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BARN Gives Back

Volunteers donate time, expertise to community service projects

Giving back to the community is an important part of BARN’s mission! We have many generous and talented members who enjoy volunteering on projects that make a difference in our region. BARN partners with local non-profit organizations on a wide variety of projects, from woodworking to knitting to cooking and much more. Below you’ll find blog articles about some of the projects we’ve completed in recent years.

  • If you are an organization with a project to propose to BARN, please complete our Community Service Inquiry Form.
  • If you are an individual with an interest in participating in Community Service projects, please contact our Membership Coordinator at membership@bainbridgebarn.org to learn about our current projects.
  • There are also many volunteer opportunities if you would like to give your time to support BARN! Visit our Volunteer at BARN page to find out more.
BARN Bites: Nourishing the Community

BARN Bites: Nourishing the Community

Last April, as the world shut down, volunteers gathered in BARN’s clean and spacious Kitchen Arts studio – one of the only kitchens on Bainbridge where four or five people could cook safely separated by 6 feet of distance. Making…

Mask-making: A Collaboration

Mask-making: A Collaboration

Nearly a year ago, the BARN Fabric Arts Studio launched a mask-making program to respond to the growing concerns of COVID-19. BARN’s energetic Studio Lead Fran Fuller first began prototyping in response to a request from Bainbridge Prepares. This was…

Restoring the Quinault

Restoring the Quinault

The Quinault is a boat with many stories to tell, and all 61 feet of her is now suspended inside the BARN woodshop. When the Bainbridge Island Rowing Club needed help and space to restore this historic rowing shell, they…

“It’s a super power”: Girls Who Code at BARN

“It’s a super power”: Girls Who Code at BARN

On Thursdays after school, a group of girls gathers in BARN’s Electronic and Technical Arts (ETA) Studio, each one writing code on a workstation or laptop into the late afternoon. This club, part of the national organization of Girls Who…

Back to School with BARN in the Classroom

Back to School with BARN in the Classroom

Hundreds of high school students returned to classrooms this fall to find cell phone caddies built by the BARN Woodworking Studio. Volunteers at BARN built the custom caddies over the summer to help Bainbridge High School (BHS) teachers implement a…

BCB: Sharing the stories of Bainbridge Island

BCB: Sharing the stories of Bainbridge Island

From the dazzling exploits of Team Sail Like a Girl to the complex issues around affordable housing, the subjects tackled by the volunteer hosts who run Bainbridge Community Broadcasting (BCB) out of BARN’s Media Arts & BCB studio are capturing…

BARN Helps Captain Find His Hook

BARN Helps Captain Find His Hook

We all know there’s magic at BARN — but did you know that BARN members and Studios help make magic in our community? The BARN Metal Fabrication Studio recently contributed an important costume piece to the Mountaineers Players’ production of…

BARN Woodworker Launches Canoe Project in Nicaragua

BARN Woodworker Launches Canoe Project in Nicaragua

How can one class at BARN bring changes to people living on the Caribbean coast of Nicaragua? Step into the Woodworking and Boatbuilding Studio this summer and you will see a beautiful canoe. In June of 2017, Jim Gordon became…