Host Organisation: Tools with a Mission

The role of the collector is to respond to requests from members of the public to collect tools they have to donate and to store them for the TWAM van to collect. These will be refurbished and used in tool kits for livelihood creation

Opportunity Interests: Crisis or disaster relief, People who are unemployed
Type of Activity: Construction / Odd Jobs
Location: Alderley Edge, Alsager, Bollington, Cheshire East, Congleton, Crewe, Disley, Holmes Chapel, Knutsford, Macclesfield, Middlewich, Nantwich, Poynton, Sandbach, Wilmslow, Outside of Cheshire East
Days and Times for the Opportunity: Anytime

The role of the collector is to respond to requests from members of the public to collect tools they have to donate and to store them for the TWAM van to collect. The role is available throughout England, Wales and Scotland. We will normally ask you to collect with a maximum 25 mile radius from your home (although you can request a smaller area) and requests are matched based on postcodes.

There is considerable flexibility in this role timewise as collections can be made at any time which is agreed between the collector and the donor.

Typical tasks may include
Taking calls and emails from members of the public and arranging collection times
Driving to collect tools from people and bringing them back to our storage area
Arranging collections from the TWAM vans

Volunteer Commitment: Long Term
Is a DBS check required for this role?: No
Skills and Qualifications Required:

You need to have a friendly and welcoming personality as you will be the face of TWAM to members of the Public. You need to enjoy driving and be happy to travel reasonable distances. You need to be reasonably physically fit as the loads of tools can be heavy. You need to have organisational skills to ensure that you check emails regularly and respond to these and telephone requests and to sort out your schedule around any other commitments you have.

Are there any Gender or Age Restrictions?: No
Do you have disabled access to the areas a volunteer would be sited?: Yes
Do you pay expenses?: Yes
If yes, for what and at what rate?:

Claiming of expenses is optional but where claimed is 25p per mile

What support is available for the volunteer?:

We provide an induction to the role which may be either over the phone, electronically or in person and a volunteer handbook on starting. You will have a named contact within TWAM for any questions or problems and further training can be provided as required. You will also be given a TWAM Polo Shirt wear and an ID Card if required.
From the role, you will gain a warm satisfaction at the difference you are making to peoples lives.

What training is available for the volunteer?:

You will have opportunities if you wish to learn new skills. We will provide a reference if required for a future employer or other organisation