What happens at a repair café?
When you arrive with an item for repair, one of our hosts will ask you to complete a repair form. We track the items brought into repair cafés and the information is used for the repair community in general and to understand which items have the same consistent issues which will allow us to take the information back to the manufacturer for improvement.
Why volunteer at a repair café?
Although some of our volunteers are experts, many are simply people who like fixing and tinkering. Others (like the founders!) aren’t practical at all but can organise; help with administration; or staff the front desk.
Can you fix things?
Each month, Repair Cafe Wales volunteers fix things that would otherwise be thrown away. In doing so, they help save the environment, share skills with people that need things fixed, and meet like-minded people.
Help Repair Cafe Wales reach more communities!
Not good at fixing?
We welcome people who can meet and greet at the events – matching what needs to be fixed with the right fixer and general admin.
Here at Repair Cafe Wales, we are committed to spreading repair culture to other communities and appreciate the benefits of connecting with other organisations. Contact us if you are interested in collaborating on a project or learning more about how to start a repair café in your area.
If the repair café movement reflects your organisation’s sustainable values, a Repair Café Wales Works event is no better way to motivate, engage and encourage positive behaviours amongst your staff. And recognise the team’s hard work throughout the year.
Repair Cafe Wales is a not for profit organisation which faces many costs. For example, we pay for insurance, consumables (fuses, thread, wire etc), training, project management, tools and marketing.
We rely on grants and visitor donations to meet all these costs!
Promote the repair culture across Wales!
Your donation will fund the opening of repair cafés, sustain existing repair cafés, provide more skill sharing opportunities and create warm and inclusive spaces for people to connect with one another.
Any little helps so do please donate if you can.