Overview

You will work within your local community, Church, or community group to promote TWAM and help raise the funds we need to keep the tools flowing.

You will organise events of all kinds or find others to do them for you, from music nights to traditional coffee mornings.

It means keeping an eye on what is going on in the community and perhaps finding people to enter sponsored events such as fun runs, 10Ks, walks for TWAM.

It will include working with our other volunteers to arrange events such as TWAM evenings with coffee and cake or a buffet.

Overall, you’ll be telling everyone how great TWAM is and why we need their support.

We are looking for passionate, energetic people who can organise things and get things done, and people who can identify others and mobilise them to organise events. We really need people who can work as a team and really get stuck into the very exciting role.

You’ll get pull-up banners, leaflets, resources and loads of support from everyone at TWAM, from the Volunteering Coordinator and the Fundraising and Communications Officer to your local TWAM Tool Ambassadors and Community Ambassadors.

You will also be given a TWAM polo shirt and fleece to wear and an ID card if required.

From the role, you will gain a warm satisfaction at the difference you are making to people’s lives.   You may also have opportunities if you wish to learn new skills.  We will provide a reference if required for a future employer or other organisation.

We are a UK charity based in Ipswich, Suffolk, with centres across the country.  We have a mission to empower people in Africa living in extreme poverty to create their own livelihoods. We do this by sending trade kits full of tools that are used in skills training centres, offering the trainees a way to put poverty in the past for good and begin their own sustainable careers. We send around 18 containers to rural African communities every year, full of tools that have been collected from across the UK, and refurbished in our refurbishment centres.
We have a strong environmental focus, as our work helps to keep around 225 tonnes of tools out of landfills in the UK every year.

We also have a wide range of volunteering opportunities that enrich local UK communities and provide a safe environment for people to make friendships whilst making a difference.