Tool Ambassador

About Tools with a Misson

We collect donated tools from across the UK, refurbish them, pack them into trade kits, and send them to African skills centres for livelihood creation. We have a team of over 400 volunteers nationwide and 6 members of staff helping us every step of the way. We want to send 1 million tools to Africa every year, and we need your help to do this. Join TWAM's Paul Daley on Zoom to find out more about what roles are available and how you can be an essential part of our mission.


The main role of a Tool Ambassador is to be our first contact in their local community. Our Tool Ambassadors are the people that members of the public contact to donate tools. Our Tool Ambassadors collect the donated tools, load them into boxes (easy to get from supermarkets), and store them ready for one of our vans to collect. They then arrange with their local Van Manager for them to be collected by a TWAM van


What will you be doing? 

Members of the public will contact you via email or phone. We will give you a TWAM email that goes on our website and will only give out your phone number to people who ring our office (because they may not use email). You can then arrange to either pick the tools up from them, or have them dropped off at your house, whichever you prefer. You will then need to store them until the TWAM van comes to you to collect them. This can either be on a rota basis, or when you ring your named Van Manager to ask for a collection. Many collectors also promote themselves in local magazines and notice boards.


What difference will you make?

This is an incredibly rewarding role as you get to meet the general public and share with our story with them. Many are so grateful that we are taking their tools rather than seeing them go to landfill. You’ll get a real buzz from many of the collections.



Skills

What are we looking for? 

We look for friendly people who have their own vehicle and who are willing to drive around an agreed area to collect donated tools. You will also need a storage area (shed or garage).

Tool Ambassadors need to be enthusiastic about what we do and the transforming power of tools. Many people donating tools do so following bereavement, so we need sensitive people willing to stop and talk, rather than rush off. In others words, kind and friendly people! Legally we will also need to check you have adequate motor insurance and your car has an MOT


Details

  • No criminal record (DBS) check required
  • Not suitable for under 18's
  • Will require a driving licence
  • Will require own vehicle or access to a vehicle
  • Will require references

When can I volunteer?

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Location

This opportunity can be carried out whilst working from home.


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