Be Part of Sampan
Thanks to the support of our many readers, subscribers and volunteers, the SAMPAN has continued to be an integral part of the Asian American community in the Greater Boston area since 1972. We attribute our success to our volunteers who, amid their busy schedules, dedicate their time, energy and creativity to our publication. As we strive to be THE voice of the Asian American population in Metro Boston, we need your help to make that happen. You can help by becoming a contributing writer, a volunteer, subscribing to the Sampan and/or making a donation today.
Becoming a Contributing Writer
As a contributing writer, you will work with the editors to discuss writing or reporting projects, which cover topics that are germane to the Asian American population of the Greater Boston Area. Examples of these topics are: immigration, employment, culture and education. The SAMPAN features two language sections: Chinese and English. To become a contributing writer for the Chinese section, you need to be fluent in Chinese (Mandarin and/or Cantonese) and English, and have strong Chinese writing skills. You should be able to type traditional Chinese characters using a word processor. To become a contributing writer for the English section, you need to have strong writing skills.
The SAMPAN will be happy to assist students to obtain academic credits.
If interested in becoming our contributing writers, please submit your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Becoming a Volunteer
The SAMPAN could not have stood firmly for more than 30 years without the overwhelming support from our dedicated volunteers. At the SAMPAN, we want to provide a joyful experience for our volunteers, many of whom come in with a desire to share their professional skills, apply their language skills, and to serve the Asian American community.
We, the SAMPAN staff, are therefore committed to put the skills and talents of our volunteers to good use. Our past and present volunteers have helped us in a multitude of capacities: writing, reporting, editing, translating, designing, brainstorming, billing and conducting market research. The SAMPAN has thus become a training ground for aspiring writers, reporters, photographers and business professionals. Many of our past volunteers had honed their professional skills, found a professional calling or became a published a writer as a result of working with the Sampan.
If you interested in writing, editing, translating or photography, please contact us at email@example.com to find out how you can contribute to the SAMPAN’s editorial department.
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