The Chinatown Storytelling Centre is an initiative by the Vancouver Chinatown Foundation, a registered charity dedicated to the revitalization of the historic neighbourhood. Join us today in our work to celebrate and preserve the rich heritage of Chinatown.

Annual Memberships

Adult (18+)
or $60 total for dual membership


Senior (65+)
or $50 total for dual membership


Student (17+) with valid student ID


Youth (6-17)


Family (2 adults and up to 3 youth)



Become a member today and gain access to the following benefits:

  • Unlimited individual admission for 12 months
  • 10% discount at Foo Hung Curios for 12 months 
  • Two complimentary tickets (adult admission valued at $25)
  • Special member pricing for select events and programs
  • Special member pricing for event rentals (subject to availability)
  • Advance notice and offers on events and programs

Storytelling Circle

Annual membership

CSC Supporter

$500 - 999

CSC Friends

$1,000 - $2,499

CSC Visionary

$2,500 - $9,999

If you would like to discuss additional donation opportunites, please connect with us.

CSC Supporter Benefits

Become a member today and gain access to the following benefits:

  • Unlimited general admission for 2 adults and 3 youth
  • 50% discount on admission for family and friends
  • Member pricing for select events and event rentals (subject to availability)
  • Listing in the annual newsletter

CSC Friends and Visionary benefits above plus

  • Private tour for you and 5 guests
  • Annual leadership recognition

Please email for more information.


Chinatown is a unique and irreplaceable piece of Vancouver’s living heritage. Become a part of our amazing team of volunteers, who are all helping in the revitalizing efforts of Chinatown.

We encourage and welcome people of all backgrounds and identities to be a part of our friendly volunteer community. Our volunteers’ dedication makes the vision of the Storytelling Centre possible. Training and ongoing support and coaching is available to all of our volunteers. 

With a variety of operations at the Storytelling Centre, please find a role that suits your interests below.

Photo of CSC volunteers - From CSC Archive


Become a volunteer today and gain access to the following benefits:

  • Volunteers who have completed 3 months of regularly scheduled shifts (minimum one shift per week)  will be entitled to a 1 year membership at the CSC.
  • Volunteers who have completed 3 months or less will be entitled to two free admissions (includes one day events, short term projects).
  • Work alongside like-minded volunteers who share a common connection and passion for Vancouver’s Chinatown.
  • Learn about Chinese Canadian history and culture through training and development opportunities.
  • Receive invitations to special volunteer appreciation events.
  • Receive complimentary admission to the Chinatown Storytelling Centre, along with other discounts and perks.
  • Enhance your work experience, and gain references after reaching a minimum number of hours.

Volunteer Positions


Share your enthusiasm and communication skills to inspire our visitors to make the most of their visit to the Chinatown Storytelling Centre. This role welcomes guests to the Storytelling Centre and directs them through the exhibit hall to create a memorable experience. Docents may also participate in our educational programs by helping students learn more about Chinatown’s history, and support Guest Services as needed. Training to be provided. Fluency in additional languages is an asset.

Guest Services / Retail Services

Help our guests have a positive and seamless experience visiting the Chinatown Storytelling Centre. Duties include welcoming guests to the Centre, handling ticket sales, managing admission limits, distributing exhibit guides, supporting our retail staff, and encouraging engagement at the Visitor Reflection Station. An excellent opportunity for those interested in hospitality, management and office administration. Training to be provided. Fluency in additional languages is an asset.

Event Support

Periodically, the Chinatown Storytelling Centre will require an extra set of hands to support venue rentals. Duties may include greeting guests, facilitating event set-up, take-down, and rearranging furniture.

Ways to Give

One-time donation
Gifts of any size can be made through cheque, cash, credit card, or stock transfer and will go directly to the Chinatown Storytelling Centre

Tribute or In Memoriam gifts
We encourage you to make a donation in honor of a loved one or someone who has positively impacted you.

Celebration gifts
Make a donation to celebrate a special occasion such as a birthday or a special day in a loved one’s life.

Annual or monthly donations
Annual and monthly donations enable a donor to give a larger gift over a period of time. Recurring donations can be done through credit card or post-dated cheques and can be set for a specified period of time or in perpetuity.

Planned Giving
A planned gift allows you to make the gift of a lifetime to a cause you believe in and a gift that you may not be able to afford to presently give. A planned or estate gift is the planning of a philanthropic gift today that, in the future, goes to an organization you love. This gift is added to one’s will and identifies the monetary amount to be taken from one’s estate and given to the organization.

The Chinatown Storytelling Centre is a community project of the Vancouver Chinatown Foundation, a registered charity established in 2011. A tax receipt will be issued for all donation amounts. Charitable Registration Number: 80789 5883 RR0001


With a grateful heart, we thank our generous donors for the incredible support they have provided to the Chinatown Storytelling Centre.

$1 Million+

BMO Financial Group

Robert H.N. Ho


Government of Canada

Chan Better World Foundation

Chan Family Foundation


Lily Lee

Patsy Hui

Robert H. Lee Foundation

Rogers Communications


Brandt C. Louie

City of Vancouver

Gordon & Leslie Diamond

Jim Pattison Foundation

Peter Young Foundation

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