An Interview with ACS Volunteer Danielle Chan

Welcome to another “face of ACS”, an interview series starring ACS Volunteers and their journey in serving the non-profit community.

My name is Danielle. I have been a volunteer with ACS for over a year. It’s a privilege and pleasure to have such amazing opportunities to serve at ACS with many passionate volunteers and professionals. I was born in Mainland China, grew up, and was educated in both HK and the US. I am a Christian, married for over 20 years and a mother of three lovely children. Two of them are studying in Canada and the youngest one is still with us in Hong Kong. I began my career in marketing at a TV and entertainment company before I took a career break to focus on raising our kids. Believe me, more than often, this was an amazing training ground, in particular, to develop my EQ, patience and communication skills. As they are growing up, I am able to re-devote myself to my career and dreams. I wanted to expand my knowledge and experience in different areas in life. Therefore, I have decided to accept the challenge to work and to serve at my church and NGOs. While my work is on the wealth management area, like insurance, investment, and jewelry which is tailor-made for each client; I’m most blessed with the opportunity to serve as a Group Leader in Bible Study Fellowship (BSF) for almost a decade. I look forward to having more chances to serve together with you in the future.

What 3 words would your friends use to describe you?        

3Cs: Christian, Caring, Cheerful

What has your ACS volunteering journey been like? What particular instances which have stood out for you (and why)?

Inspiring and encouraging!

Each event was different and interesting, some campaigns won, and others didn’t. But the process was very enjoyable, very intense, and very significant in itself. There’s an NGO in particular which I worked with, and we were all in different age groups. We had to brainstorm a slogan for the campaign, and with encouragement, a young man stood out to give a very good idea. We used it at the end, and he was being encouraged, and so were we. I guess no matter what age group you are, your perspectives are still valuable and am honored to be part of the team.

What advice do you have for a new ACS volunteer? 

Serve with humility and respect.Enjoy each process, and you will find something good in it.Psalm 126:5 Those who sow in tears will reap with shouts of joy.

Thank you Danielle!

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