Charles and John Wesley, were fundamental in the formation of the Methodist Church and they believed that ‘works’ as well as faith were essential to the whole of Christian living. Methodists were encouraged to work to their utmost to improve the lives of others and this passion has never diminished.
Methodists today still seek actively to improve the world and by volunteering with Tools with a Mission, you will be following in the Wesley’s footsteps by changing people’s lives for the better.
So thank you for your interest in Tools with a Mission. It’s great that you have clicked through to our website and are keen to learn more about what we do and how you may be able to help.
Why should you give your time to TWAM?
Put simply because we all benefit. Most churches and Christians struggle to build links with their community and gain those precious opportunities to engage with people. People understand what we do because it is so simple and it just makes sense. So when a church opens a tool collection point or holds regular collection days, their community responds. If churches choose to start collecting tools as well, it is not so hard to recruit a team of enthusiastic locals and with it the valuable relationships. Indeed, it is a great way to be salt and light into your community and many tools donations come following bereavement and the time when people most need someone to show them some care and support.
Why do we do this?
There are 4 main reasons we’d like to mention
Firstly, it’s great for the environment as we save hundreds of tonnes of unwanted tools going to landfill every year and we give them new life.
Second, we enable people to transform their communities whilst giving dignity to them by respecting their culture. We do this by not telling them what they need – instead they tell us and we provide the tools!
Thirdly, it supports sustainable projects. With a combination of tool and training, projects and communities are created which become economically independent and don’t need constant funding. To coin an old phrase – it’s a hand up not a hand out.
Finally, and why you are hopefully here, it gives purpose to our volunteers in the UK, who are people just like you.
TWAM is such a friendly place to volunteer and we like to think of ourselves as a family where people can find friendship, support and purpose.
TWAM has exciting plans over the next few years to grow in size so we can help even more people in Africa but to do so we need many more people to help
We need people to refurbish tools at our Ipswich, Midlands and Halstead centres
We need tool collectors all over England and Wales.
We need drivers in Ipswich, Coventry, Redcar, Farnham and Maidstone
So why not have a look around. Here are some great places to start:
Any questions please just ask our Volunteer Coordinator Paul Daley by email or phone: