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Time for TWAM
Volunteering opportunities with Tools with a Mission

Welcome to Time for TWAM, Tools with a Mission's dedicated volunteering website. If you want to visit our main website, go to

We are a UK-based Christian charity sending refurbished donated tools to African skills centres for livelihood creation. We send around 18 containers a year, filled with around 225 tonnes of life-transforming tools.

In doing this, we have helped tens of thousands of people across the developing world to gain the dignity and respect of lifting themselves out of poverty. Our mission is to respect their right to know what they need to do to change their lives, and we provide them with the support to do this.

Our work wouldn't be possible without our volunteers.

Our work gives a sense of purpose and pride to people across the UK who volunteer with us. Many are retired, others have learning difficulties, and some just find life hard and need a place to feel safe and cared for. We're honoured to be that place for over 400 volunteers nationwide.

We're also proud of our green credentials, saving over 400 tonnes of tools headed for landfills every year and refurbishing them for use again in Africa.


If you want to share our vision and support our work, there are many ways that you could do so. We welcome all abilities and everybody of our faith, other faiths, and no faith. 

Please note that we can only accept volunteer applications from people living in England and Wales.


We need people who will share our passion for collecting unwanted tools, refurbishing them, sorting them into trade kits, and helping us send them to the developing world for livelihood creation.

If you have any questions about volunteering, please get in touch with Paul Daley, our Volunteering Coordinator, at

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"TWAM’s vision for helping the underprivileged by providing recycled tools really caught my imagination and spurred me on to get involved. I find this a real blessing."

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Merve and Sue

“It gives us structure and purpose in doing something much bigger than ourselves. We miss it when we don’t come in with our friends.”

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It gives me the opportunity to meet many generous and thoughtful people. Despite what you might think if you read the press there is a lot of goodwill in this world!

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