Volunteering

Volunteering

Volunteer Tool Collector for Tools with a Mission

Role Type: Casual
Based: All of Warrington
Categories: Transport / Driving
Does this opportunity require independent working?: Yes
Is this opportunity suitable for someone looking to participate / first-time volunteer?: Yes

What would I be doing?

The Tool Collectors role is to respond to requests from members of the public to collect tools they have to donate and store them for the TWAM van to collect.

There is considerable flexibility in this role time-wise as collections can be made at any time which is agreed between you and the donor.

If you prefer not to, or don’t drive, then you can also be a drop-off point when people bring tools to you.

Typical tasks may include:

Taking calls and emails from members of the public and arranging collection times

Driving to collect tools from people and bringing them back to your storage area

Arranging collections from the TWAM vans

What skills do I need?

You should have a friendly and welcoming personality as you will be the face of TWAM to members of the public. You need to enjoy driving (unless acting only as a drop off) and be happy to travel reasonable distances. You will also need to be reasonably fit as loads of tools can be heavy. Finally, you should be able to stay organised, check emails regularly, respond to these and telephone requests and can organise your time and schedule around any other commitments you have.

About Tools with a Mission

The charitable work of Tools with a Mission is to collect unwanted tools, refurbish them, sort them into trade kits and send them across the world for livelihood creation. We send around 20 containers filled with over 300 tonnes of tools every year. To do this we rely on a national volunteer workforce and welcome people of all ages and abilities and of any faith and no faith.

We do this because we want to support local people supporting their own communities through sustainable livelihood creating projects. We believe there is dignity through work and the ability to provide for yourself and your family. We believe entire communities can be transformed through training and the provision of tool kits and equipment. As a Christian Charity, we believe that God’s heart reaches out to the poor and that He calls us to follow His example. Our motivation is to work with faith and non-faith-based organisations to be a refuge for the poor, a safe place to find support, hope and dignity through the provision of tools and equipment.

Recruitment and training details:

We provide an induction to the role which may be either over the phone, electronically, or in person, and provide a volunteer handbook on starting. You will have a named contact within TWAM for and questions or problems and further training can be provided as required. You will also be given a TWAM Polo shirt and fleece to wear and an ID card if required.

Is a DBS required? No

The Gateway, 89 Sankey Street, Warrington, WA1 1SR Tel: 01925 246880
Registered in England & Wales as a Registered Charity 1129343
and as Company Limited by Guarantee No:6805818

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