Volunteers with a skill for fixing needed for next Repair Café
Published Feb. 25, 2020
Clothing, small appliances, old clocks, bikes, jewelry, electronics, lamps, lamps and more lamps in need of some tender care are being gathered in anticipation of the second SIRCH Repair Café event, and volunteers who like tinkering, pulling apart and figuring out are welcome to come join and be matched with something they might fix.
After the success of the first Repair Café event last month resulted in happy participants with a diverse assortment of newly-patched, mended or otherwise repaired items, SIRCH Community Services is looking to add to their team of volunteers with additional fixers, demonstrators and general support help for the second café.
“There is minimal commitment and it’s a very fun and rewarding initiative to be part of,” said Chris Varga, Repair Café co-ordinator. “If you are a student wishing to pursue a technical career, a retired expert in your field, or anyone in between, you will really enjoy being part of the SIRCH Repair Café initiative.”
Varga said the event also offers a great opportunity for volunteers to promote their existing fixing/upcycling business, learn about the possibilities of starting one, network with likeminded people and find talent.
The second SIRCH Repair Café of six to be held between January and August 2020 takes place at Archie Stouffer Elementary School at 12 Vintage Crescent on March 7 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
For more information about the event, see the video from the first Repair Café event at www.sirch.on.ca/repaircafe. To get involved, apply online at the same link, or email organizers at firstname.lastname@example.org.