Our committee

The Toy Library Committee is made up of member parents with diverse skills and interests. But we all have a single focus: managing and improving the Toy Library for all.

As we are a charitable trust, of course we have trustees. These are part of our hands-on committee of about 10 people, most of whom are active members of The Toy Library. The trustees bring certain skills or knowledge with them that allow decisions for the governance, health & safety and the future of our organisation. Committee members not only help with sharing the load of lots of “behind the scenes work”, i.e. fundraising activities, but also represent the voice of our members and best of all, they often get to try out new toys!  If you think you have time or skills to contribute, please consider joining us!

Time Commitment

We realise that everyone is busy with family, work etc., so we only meet about 10 times per year for around 2 hours in the evening , usually on the second Tuesday of the month, February through to November, 7:30pm-9:30pm.

The amount of time beyond this depends on your role. Trustee positions commit on average 2 hrs per week. Of other committee members we often suggest to “take charge” of one project per year and then just help others as you have time. Often these jobs can be done from home and in you own time. Committee members are not required to do duties but might be asked if they can help in case of emergencies.

Don’t be shy! Come along to the next committee meeting to find out more about how you can make a difference in your successful, not-for-profit community organisation.

Committee Member Benefits

First and foremost we try to have fun while managing our great community resource!

  • Connect with like minded young families in the area; you might make some great friends and build your skills all at once!
  • Assist your professional development and networking opportunities
  • Rewards of working with and helping the local community
  • Volunteering can be great for your physical and emotional health
  • You get to share test the newest toys first!
  • Subscriptions are reduced to $22 per year.

Committee 2020/2021


Chair – Justine Gilliland
Treasurer – Angela Willy
Secretary – Shona Thompson
Grant Officer – Gayle Palliser
Strategic Officer – Fiona Lal

General Committee:

Robyn Cade
Mark Gallon
Mike Hopper
Pari Ramarsad
Clodagh Armstrong
Rebecca Creery
Michelle Pigneguy