COMMUNITY REPAIR EVENTS
Details About Upcoming Events and Volunteering
"Folks who know how to fix things, getting together to help folks who don't, bringing broken things back to life."
Two Formats -- Fixit Clinics and Repair Cafés
The heart of both is fixing — community members come together to help each other repair what’s broken. Neither is a free repair service — they’re free participatory events. Participants work with volunteer fixers toward repairs.
The differences? Fixit Clinics are explore-and-discover STEM workshops focused on learning through fixing. Repair Cafés are also concerned with developing social infrastructure and community resilience, so also host complementary activities related to repair, reuse and community well-being.
See The Vision for information about Community Repair Events and the differences and commonalities between Fixit Clinics, Repair Cafés and other formats.
Berkeley Public Library
The next Fixit Clinic at the Libary is expected for January 2020
Check back here for details.
Tarea Hall Pittman Branch / Tool Lending Library
1901 Russell Street, Berkeley, CA 94703
Help fix and host with Fixit Clinics throughout The Bay, go to: Coach
To join the volunteer pool for projects of The Culture of Repair Project — Fixit Clinics, Repair Cafés, Repair in Schools, Advocacy — go to: Get Involved. Whatever your skill or interest, there’s a place for helping out — fixing, hosting, organizing, documenting, web work, thinking …
Fixit Clinic is a do-it-together, hands-on, STEM-based fix-n-learn, community-based exploration and discovery workshop for all ages.
→ A Free Workshop!
NOT free repair services.
Fixit Clinics are free participatory events!
A 4:30 minute video orientation to Fixit Clinic:
See The Vision for more information about Fixit Clinics.
Join the effort!
Volunteer information and signup forms below.
Transition Berkeley Repair Café
The next Repair Café is planned for November.
Check back here for updates, or visit the Transition Berkeley website for more information about Repair Cafés and the many activities they host and enable.
The first Berkeley Repair Café - spearheaded by The Culture of Repair Project and executed in collaboration with Transition Berkeley - was a rousing success. This Berkeleyside video of the May 2018 event illustrates well the activities and ethos of Repair Cafés.
See The Vision for more information about Repair Cafés.
Join the effort!
Click HERE to volunteer to help fix or host.
More volunteer information below.
Sign up here to join a pool of volunteers we maintain. We’ll let you know about local repair events and how to sign up with them directly. We’ll also let you know about opportunities in the schools and repair advocacy.
If you're handy with repairs and like to share what you know, come volunteer!
All skills are highly valued!
Clothing, mechanics, electronics, furniture, appliances, lamps, bikes, toys, etc. etc. ... pretty much anything that can break and be brought through the door.
Fixit Clinics and Repair Cafés need all kinds of help organizing, hosting, and managing the flow of people and repair projects. If you'd like to help out, come volunteer!