Volunteer At CMAA


Chinese Mutual Aid Association believes in strengthening the voice of the immigrant community throughout the Chicagoland area and beyond. It fulfills this mission by fostering long-term relationships with supporters of its organization, such as volunteers who are passionate about giving back and are dedicated to its cause. Without their help, CMAA cannot be successful in providing information, resources, and support to its community members.


Volunteers assist in different tasks at CMAA, ranging from English as a Second Language (ESL) tutoring to helping out with special community events. CMAA welcomes volunteers year-round for any given task, whether it is a one-time commitment or a long-term one. 



Currently, CMAA is looking for ... :


  • ESL tutors

Volunteer tutors will go through an ESL training workshop before tutoring adult learners. CMAA asks that volunteers commit to at least 6 months of tutoring. For more information about this opportunity, please contact: tutoring@chinesemutualaid.org.


  • Special Event volunteers

Volunteers are needed at various CMAA special events at different times during the year. Volunteers will be trained. For more information about this opportunity, please contact: 

Rhea Yap at rheay@chinesemutualaid.org​.


  • Youth Program volunteers

Volunteers provide homework help and mentoring, and must commit to volunteering at least once a week for a minimum of 12 weeks. For more information about this opportunity, please contact:

Emma Macdonald at emmam@chinesemutualaid.org.


Interested volunteers may also fill out the form here:

Due to the COVID-19 crisis, all CMAA locations will be open by appointment only until further notice.
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