Volunteer For COMMUNITY REPAIR EVENTS!
"Folks who know how to fix things, getting together to help folks who don't, bringing broken things back to life."
We look forward to developing a long tradition of Community Repair Events.
To do that we need people who know how to host, to fix and to organize.
Use the form below to let us know how you'd like to be involved and we'll be in touch.
It's great to have you!
Information about Volunteering
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.
There's all kinds of possibility on the organizing front. Let us know what you're interested in.
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!
Details for Fixers:
The Culture of Repair fixer pool supports both Repair Café and Fixit Clinics, but currently only in Berkeley. You'll received notices from us for both formats for Berkeley only. Sign up using the button above.
We urge you ALSO to join the fixer pool of the larger Fixit Clinic organization. You'll receive notices for Fixit Clinics only, but for the whole East Bay and beyond. Fixit Clinic has a robust program throughout The Bay (and across the country). Sign up on the Fixit Clinic site here.
Time Commitment: 4.5 - 5.5 hours: Orientation - 1 hour; Event - 3 to 4 hours; Clean-up - ½ hour.
“What do I need to know?” Not so very much! A lot of what fixers do is embolden people to open up their broken stuff and explore what’s going on. Community Repair Events are about encouraging folks to participate in disassembling, troubleshooting, and repairing their own stuff. More helping people fix than handing them a fix.
“Do I need training?” Not so very much! Mostly what you need are basic skills, an inclination to tinker, and a readiness to help other people do their own tinkering. We’ll meet an hour ahead of opening the doors to get everyone on the same page and answer questions. Or we’ll meet with you in advance, if you prefer.
Tools: We’ll have a few basics on hand but encourage you to bring your own.
Age: Fixers must be 18 years or older. Though not yet in place, we hope to develop an apprentice program for future events.
More detailed information will be on the Volunteer Signup Page when events are posted.