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
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:
Walk-ins are always welcome.
Help fix with Fixit Clinics in Berkeley on the 3rd, and throughout The Bay: Coach
Information on more volunteer opportunities is below.
After August 3rd in Berkeley, the next Fixit Clinic in The East Bay is:
Newark Library Fixit Clinic #461
Saturday September 28, 1:00 to 4:00
6300 Civic Terrace Ave
Newark, California 94560
Check Fixit Clinic’s Facebook page for any last-minute changes.
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!
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.
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.
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!