Spotlight on Volunteers
Special Volunteer Projects
Through the years, BBFL has welcomed many special volunteer projects. For his Eagle Scout project, teenager Josh Grove designed and built book shelves plus a rolling cart for the library. At his Eagle Scout badge award ceremony, Thai neighbors attended to congratulate him with gifts.
Boy Scouts of Troop 701 painted a set of donated table and chairs, and sanded and refinished a donated bench so that the furniture would be ready for BBFL's 2018 grand opening at our current location. Girl Scout and Boy Scout volunteers also taught at BBFL's ESL classes and helped out at the grand opening with games and face painting.
Anne Chomtin and other high school Chinese students baked and sold traditional Chinese mooncakes to raise money for BBFL. With their cash donation, the library bought Chinese books that kick started our Chinese language collection.
More recently, when overseas trips for students at International School Bangkok were cancelled due to Covid, BBFL hosted 11 teens during their Global Citizens Week (GCW). Under the guidance of Academic Dean Justyna McMillan and counselor Kevin Davy, the teens worked hard all week on several major projects: Trimming a huge tree and taming weeds in front of the library, power-washing the sidewalk, washing windows, designing a publicity banner, building bike racks out of PVC pipes, inputting BBFL's collection of Chinese books into the library inventory, assembling puzzles for a fundraiser, designing and setting up a beautiful rock garden, and cleaning the BBFL Reading Corner at a local homeless shelter. Their hard work made such a positive difference.
There's no limit to how you can help at BBFL. If you're interested in volunteering for a special project at BBFL, please email us from the "Contact Us" page.