Toy Library Assistant

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We are looking for people who would like to join our team of lovely volunteers within the Toy Library. Available for 2 hours once a week or once a fortnight.

The role would include registering new members and issuing toys and play equipment out.

Ensuring records are kept of all money taken.

Recording details of returned toys.

General supervising of the room whilst sessions are open.

Recording and coding new toys for hire.

Taking donations for toys we have for sale and recording sale.

Cleaning, checking and shelving toys, keeping shelves tidy and clean

Tidying/cleaning at the end of the session making sure everything is locked away Help with fundraising events such as fetes, raffles. There are opportunities to be more involved, holding additional sessions (SEN, arts and crafts for example) if wanted to. Full training will be given and a DBS check will need to be carried out.

What skills do I need?

The ideal volunteer would need to enjoy being around children and be proactive in organising.

No previous experience is necessary as full training will be given.


  • Accessibility
  • Data Protection policy
  • DBS check required
  • Equal opportunities policy
  • Expenses reimbursed
  • Health and Safety Policy
  • Ongoing support
  • Suitable for under 18s
  • Training provided
  • Volunteer induction
  • Volunteer policy
  • Volunteers covered by insurance
  • Written role description

When can I volunteer?

Start Date: 19/05/2021

End Date: 19/05/2022

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Availability Details

Tuesday, Wednesday & Fridays 10.30-12.30 for 1 of these sessions per week ideally.


This opportunity is available Countywide.

Posted for
Colchester Toy Library

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  • Families and Parenting


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  • Teaching and Training

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