Become a Volunteer

Experience and share Chinese culture history and heritage

CADCAI is a volunteer-run, not-for-profit community organisation. Our volunteers are involved in history,  collection management, research, exhibitions, school visits, Chinese New Year, organisational and event management, marketing and other activities.

We offer training and mentorship to people seeking to refresh or learn new skills, to meet new people or experience an entirely different culture.

CADCAI is a membership organisation. You don’t have to be Chinese to become a member. Membership is open to all with an interest in learning or sharing north Queensland’s Chinese history, culture and heritage.

Volunteer to help organise and manage CADCAI’s regular activities and events:

  • Chinese New Year and other festivals
  • Lion, dragon, Molihua dance performances
  • Chinese language classes
  • Museum collection management
  • Marketing and fundraising.

We are also looking for skills that can help us with our current signature project, the construction of the Chinese Cultural & Heritage Centre.

Donate or become a sponsor

You can support our cause through donations or becoming a sponsor.

CADCAI needs funds to:

  • Build the new Cairns Chinese Culture & Heritage Centre opposite the Chinese Sister City Friendship Garden in Greenslopes Street
  • Care for its significant heritage collections
  • Provide and run Chinese cultural and heritage activities to members and the broader community.

CADCAI is a registered Charity and has ATO deductible gift recipient status.

Donations of $2 or more to our FNQ Chinese Culture & Heritage Fund are tax deductible.

If you would like more information to learn more about donating to CADCAI or becoming a sponsor please email

We will be happy to respond to your questions or provide more information.

Photo Credit: Neil Mitchell Brierly 1945, Cairns Victory Parade, Grafton St,  Cairns 

Cairns & District Chinese Association Inc

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