Our volunteers are the heart of our operations
Wheelchairs for Kids is led by a passionate, hardworking team of volunteers, the majority of whom are senior citizens. Up to 800 people currently volunteer at Wheelchairs for Kids (200 in the workshop and 600 at home).
Spanning the ages 55 to 85, they donate their time and expertise to manufacture adjustable rough terrain wheelchairs for disadvantaged children living with a disability—allowing us to minimise manufacturing and administrative costs and channel 100% of our funding towards our mission.
But it’s about more than costs. Core to our organisation is fostering a sense of purpose, comradeship and belonging for our senior volunteers, many of whom report it is a ‘life-changing’ experience. Indeed, our lengthy waitlist to volunteer is testament to this.
We are fortunate in having and keeping a large band of volunteers. Positions as a factory volunteer are of incredibly high demand, with a current waiting list of over 40 people.