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.

 

Fixit Clinic
Berkeley Public Library

Fixit Clinic #453
August 3, 2019
Saturday, 12:00 - 3:00

Tarea Hall Pittman South Branch
1901 Russell Street, Berkeley, CA 94703

Signup and bring your broken item using this link:
Register!
Walk-ins are always welcome.

Volunteer:
Help fix with Fixit Clinics throughout The Bay: Coach
Information on more volunteer opportunities is below.

Organized by:
Berkeley Public Library
Fixit Clinic

Co-Sponsored by:
The Ecology Center
Berkeley City Council Members
Ben Bartlett & Sophie Hahn

Generously supported by:
True Value Eastern Supply
Berkeley Ace Hardware


Also, check out the Fixit Clinic website for other nearby community repair events, also listed with more information on FC’s Facebook page: Events. Please check those pages for any last-minute changes.

After August 3rd in Berkeley, the next Fixit Clinic in The East Bay is:

Newark Library Fixit Clinic #467
Saturday September 29, 1:00 to 4:00

Newark Library
6300 Civic Terrace Ave
Newark, California 94560

Bring a broken item: Registration
Volunteer to help fix: Coach
Information here: Library

More volunteer information below.


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 participatory events!

See The Vision for more information about Fixit Clinics.

Join the effort!
Volunteer information and signup forms below.

Transition Berkeley Repair Café and Resiliency Fair

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.

An exciting half-day participatory event where community members come together to help each other repair what’s broken.

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.


 

WELCOME VOLUNTEERS!

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.

Join the Culture of Repair Volunteer Pool Here

And / Or: Sign up to join the Fixit Clinic coaches pool for notices about events throughout the Bay Area

And / Or: Contact Transition Berkeley to be added to their Repair Café volunteer pool.

 

FIXERS

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.

HOSPITALITY
& LOGISTICS

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!


Now Recruiting Volunteers!
Sign up for the Volunteer Pool
here


Join The Culture of Repair Project mailing list here


If It's Broke,
Fix It!