WORKAID Improves lives
We at Workaid are 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 been awarded the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service. To get involved you can volunteer, donate your tools or give a gift to change a life.
Stories from the Field
What we have Achieved
At Workaid in 2015 we celebrated our 30 year anniversary and in 2016 we were awarded the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service.
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?
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.