Volunteering Opportunities

Volunteering Opportunities

Volunteer Tool Collector for Tools with a Mission

Role Type: Regular
Based: North West
Categories: Supporting people, Transport / Driving
Availability: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday

What would I be doing?

The role of the collector is to respond to requests from members of the public to collect tools they have to donate and to store them for the TWAM van to collect.
The role is available throughout England, Wales and Scotland.

We will normally ask you to collect with a maximum 25 mile radius from your home (although you can request a smaller area) and requests are matched based on postcodes. There is considerable flexibility in this role timewise as collections can be made at any time which is agreed between you and the donor.

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 need to have a friendly and welcoming personality as you will be the face of TWAM to members of the Public.
You need to enjoy driving and be happy to travel reasonable distances.
You need to be reasonably physically fit as the loads of tools can be heavy.
You need to have organisational skills to ensure that you check emails regularly and respond to these and telephone requests and to sort out your 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.

Recruitment and training details:

We will ask for completion of one of our Volunteer Application forms.
The relevant Volunteer Manager will then give you a call for an informal discussion and if both parties are happy, references will then be taken up.

Provided these are satisfactory, we will then arrange completion of remaining paperwork and an induction to the role which may be either over the phone, electronically or in person and you will be provided with a Volunteer Handbook..

You will have a named contact within TWAM for any questions or problems and further training can be provided as required. You will also be given a TWAM Polo Shirt to wear and an ID Card if required.

Is a DBS required? No
Are volunteer expenses covered? e.g. travel Yes
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Registered in England & Wales as a Registered Charity 1129343
and as Company Limited by Guarantee No:6805818

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