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We are a UK charity based in Ipswich, Suffolk, with centres across the country. We have a mission to empower people in Africa living in extreme poverty to create their own livelihoods. We do this by ...

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Tool Collector

Tool Collector

Organisation role · Flexible hours
From home
Driving
Foreign aid and disaster reliefPoverty reduction
No PovertyDecent work and economic growthIndustry, innovation and infrastructure
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Tools with a Mission
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Summary

The main role of a Tool Collector is to be our first contact locally. Our Tool Collectors are the people that the public contacts to arrange collection.

Detailed description

The main role of a Tool Collector is to be our first contact in their local community. Our Tool Collectors are the people that members of the public contact to donate tools. 

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.


Tool Collectors 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 other words, kind and friendly people! 

If you are driving to collect, you will need a valid UK Driving Licence, but if you become a drop-off point, this is not needed.

Legally, we will also need to check you have adequate motor insurance and your car has an MOT. However, this is not needed for a drop-off point.

You will also need somewhere where you can store tools awaiting collection from the TWAM van.


You’ll be joining a great team and will enjoy the visits from the TWAM Van Teams and the invitations to volunteer days. You will also receive a TWAM polo shirt and fleece

This is an incredibly rewarding role as you get to meet the general public and share 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


What volunteers need

🗣️ Native language skills

What we will provide to volunteers

💸 Reimbursement of costs🤝 Extra support
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About Tools with a Mission

We are a UK charity based in Ipswich, Suffolk, with centres across the country. We have a mission to empower people in Africa living in extreme poverty to create their own livelihoods. We do this by sending trade kits full of tools that are used in skills training centres, offering the trainees a way to put poverty in the past for good and begin their own sustainable careers.

We send around 18 containers to rural African communities every year, full of tools that have been collected from across the UK, and refurbished in our refurbishment centres.



We have a strong environmental focus, as our work helps to keep around 225 tonnes of tools out of landfills in the UK every year.



We also have a wide range of volunteering opportunities that enrich local UK communities and provide a safe environment for people to make friendships whilst making a difference.