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Volunteer Tool Refurbisher

Volunteer Tool Refurbisher

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    Ipswich, Suffolk

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    over 2 years ago

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General Description of Role and Location (s) available

Within our refurbishment centres we are looking for volunteers to carry out a wide range of roles. Tools are brought to the centre which need to be sorted and checked over. Refurbishment and testing often needs to take place to bring the tools to a condition where they can be included within a tool kit

You will need to be friendly and approachable. You should have commitment to what you are doing with a willingness to work hard whilst taking enjoyment and satisfaction from your volunteering role.

Not all roles are available at all our centres. For information on what is available where you live, please see

When Role is available

This will vary by location. Our Ipswich Centre is open Monday to Friday 9am to 4pm. Opening hours at our other centres vary

Typical tasks / more itemised description of the role

Welcoming people and taking in donations of tools

Sorting through tools and passing to other sections of the centre for refurbishment

Checking and testing tools donated

Carrying out simple cleaning and refurbishment to bring the tools up to a condition for inclusion in a tool kit. This may include minor repairs, sharpening, replacing parts or restoration

About the person / Skills needed

You need to have a friendly personality and be able to work well as part of a team. Some skills in the relevant area are a bonus but these are not a requirement as training can be provided and there are some roles which do not require any specialist skills. You should be willing to work hard but also to enjoy yourself working alongside other volunteers. For many roles, an eye for detail will be needed. Some roles will also require a higher level of physical fitness as there may be heavy tools to move. Some roles may need you to be able to work under pressure from time to time as there may be container shipping deadlines to be met

What we offer / what the volunteer can learn / gain from the role

We provide a full induction and a volunteer handbook on starting. 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 and Fleece to wear and any Personal Protective Equipment Needed,

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

Brief Description of TWAM and what we do

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

Other Requirements

Most refurbishment centre roles have a minimum age of 18 years old unless otherwise agreed. There is no maximum limit.

How to apply

This may be via the websites own application process which will come through to our email and we can send out forms etc. Where possible, we will want to try and include forms and information on the site and / links to where once there they can apply directly