Volunteering in the UK

It may not be as warm and sunny as Malawi, but we have plenty going on here in Longton, Stoke on Trent if you would like to get involved. Please give us a call if you have a morning  or afternoon spare each week, we would love to hear from you! We are looking for people who can help us out in the following roles:

BOOK PACKING¬†– We don’t keep count of each and every book that we send to Malawi, but a rough guess is that we’ve sent over 2 million so far. The books are donated by individuals, schools, churches, libraries and the deceased estates. The books arrive here in carrier bags, suitcases and boxes, each book needs to be repacked into strong small packages so they fit between the bikes in the container and don’t take up extra space. We need our book volunteers to be able to lift fairly heavy boxes and if you can offer us two or more days a month that would be ideal.

BICYCLES – Before we ship each bike we have to make it as small as possible. All the bikes have to have their pedals taken off and attached to the bike and the handle bars turned. If you are handy with a spanner and can offer a morning or afternoon to help us please get in touch.

CONTAINER PACKERS – We send regular 40ft shipping containers to Malawi with all the donated bikes, books and sewing machines etc that we have received. It takes us two days to load by hand, if you’re physically fit, able to lift large quantities of equipment we would be grateful for your help.

If you are keen to apply, please email zoe.kasiya@krizevac.org