Each year, hundreds of volunteers contribute tens of thousands of hours across many capacities and various roles to ACSEA. Together we create opportunities for new artistic expressions to flourish, all while having a great time! We have volunteering opportunities for people with a variety of schedules, skills, and interests. Join the ACSEA volunteer family to spread the love, discover new experiences, and make lifelong friends!
Asian-Canadian Special Events Association (ACSEA) is a Vancouver-based non-profit organization that creates sustainable projects in the areas of arts and culture, and works with partners across British Columbia, Canada, and internationally. ACSEA is guided by our mandate for Engaging Communities, Fostering New Artistic and Cultural Expressions, and Creating a Platform to Learn and Share.
ACSEA has a long history of curating and producing large events, including a very successful partnership with Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics Cultural Olympiad. Our signature events are spread throughout the year: LunarFest near the end of winter, TAIWANfest in the summer, and “We Are Canadians, Too!” event in partnership with Canadian Heritage and Canada 150.C
TAIWANfest, the largest English/Mandarin bilingual cultural festival in Canada, will celebrate its 30th anniversary this summer. This annual summer event takes place in downtown Toronto and Vancouver, attracting over 350,000 visitors. 2019 TAIWANfest will take place on Aug 23rd – 25th in Toronto at Harbourfront Centre and Aug 31st – Sep 2nd in Downtown Vancouver.
We are looking forward to another exciting year of friendly faces, great programs, and fun times with people like you, who make up our talented cast of volunteers!