Call for Volunteers
BAMBI is run by a group of lovely volunteers. Want to have fun, work together with other great parents, brush up on your professional skills, and do something for the BAMBI community? This is your chance!
The volunteers who run BAMBI are organized into the following teams:
- BAMBI Playgroups (Coordinator, Assistants, Playgroup Leaders)
- Activities for kids over 3 years of age (Coordinator, Assistants, Activity Leaders)
- Events & Yard Sales (Coordinators and Assistants) & Me-Time Project(Coordinator)
- Charities (Coordinator and Assistants)
- Media (Coordinator, E-newsletter Assistant, and Design Team)
- BAMBI News magazine (Editor, Deputy Editor, Assistant Editors, Photo Editor, Japanese Editors)
- Administration/Management (Chairwoman, Vice-Chairwoman, Secretaries, Treasurer and Assistants, Website Coordinator and Assistants, Database Coordinator and Assistants, Benefits Coordinator)
- Language assistance (Coordinators)
Benefits of volunteering
Volunteering for BAMBI means you get to:
- Work with a great group of like-minded people and feel involved.
- Take a role in directing the future of BAMBI.
- Have something concrete to put on your resume.
Ummmm… zero! But entrance fees are waived for committee members attending BAMBI playgroups and events (including Bumps & Babies, Yard Sales, parties and special events). Volunteers and their families are also treated twice a year at fabulous volunteer appreciation events.
- All voting committee members are required to attend the monthly committee meeting.
- You and your family come first. As a volunteer, you will be expected to do what you say you will do, but with the understanding that being the parent of young children often brings unexpected situations. You will form part of a team of parents – everyone is in the same boat!
- While the committee year runs for 12 months, many of us are unsure of our tenure in Bangkok. All we ask is for your commitment for as long as you can manage it.
- All volunteers agree to abide by BAMBI’s statement of values.
For more info
Current vacancies are listed below. If you have questions or need more info, please contact us.
TREASURER Takes care of all day-to-day financial aspects of BAMBI. This includes: supporting BAMBI volunteers on financial aspects, processing payments and receipts, reporting to the committee monthly, and ensuring compliance with accounting/bookkeeping. As a voting member of the BAMBI Committee, the candidate will be required to attend monthly committee meetings.
TREASURER ASSISTANT(x 2) Helps the Treasurer take care of the financial aspects of BAMBI related to Playgroups, Activities, and Events. Receives and checks reports from Playgroup Leaders, Activity Leaders, and Event Managers. Organizes the paperwork and forwards to the Bookkeeper monthly. At times, also assists the Treasurer with other financial duties, such as making notes in the bank transaction records, compiling Profit and Loss data, and other duties. Financial background is not mandatory, but preferred.
BOOKKEEPER The Bookkeeper is responsible for compiling and organizing the physical financial documentation of B.A.M.B.I. Key responsibilities include, performing as a member of the Treasurer Team. Compiling and organizing all physical financial documentation for the organization, to include invoices, receipts, tax invoices, deposit slips, monthly playgroup reports, etc. Also tracks PG reports to ensure all documentation is received. Prepares a monthly summary report for the Accountant and scans completed documentation to Google Drive.
PLAYGROUP COORDINATOR Responsible for managing the playgroup team consisting of 3 assistants and approximately 25 Playgroup Leaders ensuring they are running to BAMBI standards, including and not limited to managing the bookings for playgroups that require registration. This role also involves selecting the right venues, meeting and negotiating with venues for new playgroups and recruiting new volunteers. The playgroup coordinator works with fellow members of the team to ensure all playgroups are manned and team feedback is actioned. Training is involved when there are new initiatives relevant to playgroups as well as holding quarterly team meetings. Attends monthly committee meetings as a voting committee member.
PLAYGROUP COORDINATOR ASSISTANT Responsible for approximately 11 consistent playgroups (split between the playgroup assistants) ensuring they are running to BAMBI standards, including and not limited to managing the bookings for playgroups that require registration. This role also involves helping the Playgroup Coordinator selecting the right venues, meeting and negotiating with venues for new playgroups and recruiting new volunteers. The Playgroup Coordinator Assistant works with fellow volunteers of the team to ensure all playgroups are manned and team feedback is actioned. Training is involved when there are new initiatives relevant to playgroups.
PROMOTIONAL DESIGNER Reporting to our Media Coordinator this role involves designing promotional materials for all BAMBI departments following our brand guidelines. This also includes working with our Magazine Editor supporting content for each edition. Some experience with Canva (or a similar program) is preferred but not necessary.
ACTIVITIES COORDINATOR ASSISTANT Assists activities coordinator in working with different venues in setting up profitable activities for older kids (3-6 years). Assists in managing the posting of the event on social media as well as the bookings for each activity. Communication skills are important. Information on bookings and activities to be passed on to activities leaders and the venues. May be required to step in and support the running of an activity if needed.
ACTIVITIES LEADERS Works together with Activities Coordinator to organize activities for older kids (3-6 years). Attends and manages the activity: collects entrance donations, and welcomes new and current members. Helps the Coordinator develop new activities and coordinate with activity leaders and venues. Requires a minimum commitment of one afternoon per month.
ASSISTANT EDITOR- BAMBI MAGAZINE This is a remote position, with occasional face-to-face team meetings. Works closely with the editor to revise articles to ensure that the magazine is free of inconsistencies and errors. Follows the editorial guidelines to complete tasks, including copyediting, proofreading, and uploading articles on the website. If needed, may write articles. Must possess a great level of English, an eye for detail, and the ability to work to deadlines.
NEW MEMBERS ASSISTANT Assists the New Member coordinator to arrange monthly BAMBI New member coffee mornings in various locations in Bangkok. The role involves helping to set up the venue, welcoming families and answering membership queries about BAMBI. The New members team are also responsible for organizing weekend pop up playgroups (usually one Saturday a month).
PHOTOGRAPHERS The role of the photographer involves working with the photography team going to playgroups, activities, events and parties to take candid photos which are posted on our communication channels such as the magazine, website and social media.
CHARITIES COORDINATOR Identifies and evaluates potential charities to be recipients of BAMBI sponsorships according to BAMBI guidelines. Works with the events team to hold BAMBI fundraising activities and initiatives. Arranges the collection and distribution of monetary and material donations to BAMBI charities. As a voting member of the BAMBI Committee, the coordinator will be required to attend monthly committee meetings.
SECRETARY Acts as the administrator for the committee. Records and distributes minutes of meetings, handles general correspondence, writes thank you letters, performs office-related tasks, keeps details of the Committee members up to date and checks that BAMBI constitution is adhered to. Chairs committee meetings when Chair or Vice are not available. May also help with the representative aspects of the Chair.