How you can help

Workaid is fortunate to have over 300 volunteers from all walks of life and of all ages. Whether you are retired, at school or college (minimum age: 16), taking part in the Duke of Edinburgh Awards, a corporate body or have a special need, we would really value your skills. No specialist knowledge is required and there is something for everyone, not to mention stopping for tea and coffee breaks! All you require is enthusiasm.

We believe everyone has something to give. Volunteering is a wonderful opportunity to work together and learn new skills, enhance your CV or just do something fun and practical. Giving your time can open up a whole new world to you, while benefiting someone else via the projects we support.

In our Chesham workshop teams of volunteers sort, refurbish and pack tools and equipment ready for transportation. In our office, volunteers process the project requests, manage paperwork, prepare and send tweets and social media communications and all the duties associated with running the charity. The Workaid Shop is an essential part of the organisation where volunteers sell items we cannot send to Africa to raise funds.

We are currently not accepting new volunteers until the new year, however, if you would like to send us your details, and are happy for us to hold your information on file until we are ready, you are welcome to use the contact form on this page. Thank you for your understanding and interest in volunteering with us.

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Interested? How to volunteer with us

Please email volunteer@workaid.org or use the contact form below if you are interested in volunteering or would like to find out more about other available opportunities. You will be invited to come in for an initial chat with the Volunteer Coordinator to get an idea of the environment and where you will be volunteering and to meet other volunteers.

    Your Name

    Preferred Contact Method

    Your Email

    Your Telephone Number

    Information about your interest in volunteering included the best way to contact you (required)

    Only 25 Bucks charities have ever been awarded the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service

    A volunteer wrote:

    “I first came to Workaid in early 2008.  I had experienced a long period of unemployment and social isolation, which meant that, as well as lacking many of the practical skills needed to find work, I also found social interaction very difficult and daunting. I was immediately struck by the relaxed, friendly and supportive atmosphere I found there, and I was grateful to receive a very gentle introduction to the work, doing just one afternoon a week in the workshop.

    I am immensely grateful to Workaid as I believe that without the support and the learning opportunities I found there, I would not have been able to achieve my present position in paid employment.”