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)
- Charities (Coordinator and Assistants)
- Media (Coordinator, E-newsletter Assistant, and Design Team)
- BAMBI News magazine (Editor, Deputy Editor, Assistant Editors, Photo Editor, Japanese Editors)
- Me-Time Project (Coordinator)
- WOMBLES evenings out (Coordinator)
- 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.
For more info
Current vacancies are listed below.
To apply, please go to: bit.ly/volunteerbambi.
If you have questions or need more info, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Takes care of all financial aspects of BAMBI. This includes: supporting BAMBI volunteers on financial aspects, processing payments and receipts, reporting to the committee and helping to prepare the annual reports, and ensuring compliance with accounting/bookkeeping. As a voting member of the BAMBI Committee the candidate will be required to attend monthly committee meetings.
Helps the Treasurer take care of all financial aspects of BAMB, including: supporting BAMBI volunteers on financial aspects, processing payments and receipts, reporting to the committee and helping to prepare annual reports, ensuring compliance with accounting/bookkeeping.
Responsible for content, layout and updating of the current BAMBI website and also the new site currently under construction. Coordinates all website technical functioning with the assigned agency. Provides email support to BAMBI volunteers and coordinates with committee members regarding website structure, content, policy, financing, etc. With the Website Assistants, works diligently to ensure that all advertisements, classifieds, forums, events, etc. are up-to-date and site-appropriate. Attends monthly committee meetings as a voting committee member.
Supports the Website Coordinator in updating content on the current BAMBI website and also the new site currently under construction. Liaises with the Database Coordinator to ensure smooth user interface for membership requests and with other BAMBI committee members to streamline the process for updating events and information on the BAMBI website.
Works in partnership with all teams within BAMBI to plan and oversee the marketing and communication of BAMBI Playgroups, Activities meet-ups and Events directly to members through social media platforms and the BAMBI website. Organises plans and sends mailshots to approved mailing lists and answers online enquiries from the public in a timely manner. Attends monthly committee meetings as a voting committee member.
Assists the Media Coordinator in social media marketing and management of BAMBI’s Facebook page and enquiries on messenger. Liaises with other BAMBI departments to ensure timely promotion of BAMBI playgroups and events across social media, BAMBI website, and e-newsletter.
Supports the Database Coordinator to ensure that the online database is maintained and membership details are up to date. Helps to manage online membership applications and related admin, including posting of membership cards. Liaises with BAMBI News team to provide up-to-date membership information for the monthly mailing of magazines.
Designs promotional materials for BAMBI (event flyers, playgroup flyers, BAMBI gifts, etc.). Comes up with fun ideas for designs and helps to make our promotional materials attractive. Some experience with Photoshop or a similar program is necessary for this position. A great opportunity to let your creativity flow and your imagination fly!
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 minimum commitment of one afternoon per month.
Attends and manages the playgroup: collects entrance donations, welcomes new and current members to the playgroup, and takes photos of the playgroup for BAMBI News magazine. BAMBI playgroups are predominantly ‘free-play’; however, Playgroup Leaders and Co-leaders can voluntarily introduce circle time or short activities to their playgroup at their discretion. We have positions for Playgroup Leaders/Co-leaders at various locations throughout Bangkok, Sukhumvit, Sathorn, and Silom.
Helps BAMBI Events and Yard Sales Teams to organize and coordinate their events. On average BAMBI holds three big party events (Splash, Halloween, +1 more) and three Yard Sales every year. BAMBI events are usually on Saturdays.
NEW MEMBERS/POP UP 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 organising weekend pop up playgroups (usually one Saturday morning per month) so there is requirement for 2-3 hours on a Saturday once per month.
Responsible for identifying venues and activities for a monthly evening social get-together for busy mums. This role is suited to a sociable, outgoing person, with good organizational skills and an enthusiastic sense of fun. As WOMBLES Coordinator, you attend these monthly supper events for free.
ASSISTANT EDITOR, BAMBI News
Working closely with the Editor, revises articles to ensure that the magazine is free of inconsistencies and error, including spelling and grammar. If needed, produces material for print and, on occasion, helps to guide the magazine through production process. Must possess an eye for detail and the ability to work to deadline.
JAPANESE COORDINATOR 日本語コーディネーター
Assists Japanese members in Japanese, mostly through email and Facebook. Liaises with the BAMBI committee to find answers for questions Japanese members may have about BAMBI. Assists with monthly Japanese moms support mornings and other BAMBI events to the extent possible.