We have amazing people in the Repair Cafe Wales Family

As part of a series on getting to know our volunteers, we’ve set a series of questions and our amazing volunteers have answered them ‘virtually’ for us.

Next up in the series is our Ambassador, Kath

Q. What is your name, when did you start volunteering with Repair Cafe Wales and in what capacity (role / skill)?

A. I’m Kath Jenkins and I started volunteering with Repair Cafe Wales (RCW) as a helper/organiser in the Cathays repair café in March 2019. Earlier this year I became an ambassador and write articles for RCW about new developments central to our core values. I also interview other Welsh organisations which share our vision.

Q. Why did you decide to volunteer with Repair Cafe Wales?

A. I love the idea of repairing things rather than throwing them away so wanted to get involved in any way that I could.

Q. What do you like best about Repair Cafe Wales?

A. It’s great meeting so many other people that are also trying to reduce waste and live a bit more sustainably.

Q. What is your favourite part of volunteering with us?

A. I really enjoy interacting with our repairers and visitors. The current situation means that we have not been able to hold our pop up repair cafés, but we are arranging to do some repairs from home.

Q. What do you think the repair café events do for the community?

A. The pop up events are a great opportunity for local people to meet and chat in a relaxed, friendly environment while waiting to have their repair carried out and to find out how to carry out repairs themselves. Visitors are usually delighted by the repair or advice given by our volunteers and are encouraged to return.

Q. Have you gained any skills from the experience?

A. Yes, especially sewing skills by watching Sylvia and getting advice from her.

Q. How does volunteering with Repair Cafe Wales make you feel?

A. Happy!

Q. Would you recommend volunteering for Repair Cafe Wales? Why?

A. Yes, definitely. It’s a great way to meet new people, learn new skills and to try to live a bit more sustainably.