Membership

For a limited time only, new members receive their first 6 months free. All you pay is the refundable bond.

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How to join

  1. Fill out the online application form.
  2. Pay your $50 bond and membership fee.*
  3. Start borrowing toys and schedule your volunteer duties using Mibase.

*For a limited time only, new members receive their first 6 months free. All you pay is the refundable bond.

How does the bond work?

All members are required to pay a $50 bond when signing up for membership.

This bond will be refunded once a member decides to leave the toy library on the condition that members complete all required volunteer duties and return all toys.

Bonds are refunded at the discretion of the committee and partial bond refunds will not be provided. 

 

Do all members have to volunteer?

Yes, all toy library members are expected to complete five volunteer duties per year – four one-hour sessions helping at the toy library and one special event, such as helping with fundraising or stocktake. Without help from members, the toy library cannot operate.

Members wishing to schedule their duties can do so via MiBase. Using the same link you can also browse our toy collection and renew your toys.

How do I complete my membership duties?

All toy library members are expected to complete five volunteer duties per year. Without volunteers, the toy library cannot run. 

These duties include four one-hour sessions helping at the toy library and one special event, such as helping with fundraising or stocktake. Without help from members, the toy library cannot operate.

Toy library duty lasts for one hour during borrowing sessions and volunteers assist session coordinators by counting returned toys. Volunteers will always be supported by a committee member.

Members wishing to schedule their duties can do so via MiBase.

Box Hill Area Toy Library is run by a volunteer committee of management. Roles include president, secretary, treasurer, IT coordinator, membership coordinator, marketing coordinator, party pack coordinator and most importantly, session coordinators to ensure the smooth running of toy library borrowing sessions.

I am very busy, do I have to complete my duties?

It is a requirement as a Box Hill Area Toy Library Committee Member that you complete your duties.

We ask that you do your best to assist in the running of the toy library.

An exemption to duties may be provided in the event of sickness, the birth of a new baby or other family change.

If duties are not completed, members will not have their bond refunded. 

If you cannot attend borrowing sessions, there are committee positions available that can be done from home. Please email connect@boxhillareatoylibrary.org.au for more information.

I am looking for volunteer opportunities, can I help at the toy library?

Box Hill Area Toy Library is always looking for volunteers to assist us with the running of the toy library. The toy library provides full training and support to all our volunteers. If you are interested in volunteering with the Box Hill Area Toy Library please email president@boxhillareatoylibrary.org.au

Membership form

Fill out the online form and we will be in contact.

Membership options

Government health care card holders receive a $10 discount on all membership categories.

Toys are borrowed for two weeks at a time, and they can be renewed twice via Mibase.

Trial 3-month membership

Borrow 4 toys and 1 puzzle at a time

$30 ($50 bond)

Infant

For families with a child between the age of six months and one year. Borrow 4 toys and 1 puzzle at a time

Free ($50 bond)

Family – four

Borrow 4 toys and 1 puzzle at a time

$60 ($50 bond)

Family – six

Borrow 6 toys + 1 puzzle at a time

$75 ($50 bond)

Group – Eight

This is designed for family daycare or playgroups.
Borrow 8 toys and 1 puzzle at a time

$100 ($50 bond)

Come Visit Us

Mondays 7.30-8.30 pm
Saturdays 9.30-10.30 am.

Box Hill South Family Centre
1228A Riversdale Road, Box Hill South VIC.

The toy library is generally closed on public holiday weekends and school holidays. Members will be alerted of planned closures via email.