Workaid supplies tools and equipment to projects in the UK helping people to engage in practical skills training. Work includes supplying The Princes’ Trust with tool kits for individuals who have successfully completed vocational training, enabling them to put their new skills into practice.
We also work with other local UK charities including Lindengate, ToolShed, Restore Hope Latimer and The Chiltern Open Air Museum supplying tools, equipment and advice as needed.
Corporate volunteers from companies as diverse as MARKIT (seen here), GE Healthcare and GSK regularly give their time to help at Workaid and develop team bonding while giving to a good cause and having a totally different day off from “work”!
Students working towards their Duke of Edinburgh Awards often come during the summer months, but we can accommodate them throughout the year too.
Student classes also come from local schools such as Stony Dean, Elmtree and St Dominics. They enjoy the varied projects they are able to tackle, learning about the work the charity does and it’s always useful to get something on their CVs.
We have also pioneered a new project at our Buckinghamshire-based workshop to provide occupational training and therapeutic activities for people with learning disabilities. It’s called the Workaid Hub. Find out more here