Volunteers fear the Warrnambool Playgroup could fold if a new committee isn't formed soon.
Warrnambool Playgroup's outgoing president Lauren Murphy said she and previous committee members were moving on as their children started kindergarten and primary school, leaving the playgroup without vital positions.
Mrs Murphy said the committee was searching for a new president, vice president, secretary, treasurer, and enrolment, purchasing, maintenance and fundraising officers.
She said she feared the playgroup, which has been operating since the 1970s, would fold if a new committee wasn't formed soon.
"There aren't too many playgroups around these days and it would just be absolutely devastating if it folded," Mrs Murphy said.
"It would be shattering for our previous committee if it were to close."
Mrs Murphy joined the committee about six years ago, where she later became president of the volunteer group, a title she held for the last two years.
"As president my role was to pretty much run the playgroup, which I really really enjoyed," she said.
"I learnt a lot and made a lot of friends, including people who I know I will still keep in contact with."
Mrs Murphy said the role wasn't stressful, dedicating about three hours per week.
"It's a really easy role where everyone knows your family comes first and you put in what you can, at your own leisure," she said.
"The more you have on the committee, the more that helps you.
"Playgroup is really good for the kids who build a lot of friendships. It's also great for their social skills and general development."
Mrs Murphy thanked everyone for their contribution to the playgroup over the years and urged those interested in joining the new committee top visit the Warrnambool Playgroup Facebook.
The playgroup runs on Thursdays from 10am - 12pm at the Tooram Scout Hall on Warrnambool's Otway Road.
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