built upon a foundation of 

VOLUNTEERS

We are dedicated to providing opportunities for growth and development to students and young professionals of all ages.

OPPORTUNITY

By joining our volunteer staff, you’ll be able to develop real-world skill sets which will help propel you in your career. Below are some skills which we leverage in all our programs.

Event Planning

Be a small retreat or a large-scale festival, we plan a multitude of private and public events each year.

Finance

We maintain the books of over $500k in revenue and budget for projects as large as $300k in expenses.

Culture

We incorporate Vietnamese culture in all our programs in order to educate our members and the community.

Project Management

We incorporate management training to ensure you’re prepared to plan and execute projects on-time.

Technology

We leverage technology from collaboration software to Community Relations Management software.

Photography

We have a media team that hones their photography, cinematography, and production skills. 

join our team

Our volunteers come from all across Southern California.

Year-Round Staff

Project Staff

Day-of volunteers

we’re here to serve you

Our corporate motto is “Developing the Next Generation of Leaders.” That means you.

PROJECT LEAD: Please select a team that interests you

UVSA is seeking volunteers for two summer leadership camps: the first event for high school students and the second event for college students. All available team openings are listed below.

Camp Director Application Deadline: May 13, 2022
Camp Committee Member Deadline: May 22, 2022

[OPEN] CAMP - Family Programming Committee

Family Programming Director organizes campers into families, training family heads, and coordinate activities for the event

  • Create vision for the family experience that’s unique to camp
  • Train and pair family heads/advisors
  • Organize and facilitate a family head retreat
  • Work with Registration to create dynamic families
  • Formulate family theme and structure
  • Facilitate icebreakers/group activities
  • Organize and facilitate all camp activities
  • Oversee the planning of Tro Choi Lon (Big Game)
  • Lead camp jingles/songs
  • Create fun activities to promote an active atmosphere, inclusivity, and safety
  • Conduct judging/scoring system and distribute prizes/awards
  • Assist in incorporating the team’s vision into all aspects of camp

Family Programming Team Members are family heads for the high school camp and advisors for the college camp.

  • Assist the Director to develop family themes and structure
  • Aid in deciding the outcome of the family experience
  • Motivate and inspire family morale
  • Provide a safe environment for campers
  • Keep campers on schedule
  • Provide guidance for campers throughout the weekend
  • Assist the Sponsorship Team with sponsorship runs throughout the planning phase

Qualifications & Expectations

  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Be at least 18 years old
  • Have a method of transportation to and from meetings
  • Be available and present on-site on all three days of the event. Dates TBD

     APPLY TODAY

    [OPEN] CAMP - Hospitality Committee

    Hospitality Director oversees meal preparation as well as emergency and safety protocols

    • Create meal plans that accommodates to a variety of diverse needs 
    • Purchases ingredients and food supplies prior to the event
    • Manages all on-site food preparation and food safety
    • Work with the Sponsorship Team to acquire food sponsors
    • Come up with plans to adapt to the various weather changes
    • Prepare emergency and safety protocols and educate attendees on these protocols
    • Maintain an accurate database of attendee needs and special accommodations
    • Shall ensure that the entire team has completed a minimum 1.5 hour CA food handlers training and have a valid CA Food Handler Card acreddited by ANSI

    Hospitality Team Members assists the Director with meal prep and on-site safety protocols

    • Assist in finding food sponsors
    • Assist in the purchasing of all ingredients and food supplies prior to the event
    • Delivering food and water to on-site staff at scheduled times and rotations
    • Making sure staff is eating, staying hydrated, & sleeping

    Qualifications & Expectations

    • High school diploma or equivalent
    • Be at least 18 years old
    • Have a method of transportation to and from meetings
    • Be available and present on-site on all three days of the event. Dates TBD

     APPLY TODAY

    [OPEN] CAMP - Marketing & Media Committee

    Marketing & Media Director oversees public relations, marketing, and media creation leading up, during, and following the event.

    • Develop and execute marketing campaigns to target camp audiences, including both students and parents
    • Prepare press releases for all major announcements
    • Ensures that marketing for the high school camp reaches students in the Garden Grove Unified School district and other school districts in Southern California 
    • Oversee photography & videography, including recruiting personnel to photograph and film during the event
    • Communicates with all other committees for media request or coverage
    • Collects and and manage of all presentations and media files throughout all weekend
    • Design and print camp staff badges, flyers, program books, tshirts, etc
    • Create the camp recap video
    • Delegate event planning tasks to team members where necessary

    Marketing & Media Team Members assist the director

    • Strategize marketing ideas and techniques to target camp audiences
    • Research additional advertising outlets and opportunities for outreach
    • Assist other committees with marketing needs
    • Maintain website and social media
    • Recruit old/new attendees
    • Assist in graphics design, photo editing, and video editing for the event
    • Assist other committees with AV, photography and videography needs
    • Prepare camp trailers and slideshows

    Qualifications & Expectations

    • High school diploma or equivalent
    • Be at least 18 years old
    • Have a method of transportation to and from meetings
    • Be available and present on-site on all three days of the event. Dates TBD

     APPLY TODAY

    [OPEN] CAMP - Programming & Logistics Committee

    Programming & Logistics Director oversees all programming aspects, the schedule of events, load-in, load-out, camp safety, rule enforcement, and inventory management

    • Coordinate setup and disassembly of all meeting spaces
    • Create the Camp Master Playbook which includes minute-by-minute of every program for each venue space and the necessary equipment and personnel
    • Assist the Camp Chairs and Family Programing to create a program that incorporates the theme and vision
    • Oversee the planning of of nightly activities and Tro Choi Lon (Big Game) in coordination with Family Programming
    • Create and facilitate scrips, games, and activities for nightly activities and Tro Choi Lon
    • Coordinate workshops, including inviting keynote speakers and workshop presentors
    • Ensure that all AV needs are met for all programs
    • Creates, distributes, collects, and compiles workshop evaluations
    • Oversee camp inventory
    • Works with Hospitality to create a Safety & Emergency Response plan

    Programming & Logistics Team Members assist the director

    • Develop and facilitate workshop topics
    • Oversee families during nightly activities
    • Assist in event setup and load-out
    • Decorate campsite in accordance to Tro Choi Lon theme
    • Communicates with all other committees with inventory needs and ensures said inventory is delivered and returned
    • Assist other committees with other inventory needs, such as AV with their rental equipment
    • Facilitates workshops and/or finds facilitators
    • Collects workshop summaries
    • Serve as first responders to security & emergency situations
    • Continually patrol the campsite for safety hazards

    Qualifications & Expectations

    • High school diploma or equivalent
    • Be at least 18 years old
    • Have a method of transportation to and from meetings
    • Be available and present on-site on all three days of the event. Dates TBD

     APPLY TODAY

    [OPEN] CAMP - Registration Committee

    Registration Director oversees camp registration for both events, including general event registration and workshop registration, camp check-in, and ensures that every camper is accounted for at all times during and at the conclusion of the event

    • Create or update the event registration form
    • Ensures that liability and medical waivers are included in the registration form and that such forms are available on-site in case of emergencies
    • Works with the IT team to ensure that all forms, including collection of payments, are fully tested on the UVSA website
    • Works with the finance team to reconcile registration income, implement discount codes, and issue refunds
    • Works with Family Programming distribute attendees into balanced families
    • Works with Marketing & Media to ensure that each camper receives a matching attendee badge
    • Oversees on-site check-in
    • Works with Sponsorship to obtain scholarship funds
    • Create and review scholarship applications

    Registration Team Members assist the director in the above responsibilities

    • Review and test online registration and payment forms
    • Review scholarship applications and awards distribution
    • Check-in attendees to events using mobile check-in app or equivalent 
    • Assists other teams, such as Programming & Logistics, during the event
    • Team members may opt out of attending the event with approval of the Camp Chair and Director

    Qualifications & Expectations

    • High school diploma or equivalent
    • Be at least 18 years old
    • Have a method of transportation to and from meetings
    • Be available and present on-site on all three days of the event. Dates TBD

     APPLY TODAY

    [OPEN] CAMP - Sponsorship Committee

    Sponsorship Director oversees the aquisition of sponsorship income for the event

    • Collaborate with the Finance Team to set up strategies to reach out to potential Sponsors
    • Prepare sponsorship packet to distribute to potential sponsors 
    • Develop and implement sponsorship budget to achieve sales plans
    • Manage all sponsorship activities, including sponsor prospecting, proposal customization and presentation, contract revision and servicing, and sponsor follow-up and support 
    • Work with the marketing & media team to collect and collect audience data to enhance sponsorship activations
    • Active communication with sponsors throughout the planning phase for updates & progress, including post-camp thank yous
    • Delegate event planning tasks to team members where necessary
    • Anticipating and planning for possible different scenarios
    • Oversee fundraising activities

    Sponsorship Team Members assist the director in the above responsibilities

    • Research & seek additional funding opportunities, including new sponsors and local businesses
    • Coordinate with relevant committees to ensure benefits for sponsors are fulfilled
    • Assist with any other fundraising opportunities
    • Assists other teams, such as Programming & Logistics, during the event
    • Team members may opt out of attending the event with approval of the Camp Chair and Director

    Qualifications & Expectations

    • High school diploma or equivalent
    • Be at least 18 years old
    • Have a method of transportation to and from meetings
    • Be available and present on-site on all three days of the event. Dates TBD

     APPLY TODAY

    From Our alumni

    Being involved with UVSA opened doors to many opportunities including networking, project management, and leadership development, and I have also been influenced to pursue a dual MD/MBA degree as a result.

    Arlene Ho

    Student, Western Michigan University Homer Stryker, M.D. School of Medicine

    UVSA created a safe space for me to explore my passions

    Kelly Dinh

    Event Specialist, The Walt Disney Company

    UVSA is awesome, 10/10 would recommend.”

    Dennis Nguyen

    Resident Physician, UC Irvine Medical Center