The County Ambassador will work with our Volunteering Coordinator to support our team of local volunteers (the people who collect tools, speak on our behalf and represent us in churches and community groups.), Recruit new volunteers and Promote our work locally
The County Ambassador will work with our Volunteering Coordinator to:
Support our team of local volunteers (the people who collect tools, speak on our behalf and represent us in churches and ci=ommunikty groups.)
Recruit new volunteers
Promote our work locally
Help organise and run local events
Represent TWAM where opportunities arise
Seek opportunities to recruit groups to support TWAM as Local Groups, tool collection points and independent workshops
This will be within an agreed area, normally the county where you live (but we understand some counties are very large or very rural and this may not be feasible). But we would like the County Ambassador to proactively look for opportunities to promote the mission through speaking engagements, these can be in Church groups, Rotary groups, WI, U3A, retirement and community groups or local shows and events.
We would also like you to keep contact and support our other remote working volunteers as it can be lonely working as a Tool Ambassador, Community Ambassador or Champion with little personal contact with TWAM. This role can offer a vital and comforting link for everyone involved. This is a great role for someone with drive, initiative and passion who wants to use those qualities to transform lives.
Everybody has different skills and gifts and we recognise that nobody is good at everything or confident in everything. We will never put pressure on you to do things you really do not want to do. With this in mind the key responsibilities will vary from person to person, but here’s a few ideas.
Promoting TWAM via free local websites and papers , volunteer fairs and community events, through talks to churches, church groups and local community groups. You can place leaflets (with permission) in local libraries and doctors/dentists waiting rooms.
You will be able to manage and support volunteers through regular communication, organising team meetings to create a sense of belonging and value, making sure everyone has up to date leaflets and ensuring everyone receives the volunteer e-news every month.
You will have an opportunity to speak to potential new volunteers in your area before they are approved by Ipswich and will be willing to visit or contact new collectors to build friendship and support
This is a flexible role which you can do at times to suit. You may do large parts of the role from home but may also get involved with visiting groups or volunteers in other parts of the County
We provide an induction which includes Health and Safety to the role when starting together with a volunteer handbook. 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 invited to a monthly virtual meeting with other County Ambassadors where you can get mutual support
We will provide Travel expenses
You will work closely with the Volunteering Coordinator and they will agree to a regular pattern of contact with you. You will receive resources from us including a Volunteer speaker pack (updated biannually) , a selection of leaflets, details of all your local volunteers, details of local supporting churches and groups and expenses guidelines and reimbursement. You will also be provided with equipment such as a projector and screen , pull up banners, Business cards and ID Card. An Invitation to a monthly Zoom meeting with TWAM staff dedicated to the County Ambassador role
In a nutshell, this is a great role for someone who likes to show initiative and who shares our passion for livelihood creation. It’s a great role for someone who likes meeting people and getting involved in their community. If this is you, we’d love to hear from you.