Sewing Machine Refurbishment Team 

Volunteer role description

Where will I be volunteering?

Currently we have sewing machine refurbishment teams in Coventry and 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 many sewing machines donated to TWAM receive  the TLC they need to get them working and in a good

condition to go into shipments.

What are the main things I will be doing?

  • Inspecting sewing machines received to  check their condition and whether they are working or need repair and ensuring that they are all clean and tidy.

  • Carrying out minor repairs where appropriate and refurbishment

  • Testing that the machines are working correctly after refurbishment

What strengths and skills will be helpful for this role?

A friendly personality  and able to work well as part of a team.  Ideally some skills with sewing machines although training can be provided. Commitment and a willingness to work hard.  An eye for detail and determination to see the job through. 

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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