How to join
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 (five per year of membership) and return all toys.
Bonds are refunded or rolled over upon membership renewal 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, ie. 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, Vice 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 or rolled over upon renewal of membership.
If you cannot attend borrowing sessions, there are committee positions available that can be done from home. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com
Fill out the online form and we will be in contact.
Come Visit Us
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.
Confirmed Closures for 2023
13 March 2023
4 till 23 April 2023
25 April 2023
12 June 2023
25 June till 9 July 2023
17 September till 1 October 2023
24 December 2023 till 28 January 2024