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
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.
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
Hand Knitting and Wool Team
IT Refurbishing Team
Van Drivers and loaders
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)
Operations team (help with the documentation required for shipping our containers)
Volunteer Support Team (help with the recruitment and support of all our volunteers)
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