Our volunteer opportunities in Ipswich

our main Refurbishment Centre and Head Office

Refurbishment Centre Manager: Trevor Maynard

Office Manager: Jonny Green

Volunteer Coordinator: Paul Daley

Phone: 01473 210220 

Email: post@twam.uk

Address: 2 Bailey Close, Hadleigh Road Industrial Estate,

Ipswich.  IP2 0UD

Opening times: 8am - 5pm Monday to Friday

We're the main TWAM centre accommodating both a refurbishment workshop, warehouse and head office.  All our containers are despatched from Ipswich.  Over 60 people volunteer with us regularly and we always welcome new people. 

 

There is plenty of parking outside, we have male, female and disabled toilets and a nice canteen area.  Tea, coffee and biscuits are always available and volunteers can take a break whenever they want.  

Our volunteer opportunities

 

There's always lots to do and loads of different volunteering opportunities.  We're open Monday to Friday 9.00am to 5.00pm so there should be times when most people can join us. 

 

For a description of each the volunteer roles available please go to the Join our Workshop Team and Join our Van Team pages.

 

We have the following teams:

  • Tool Sorting and Welcome Team

  • Tool Refurbishing Team

  • PAT Testing and Power Tool Team

  • Tool Kit Assembling Team

  • Sewing Machine Refurbishing Team

  • Knitting Machine Refurbishing Team​

  • Haberdashery Team

  • ​Hand Knitting and Wool Team

  • IT Refurbishing Team

  • Van Drivers and loaders

Interested in joining us?   Then please apply online or download the application form here.

In our Ipswich Head Office

We're a busy little office with lots of phone calls to answer and post to respond to.  The work is varied and you will have the opportunity to work across all areas of admin.  You need to be comfortable with using computers and ideally be familiar with Microsoft Office.  We use Google for Business for day to day admin tasks and Salesforce CRM for record keeping.  Induction and training will be given and we don't expect everyone to come in with experience of all our systems.  We are a small and friendly team and you can be assured of the support you need. 

  • Office Administrators (help with phone calls, emails, post and letters)

  • Accounts team

  • Operations team (help with the documentation required for shipping our containers)

  • Volunteer Support Team (help with the recruitment and support of all our volunteers)

  • Fundraising Team

Interested in joining us?  Then please apply online or download the application form here

Our main building
Our main building
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Our canteen
Our canteen
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Our building again
Our building again
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Charlie refurbishing vices
Charlie refurbishing vices
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The Haberdashery team hard at work
The Haberdashery team hard at work
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Mary refurbishing from home
Mary refurbishing from home
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A container ready to go to Uganda
A container ready to go to Uganda
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An overview of the warehouse
An overview of the warehouse
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A Zambia container being loaded
A Zambia container being loaded
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Trevor Maynard

Trevor

Refurbishment Centre Manager

What attracted you to working for TWAM and to this role in particular?

I personally consider it an honour to be able to get involved with something which changes people's lives and when I saw this role, I knew I had the skills which I could bring to TWAM to make a difference.

What do you think your volunteers find most rewarding about volunteering in your Centre?

I think that they also love the feeling that they are making a big difference to someone's life.  In addition, though, it's the banter and the camaraderie and for many the chance to socialise with other people for a few hours 

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