Volunteer Opportunities


Annually, the CHLA Hospitality Foundation receives hundreds of applications that must be screened and verified. Interviews are scheduled for top candidates from across the state with teams of two HR Professionals, and results tallied. Volunteers must commit to a minimum of 4 hours.


The CHLA Hospitality Foundation is developing Alumni Services including online resume posting, introductions to sponsors, use of CHLA Hospitality Foundation logo for resumes, industry mixers and an Alumni network. Help us help our winners and make a lasting difference in someone’s life!


Our Annual Scholarship Awards Celebration is the highlight of year and our single fundraising activity. Award winners from across the state gather to meet event sponsors and accept their awards. Come join this great committee and help us make this year’s celebration the best one yet!


We rely on local hotels to provide rooms for our winners attending the Annual Scholarship Awards Celebration. Please let us know if you can help.


Our Board of Directors represents the Industry in all its diversity and actively supports the CHLA Hospitality Foundation’s vision with an investment of talents and resources. To learn more about being considered for this prestigious role, please contact us.


Members of our Speakers Bureau are available to speak at your Industry function. Please contact us for more information.

Interested in Volunteering?



“This scholarship award means so much to me, it allows me
to keep focusing on my studies and not have to worry about money. Having received the Hospitality Foundation scholarship these past few semesters I have been able to progress and gain industry experience through various internships.”

– Sarinna Flores, San Jose State University (2018 recipient)



The Hotel and Restaurant Foundation has provided me with an opportunity to dig deeper in to the hospitality industry. Thank you so much for giving me a chance to show I can be a future leader. I am beyond honored to accept this award.

– Sandra Lara


After receiving my scholarship, I was able to focus on my learning rather than stress about my tuition fees. The generous gift  has made my school year easier financially. I cannot thank you enough.

– Sarah K. Silva


I am currently taking a full course load and working so that I can pay for tuition and provide for myself. The HARF scholarship will greatly help me with my financial burden. Thank you so much!

– Krysjen Fang