The Comox Valley Toy Library Society is recruiting volunteers for the coming year. A volunteer information session will be held on Thursday, Sept. 19 at 7 p.m. at St. George’s United Church. The Toy Library relies on volunteers to continue to serve the community; volunteers sign toys in and out of the library, clean and put away toys, and assist in carrying toys to cars.
For volunteer co-ordinator Renee Fouquette, working at the Toy Library is the ideal volunteer position. “Volunteering at the Toy Library is a great way to connect with other families in the community,” she said.“And it’s something we can do as a family.”
Fouquette’s husband shares the role of volunteer co-ordinator, and their one-year-old son Louie plays with the toys while she works.
“Our volunteers come from all walks of life – parents, grandparents, and kids of all ages,” said Renee. “Our volunteers commit to one 1.5-hour shift each month and sign up online as their schedules permit.”
The Toy Library is located at St. George’s United Church at 505-6th Street, Courtenay. Open hours are Tuesdays 10-11 a.m., the first Saturday of the month 10-11 a.m., and the third Thursday of each month from 7-8 p.m. For more information, follow the Comox Valley Toy Library Society on Facebook or Instagram, or visit the website at http://cvtoylibrary.weebly.com/
If you are interested in volunteering or attending the information session please contact Renee Fouquette at firstname.lastname@example.org or 250-668-4562.