The Comox Valley Toy Library volunteers are always smiling. And why not? They get to work with toys all day! They are looking for some new recruits. Photo supplied.

Comox Valley Toy Library looking for new recruits

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 cvtoylibrary@gmail.com or 250-668-4562.

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