WORKAID Improves lives

We are a charity based in Chesham, Buckinghamshire with a network of Tool Collection Points all over the UK. We are run by an ever growing team of volunteers who refurbish tools and then send them to vocational training projects in Africa and the UK and have received the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service. To get involved you can volunteer, donate your tools or give a gift to change a life.

MAKE A DONATION

Make a Donation

Become a Workaid friend. Make one-off or monthly payments, or buy a Practical Gift. £25 buys a knitting machine and enables a group of women to set up a business making school jumpers.

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VOLUNTEER YOUR TIME

Volunteer your Time

We always need volunteers.
Join our team in Buckinghamshire or become a local collector around the country. Share your skills and make new friendships. All you need is enthusiasm.

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DONATE YOUR TOOLS

Donate your Tools

Change lives by donating your unwanted tools and equipment. Each year 80 tonnes of tools are saved from landfill, refurbished and sent to vocational training projects in East Africa and the UK.

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Stories from the Field

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Open Today, Wednesday, but be Careful!

December 10th, 2017|Comments Off on Open Today, Wednesday, but be Careful!

This is primarily a notice for all Workaid volunteers to give an update about the sudden onset of snow with freezing, festive weather we've experienced this weekend. Snow is still falling as of mid afternoon Sunday 10th, [...]

The Big Give Christmas Challenge: Donate and Double!

November 30th, 2017|Comments Off on The Big Give Christmas Challenge: Donate and Double!

Workaid is again taking part in the ‘Big Give’, aiming to raise £13,000 to cover the costs of the refurbishment and shipment (container, taxes and everything else) of enough tools to ensure 1,000 current or [...]

Workaid volunteers share their Time Credits stories

November 7th, 2017|Comments Off on Workaid volunteers share their Time Credits stories

Here at Workaid, we are grateful to welcome an enthusiastic group of volunteers who give of their time fruitfully on a daily basis: some have been volunteers for 30 years, others continue to join us [...]

What we have Achieved

In 2015 Workaid received the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service and in 2016 we celebrated our 30th Anniversary

Our first ever container went to Uganda in 2001 and we now send 8 containers a year to East Africa containing 80 tonnes of equipment supporting over 180 projects.

Our group of volunteers continues to grow but so do our plans, so to help us change lives why not volunteer today?

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What we stand for

As a charity dedicated to helping people help themselves Workaid tackles poverty mainly in East Africa and the UK. We collect, refurbish and then supply tools and equipment to self help groups and vocational training projects.

Tools for life

We help provide a valuable community service by refurbishing tools that would otherwise be thrown away. Supported by a large group of volunteers from all walks of life, we supply disadvantaged people with the tools and practical skills to become self supporting.

Founded in 1986 we work directly with partners we have personally visited in each country ensuring that the projects are genuine. We provide people with things they want rather than what we think they might need and we never send money. Our ethos is providing Tools for Life.