We are so grateful for the PTLL members who join our board of directors, or otherwise donate their time above and beyond VOD requirements!
All potential board members should be prepared to spend at least several hours per month on their board duties (time commitment varies a lot depending on position), to act as leaders within the organization, and to positively represent us in the larger community.
Additionally, all board members are expected to maintain membership, regularly attend monthly board meetings, and participate in governing the toy library.
We also welcome members with interest in becoming Friends of the Board. These fantastic volunteers do a little bit extra to help keep the PTLL running, without the time commitment of a full board position. An FOB might maintain the art room, stock supplies, or help with a project.
Below is a list of positions that are currently unfilled. We encourage you to express interest in any of these, but please do not consider it an exhaustive list. If you've got a special skill, talent, interest, or just a great idea...we'd love for you to share it with us!
Our board members often do not have any experience before entering their positions; while it's great if you do, we're really looking for enthusiasm and a willingness to learn. Many board members use these positions as an opportunity to learn a new skill, and they can be a great resume booster for stay-at-home parents looking to reenter the workforce. Our organization runs best when the voices running it are diverse. If we've created barriers that are stopping you from being able to join us, please reach out and let's figure out how we can remove them!
Open Board Positions
The secretary's duties include taking meeting minutes, maintaining organizational documents, and tracking several statistics such as the number of visitors to our space.
FLOOR TOY COORDINATOR
The floor toy coordinator maintains the toys, furnishings, and other items in the play space. This means upgrading and replacing toys as needed, while staying within a designated budget. The floor toy coordinator is free to exercise a great deal of creativity and vision in cultivating the play space. Knowledge of child development is useful, but no particular experience is needed for this role.
SNACKS & SUPPLIES COORDINATOR
This is a friend of the board position and one that is essential to keeping the PTLL running.
The supplies coordinator makes sure we've got plenty of snacks-for-purchase in our kitchen, as well as making sure we have enough of all the essential supplies (e.g., toilet paper, trash bags, cleaning products).
FRIENDS OF OUTREACH
We are seeking several friends of the board under Outreach. As a Friend of Outreach, you will cultivate a relationship between the PTLL and your existing personal community (however you choose to define "community"). You will share feedback with the board, about how we can meet the needs of the community (or communities) to which you belong. Time commitment is minimal, and there is a lot of flexibility in how you might perform this role.