School Books Team Member

Volunteer role description

Where will I be volunteering?

Currently we have a school books team in Ipswich


What commitment is expected from me?

It would be really helpful if you volunteered regularly, ideally on an agreed day/s every week


What will I be helping to achieve?

Ensuring that the thousands of school books we receive are sorted into age range and subject ready to send out to Africa.

What are the main things I will be doing?

  • Sorting donated school books into age range and subject

  • Boxing up and labelling boxes of books ready for shipment

What strengths and skills will be helpful for this role?

A friendly personality  and able to work well as part of a team.  Commitment and a willingness to  work hard.  Organised and able to work under pressure as there will often be deadlines to meet. You also need to be reasonably fit as you will be handling boxes of school books which can be quite heavy.

What support can I expect to receive?

A Full induction and volunteer handbook on starting. A named contact whilst you are volunteering and further training as required.

What can I expect from volunteering with TWAM?

The warm satisfaction of being able to make a difference.  A chance to meet new people and learn new skills.  A reference if required for a future employer.


What do I do now?

Complete a short form online or download the application form here

We’ll then take up references and invite you in for a visit and informal chat with one of our team.

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