TWAM Van Team
Join one of our TWAM Van Teams and become a vital part of our mission to send refurbished tools to African skills centres for livelihood creation. TWAM Vans collect tools that are donated to us, either from volunteer collectors or members of the public, and bring them back to our Refurbishment Centres. Without the vans, TWAM's work wouldn't be possible.
TWAM operates a fleet of modern vans driven by our dedicated team of Van Champions who share our passion for making a difference. Join us and be part of a friendly, supportive community that values teamwork, commitment, and dedication.
There are three roles within the van team. It is possible to combine the roles, as many Van Managers are also Van Champions or Van Administrators. The roles are:
As a Van Champion, you'll travel the length and breadth of the country, collecting tools from our local Tool Ambassadors and delivering them to our Refurbishment Centres. Our Van Champions are not only skilled drivers but also friendly and approachable team players who enjoy meeting new people and working together towards a common goal. You'll get to know our amazing volunteer tool collectors and help load and unload the tools, all while enjoying the sights and sounds of the open road.
The Van Administrator is responsible for putting together the van schedules using Google Sheets/Microsoft Excel. They have a list of collectors and locations based on designated van areas which they use to plan the van collections, ringing up the collectors to confirm dates. They will liaise with the Van Manager to add any extra collections, such as members of the public with large industrial tools or large loads of tools who are in the same area as a scheduled collection.
The main responsibilities of a Van Manager encompass the maintenance and operational management of our van. Van Managers ensure the smooth and efficient running of the van, scheduling services and sorting out necessary repairs in a timely manner. A key aspect of the role is communicating effectively with our Van Administrator to schedule requested collections and inform them of any arrangements with the van for them to add to the schedule. Additionally, you will be responsible for arranging and facilitating new driver assessments to ensure our drivers are well-equipped and competent.
Ipswich, Rugby, Maidstone, Aldershot, and Redcar.
It would be really helpful if you volunteered regularly, ideally on an agreed day(s) every week, although due to the nature of the role, it would be great if you had some flexibility