteer coordinate hundreds of volunteers. AACO and TAP members are needed to help out with the volunteer coordination as assistant volunteer coordinators - duties will include helping with check-in, radio and t-shirt distribution, managing floaters, and managing barricade monitors. We are also seeking regular volunteers to work as floaters or stagehands. If you are interested, please email me directly with your times of availability and indicate if you want to help as an assistant volunteer coordinator or as a regular volunteer and I will provide you with more information! Assistant Volunteer Coordinators (shift times are flexible per your availability) and Regular Volunteers are needed for various times from 6:15 AM to festival closing. All volunteers will receive a t-shirt and food.
  4. Wa Sung Easter Pancake Breakfast


    when Sunday, April 20, 2014    09:30 AM - 01:30 PM
    where Chinatown, Oakland at the Lincoln Recreation Center located at 250 10TH Street, Oakland, CA 94607
    contact philip@aaco-sf.org
      
      This event is a pancake breakfast for the community. They usually serve about a 700-1000 people pancakes, sausage, oranges, and juice/coffee outdoors at Lincoln park (or inside the rec center if it's raining). Typical duties include : table/chair set-up, food/drink preparation and distribution (ie. flipping pancakes, making orange juice, cutting fruit, serving sausages, etc.), wearing the bunny suit, busing tables, helping out with arts and crafts and pancake eating contest.

    All volunteers will receive free meal tickets. Street parking is free on Sunday if you come by car. And the event is easily accessible from BART since the 12th street BART station is only two blocks away.

    For the past 58 years, the Wa Sung Community Service Club hosts a Pancake Breakfast on Easter Sunday initially created to give Chinese immigrants their first taste of an American style breakfast back in the 1960s.

    For this event, we will need up to 15 Volunteers.

    Feel free to email me for any questions
  5. Asian Pacific American Heritage Celebration


    when Monday, May 05, 2014    06:00 PM - 11:00 PM
    where Metreon, 135 4th Street, San Francisco
    contact Derek at derekl@aaco-sf.org
      
      In celebration of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, the Asian Pacific American Heritage Foundation presents awards every year during the month of May to honor individuals and organizations who have achieved distinct impact in serving the Asian Pacific American community. The awards criteria vary every year pursuant to the theme of the celebration. The Foundation hosts an awards ceremony and reception for the awardees.

    Asian Americans for Community Outreach (AACO) will be providing volunteers to help pass out event programs, assist with crowd control/security, serve food during the reception and help out with the clean-up after the ceremony.

Disclaimer / Waiver

AACO events are not professionally or formally guided. It is the participants' responsibility to ensure they are in proper physical condition for events they attend, and should consult their physician if necessary.

By attending an event you agree that you do so at your own risk, are voluntarily participating, assume all risk of injury to yourself, and release and discharge AACO and its staff from any and all claims or causes of action, known or unknown, arising out of AACO's negligence.