We have some pretty amazing people in the Repair Cafe Wales Family
As part of a new initiative we will be running 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 Peter from Fishguard
Q: What is your name, which repair café location do you volunteer at and what’s your role / skill?
A: Peter Grange, Fishguard, Electro mechanical, electronics, software, anything really.
Q: Why did you decide to volunteer with Repair Cafe Wales?
A: Too old to work it seems so wanted to do something useful. Having all these years of experience seems a waste, also its good to get out and meet people and help a little.
Q: What do you like best about the repair café?
A: Meeting people and solving their problems (what engineers do).
Q: What is your favourite part of volunteering?
A: No ties, freedom to do what you want when you want plus the sense that you have a purpose.
Q: What has been the most challenging item to repair?
A: I would have to say anything made by Dyson. Very clever designs in brittle plastics, just good enough to get you to the next “greatest” model.
Q: What do you think the repair café does for the community?
A: I think it brings people together and fosters a sense of using what we have and not just throwing it away because its unfashionable plus its always interesting to see how things work.
Q: Have you gained any skills from the experience?
A: I know a little more about Dyson! Every item bought in is a challenge. I know a more about portable typewriters and old 8mm projectors than before.
Q: How does the repair café make you feel?
A: I enjoy the company and if I could get paid to do it I would do it full time.
Q: Would you recommend volunteering for a Repair Cafe? Why?
A: I would definitely recommend getting involved. We all have our skills and it is very satisfying to use them for the benefit of others and meet some interesting people on the way, also to resist the throw away mentality of the current time.