Established in 1986, Box Hill Area Toy Library is a volunteer-run, independent Not-For-Profit organisation.
We exist so parents and carers can borrow a wide variety of educational toys, puzzles, costumes and games for children aged six months to six years.
We are currently located within Whitehorse Council’s Box Hill South Family Centre, 1228A Riversdale Road, Box Hill South.
If you are interested in membership, volunteering or joining the committee please pop in to one of our borrowing sessions, or contact us.
Volunteer as a borrowing Session Coordinator
Without help from our members, the toy library cannot operate.
We need Session Coordinators to open the library and ensure the smooth running of borrowing sessions.
The toy library provides full training to all our volunteers who work in pairs.
If you’d like to put your hand up, please schedule your duties at a time you can commit to in MiBase.
If you cannot attend borrowing sessions, there are Committee positions available that can be done from home.
Box Hill Area Toy Library aims to;
- Provide inexpensive children’s entertainment
- Promote sustainability and reuse of toys
- Facilitate community connections for local families
- Encourage parents to play with their children
- Help children have a range of play experiences.
Box Hill Area Toy Library is entirely run by a volunteer committee of management.
The committee is made up of local parents to provide play opportunities to children in the community.
Roles include; President, Secretary, Treasurer, IT Coordinator, Membership Coordinator, Marketing Coordinator, Party Pack Coordinator and borrowing Session Coordinators.
Committee members receive a free annual membership as a token of appreciation for their commitment of five tasks a year.
All volunteer committee members are required to complete five volunteer duties a year (four one-hour sessions helping at the toy library plus one special event, such as helping with fundraising or stocktake).
If you are interested in joining our committee, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
What our members say
I didn’t know much about toy libraries when we first joined but the kids loved choosing different toys and playing with them all week.” – Daniel, father of two.