Toy Library Volunteer

South Bristol Toy Library
Contract Type: 
Part Time
3 hours per month minimum - Tues or Sat mornings
Contract Details: 
Volunteer role
Details of Role: 

South Bristol Toy Library is a small charity based in Bedminster,  set up and run by volunteers to encourage children, their parents and carers to play, share and grow.  We are particularly keen to support and encourage those who would normally find it difficult to access exciting, creative and positive toys and play opportunities.

Toy library sessions are where children, their parents and carers come along to try out new toys and swap toys for new ones to take home.  We run 4 sessions a month, every other Tuesday and Saturday mornings, and are always on the look-out for new, committed volunteers. Volunteers can bring children with them to the session, making this an ideal post for parents/carers on maternity/paternity leave.

We are looking for volunteers who are:

  • Friendly, welcoming and reliable
  • Willing to get stuck in
  • Open to learning new things and using a computer or tablet
  • Interested in play, children and their parents and carers

The role involves:

  • Helping to set up and tidy up the session
  • Welcoming and helping those who attend
  • Helping people use the Lend Engine (an online catalogue) to choose and find toys
  • Checking in returned toys
  • Checking out borrowed toys
  • Welcoming and signing up new members

Volunteers have the opportunity to:

  • Help children, their parents and carers discover new and exciting ways to play, share and grow
  • Volunteer with your own child – babies, toddlers, preschoolers and older
  • Learn new skills
  • Join a friendly team
  • Enjoy a free toy hire from each session you volunteer at
  • Help the library to keep going

What we ask from our volunteers:

  • A commitment to volunteering for at least one 3 hour library session a month
  • A commitment to receiving training so that you have confidence in doing the role
  • A commitment to undertaking a DBS check if necessary and supplying references
Closing Date: 
Wednesday, 8 May, 2019 - 11:15
How to Apply: 
Contact Person: 
Lisa Tozer
Contact Email: