Alexandra Toy Library


BOARDS / COMMITTEES - Committee Member

Organisation Summary

The Alexandra Toy Library is a not-for-profit organisation, administered by a small group of dedicated volunteer committee. Our membership base inlcudes both families on annual membership rates and also casual and grandparent membership over the longer term.  Operating in a similar way to a public book library, we offer a range of quality toys, puzzles, games and learning activities for members to hire for a set period of time.

The Alexandra Toy library is a member of the Toy Library Federation of New Zealand.   Their vision is “Let the Children Play” with a mission statement "to actively promote play as being essential to the optimal educational, physical, psychological, social and cultural development of the child".

Tasks

Committee members assist with the administration and planning of the Alexandra Toy Library.  This includes stock purchase and management, building maintenance and repairs, fundraising and planning.

There are a wide variety of tasks within the committee, we would love to hear from you to see what skills you are able to share.  Many of the tasks are able to be done at a time of your choosing and from home.  Most of the committee have young children and manage their tasks around their family obligations.

We are currently in need of people to help with secretarial duties and in the treasurer tasks.  This requires people to have good computer skills - training is available from experienced people.  We would love to hear from those who can bring new ideas and initiatives to our group.

Time Commitment

The time commitment varies depending on the tasks undertaken.

The roles are located in Alexandra.

Skills required

People interested in these positions need to have good written and oral communication skills and be able to work well with others.  Although we tend to attract people who love young children and their toys, this is not a prerequisite.  There are loads of kid-free tasks as well!

Ministry of Justice checks and / or reference checks may be required.

Skills gained:

Volunteers gain skills in building relationships, event planning, communication, fundraising, grant writing and many more. 

Volunteers gain satisfaction from providing a service that enables our kids to experience a range of quality toys at an affordable and environmentally friendly way.  

Many members building relationships with those they work with and gain friendships.  It is also a great way to involve your kids in being "special helpers".

 

Schedule Summary

This activity generally occurs on

  • Monday - Morning, Afternoon, Evening
  • Tuesday - Morning, Afternoon, Evening
  • Wednesday - Morning, Afternoon, Evening
  • Thursday - Morning, Afternoon, Evening
  • Friday - Morning, Afternoon, Evening
  • Saturday - Morning, Afternoon