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

A Virtuous Circle!

May 25th, 2017|0 Comments

Please click here to view the video. One of the fantastic projects we support is in the slum areas in Kampala. I was there in February and completely inspired by BBVI and its founder, Meddy. [...]

Work Experience

March 14th, 2017|0 Comments

Meet Barnaby Thornton. He was on a gap year whilst he was considering doing an Engineering degree. To get some practical experience, it was suggested that he join the Workaid team. During 2015 we have [...]

Helping local causes

February 13th, 2017|1 Comment

At Workaid we are very pleased to be able to help a varied group of organisations and on this occasion we were able to help Sunnyside Rural Trust by supplying them with horticultural tools and [...]

What we have Achieved

In 2015 Workaid received the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service and in 2016 we celebrated Workaid’s 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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WORKAID News

A Virtuous Circle!

Spring 2017 Newsletter

Rob’s trip to Kampala

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.