If the Toy Lending Library is open, it’s because a volunteer member is there as a Volunteer On Duty (VOD). VODs work in two-hour shifts to:
- open and close the play space
- greet visitors
- answer questions
- check toys in and out of the toy library
When you are a VOD, your child comes first. We’re all parents or caregivers of young children, and we can wait while the VOD attends to their child’s needs.
Apply Online to become a member!
Cash, Credit Card, and Check payments accepted.
Or, print and complete a Membership Application. Please drop it off at the PTLL or mail it to us with your check payment.
We offer Scholarship Volunteer Memberships at no cost to anyone with an ACCESS card (or other demonstration of financial need) who is willing & able to volunteer for just 2 or 4 hours per month. You will receive all the benefits of a V2 or V4 membership.
For Scholarships and any other questions, including pro-rated Memberships (fewer than 12 months), please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Contribute a Talent or Skill
Because the operation of the PTLL is handled entirely by volunteers, we are always looking for people to contribute specialized skills. From graphic design to technical support to accounting, if you know how to do something and are willing to donate a few hours to the organization, we would love to have your help. Let the president know of your skill, and you may be able to attain friend of the board status or fully join the board: email@example.com.
Help with Toy Cleaning
Our toys are well loved and played with daily. While our volunteers clean toys that have been placed in the dirty toy buckets on a daily basis, we also schedule regular play space cleanups, during which all of our floor toys are wiped down. In addition, we close for a brief period in early August for a volunteer-driven total cleanup of the play space, and we rely on everyone who uses the PTLL pitching in to get the job done!
Join the Board / Attend Board Meetings
All members are welcome to attend meetings of the Board of Directors (generally scheduled the second Saturday of the month at 8:00 am), and openings on the Board of Directors are advertised throughout the organization. Learn more about our Board of Directors.
Spread the Word
While we do outreach to the greater Pittsburgh community, most families find out about the PTLL through word of mouth. Please spread the word!