Medway Volunteer Workshop in Kent is a local initiative to help a national charity, Tools with a Mission, headquartered in Ipswich


Join our band of volunteers at Chatham.  We already have over thirty five volunteers, between them manning the workshop Monday to Friday 9am to 4pm.

If you, or anyone you know, have practical skills and can commit to one or more days (mornings and/or afternoons) or even just a half day (especially afternoons) each week to refurbish tools or sewing machines, please get in touch with us - you can make a real difference

This mainly suits retired tradespeople with a few hours to spare each week, working alongside likeminded volunteers. MVW is especially looking for people with a mechanical or electrical background to work on sewing machines (training is provided). Please spread the word.  

Medway Volunteer Workshop need a volunteer fund raiser to help unlock the many sources of financial support available to us. 

Tool Refurbishing Team

This ranges from saw sharpening, plane restoration and drill sharpening through to any number of other tasks that ensure these tools go on to last many more years.

Sewing Machine Refurbishing Team

Tools with a Mission have sent thousands of Sewing and Knitting Machines to Africa, ranging from treadle to manual, electric and industrial. 

At Chatham we have a great team who inspect, repair and refurbish these sewing machines.  Suits people with an electrical or mechanical background - full training is given.