WORKAID is very proud to be the recipient of the Queen's Award for Voluntary Service and we would like to say a huge "thank you" to all our volunteers and supporters.
Her Majesty's Lord Lieutenant for Buckinghamshire presenting Rob Levine, our Chairman, with the Queen's Award, during our 30th Anniversary Celebrations
Click this picture to see more photographs of the event.
What WORKAID does
WORKAID tackles poverty by providing disadvantaged people with the tools they need to learn a skilled trade and earn a living.
Unwanted tools and equipment are collected
from all over the UK and refurbished by a team of dedicated
volunteers at the
The refurbished tools are then sent to vocational training projects where they help vulnerable and disadvantaged people to learn trade skills and start their own businesses.
Any items which are not suitable for sending overseas can be sold in
We accept donations including all trade tools (carpentry, plumbing, electrical, building, blacksmithing, welding, lathes, motor mechanic tools, manual and electric sewing machines, knitting machines, leather working, upholstering, haberdashery, wools and yarns, sturdy adult bicycles, horticultural tools, typewriters and many other items.
You can support
(1) Donating your unwanted tools.
(2) Giving your time as a volunteer.
(3) Making a donation
With the tools and equipment donated by
Any items which are not suitable for sending overseas can be sold in the
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The above pictures show examples of how Workaid collects, refurbishes and ships work tools to projects that teach people to use them.
Thereafter, the newly qualified tradespeople earn their living using tools donated by Workaid.