Our most urgent needs at the moment
Throughout the TimeforTwam Website, we have detailed lots of different volunteering roles which may be of interest to you. Nearly all these roles are open on an ongoing basis as we can almost never have too many volunteers.
However from time to time, we have roles which are one off opportunities, and also roles which we particularly need to fill at that moment in time. These are detailed below and this page will be updated on a regular basis so please keep checking
Our Current pressing needs are for a Deputy Manager for our Coventry Refurbishment Centre and a Van Driver for our Cowdenbeath centre. We are also looking to significantly grow our Network of volunteer speakers. Description of these three roles are shown below. Please get in touch if you think you could help us in any of these areas.
Volunteer role description
Where will I be volunteering?
You will be volunteering from either our Coventry Van Hub or our Kent Van Hub in Maidstone
What commitment is expected from me?
There is flexibility in the role. The relevant Van Coordinator will look to plan their rotas around the Volunteers availability.
What will I be helping to achieve?
Ensuring that collections are made from volunteer collectors and members of the public with large quantities to donate and
that the tools reach either the Coventry Centrre or are taken by the Kent Van to Head Office in Ipswich
What are the main things that I will be doing?
Driving a van to collect large loads of tools from collectors and members of the public
Helping load the van at the visits and unloading the van at the refurbishment centre where you will have open access
Carrying out relevant pre-trip and post trip checks and recording these in the journey log
Taking van loads of tools either refurbished or in need of refurbishment to Head Office in Ipswich
What strengths and skills will be helpful for this role?
A friendly and welcoming personality. Happy to often be working on their own. Someone who likes driving and doesn't mind covering large distances. Physically fit as the tools may be heavy
What support can I expect to receive?
A Full induction including a driving assessment and a volunteer handbook on starting. You will normally have the opportunity to do at least one run accompanied by an experienced TWAM driver. 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?
We’ll then take up references and invite you in for a visit and informal chat with one of our team.