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Toy Repairer


Alexandra Toy Library


Practical Help





The Alexandra Toy Library is a not-for-profit organisation, administered by a small group of dedicated volunteer committee. Their membership base inlcudes both families on annual membership rates and also casual and grandparent membership over the longer term.  Operating in a similar way to a public book library, they offer a range of quality toys, puzzles, games and learning activities for members to hire for a set period of time.

The Alexandra Toy library is a member of the Toy Library Federation of New Zealand.   Their vision is “Let the Children Play” with a mission statement "to actively promote play as being essential to the optimal educational, physical, psychological, social and cultural development of the child".

A volunteer is required to undertake repairs and improvements on toys as needed.  May also need occasional assistance with building maintenance and improvements and on workdays.

Volunteers will gain:

  • Ongoing use and possible development of existing trade skills.
  • Self satisfaction from knowing you are supporting local families in keeping a worthwhile service affordable.


Interested volunteers must have/be:

  • Experience in undertaking general handiman work with the skills and ability to do a tidy job.
  • Fit and mobile enough to undertake the work at your own pace. 
  • Personable, polite, respectful, honest, reliable.

A police vetting check or MOJ check may be required.

A Police background check is required for this role.

Time commitment

Usually undertaken during weekdays on an as required basis.  Often nothing for a few months and then a couple of things in quick succession.

Getting started

The first step is to express your interest by filling out the form below. We will then put you in touch directly with the organisation for more information on the role and how to proceed.

Ref: 1822

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