Local Group Volunteer

Tools with a Mission

Register your Interest

Join our amazing community of Local Groups and make a difference in your area. As a Local Group Volunteer you will be apart of a team of people who share our passion for livelihood creating tools and work together to collect from the local community. We are always interested in more Local Groups. Are you interested in starting one?

You can help us to arrange tool collections at local supermarkets, DIY stores and garden centres, and maybe offer talks to local community groups or speak on local radio. al groups. 

Some groups sort the tools before arranging collection and do some refurbishment work, such as grinding off rust, fixing loose handles.

Starting a Local Group is easy - all you need is somewhere to store the tools, such as a vacant garage or a large shed, and the enthusiasm to gather together like-minded friends..

Tools with a Mission, (TWAM) is dedicated to providing tools to skill centres in Africa. These tools give the recipient the means to generate their own income, create their own businesses, and build a mindset of independence, not reliance.


What will you be doing?

There are many possibilities, but the main tasks usually undertaken are:

  • Collecting tools from requests made by the general public through the TWAM website.
  • Promoting TWAM locally to generate your own tool donation requests.
  • Arranging a collection by a TWAM van.
  • Storing the tools until they are collected by the TWAM van.
  • Sorting the tools so that all broken and unsuitable tools are removed before the van collects. 
  • Basic tool refurbishment as facilities and skills allow.
  • Maybe visit shows, farmers markets,local events etc to promote TWAM and tool donations.
  • Maybe offer talks and demonstrations to churches and other local groups to encourage their support.
  • Coordinate with local Tool Collectors, and Community Fundraisers to have a real impact on your community.
  • Offer support to other potential groups who need advice on how to set up and run a group.

You may not do all these things, but they are examples of what Local Groups do for TWAM.

  

Skills

If you have knowledge of tools or experience of setting up and organising groups, that would be great, but, if not, we can support you all the way.

Benefits

  • A rewarding opportunity as you are directly helping people living in ultra-poverty gain the tools that will change their lives.
  • From this role you will gain a warm satisfaction at the difference you are making in people's lives.
  • Amazing opportunity to build friendships, impact your community and transform lives.
  • We will provide a reference if required for a future employer or other organisation.


Practical Considerations

  • You will need somewhere to store tools before arranging collection.
  • TWAM will provide training and advise and you will be a member of the Local Group Network which offer support and resources.
  • We will provide you with promotional material and equipment for talks if needed.

When do I need to be available?

Details You decide when you meet, collect tools, and carry out refurbishment. Most groups meet 2-3 days a week between them.
Morning Afternoon Evening
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Wednesday
Thursday
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Saturday
Sunday

Register your Interest

  • Details
  • Disabled Access
  • Equal Opportunities Policy or Statement
  • Expenses
    We will help with expenses such as when needing to purchase tools for refurbishment/attending exhibitions.
  • Health and Safety
  • Induction
  • Insurance Cover for Volunteers
  • Other
  • Suitable for 13 - 16 years
  • Suitable for 16 - 18 years
  • Suitable for a group of volunteers
  • Suitable only for (e.g. 18+, LGBT, BAME, Women only)
    Volunteer must be 18+
  • Support on Offer
    You will have the support of the Volunteer Coordinator, Fundraising and Community Officer, and Press Officer.