Volunteers needed to help tool up Africa - The Rugby Observer

Volunteers needed to help tool up Africa

Rugby Editorial 20th Jun, 2023   0

A TOOL charity in Rugby is seeking volunteers to help send refurbished tools to Africa

Tools with a Mission (TWAM) is looking for new volunteers to help send nearly 500 tonnes of donated tools to skills training centres.

The charity is hosting an open day on July 4, from 10.30am to 12.30pm and 1.30pm to 3.30pm, at its Rugby Refurbishment Centre headquarters on Paynes Lane.

Visitors can get a guided tour of the centre and speak to staff and other volunteers to discover more about the TWAM.

TWAM is mostly a volunteer-led organisation, with many opportunities available. Volunteers help in various ways – unloading tool deliveries, sorting tools into suitable categories, refurbishing tools and packing kits (haberdashery, sewing machines, carpentry tools, mechanics tools etc.), helping in the office, and loading containers.

TWAM’s Rugby Refurbishment Centre opened last September, and it will double the capacity to refurbish and send tools. This year, the charity aims to send 24 containers.

Volunteers will help with every step of the process of putting tools in the hands of people living in extreme poverty. These tools will help them to put poverty in the past for good, and build a better future for their families and their communities, whilst maintaining their dignity.

Spokesman Trevor Maynard said: “Volunteering with TWAM is a rewarding experience that offers a unique opportunity to make a tangible difference in the lives of others.

“Whether it’s helping to sort donated tools, packing kits or helping with office work, our volunteers are essential to our work and play a critical role in changing lives across Africa.

“We couldn’t do what we do without them and we are always excited to welcome new volunteers to our team.”

Visit www.twam.uk for further details.



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