Repair Café Fixer or Mender
Volunteer Types: Arts, Crafts and Photography, Environment, Skilled Trades, Special events and festivals
Organization types: Libraries
Short term (less than 6 months)
Application Deadline: May 13, 2023
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Are you a tinkerer or general handi-person? Do you like fixing things? Do you mend your own clothes or repair broken household items? The Ottawa Tool Library is looking for new Fixers and Menders to join our Repair Café volunteer team.
At Repair Cafés, Fixers and Menders help members of the public to repair broken items that they bring in, including electronics, small appliances, textiles, mechanical items, bikes, wooden items, jewelry, and more! We host Repair Cafés as one-off events and have a few on the calendar for this year already.

Please apply to this opportunity via our OTL website intake form:

How will this opportunity benefit the volunteer?
You get to use your skills and help someone make their broken item useable again. The events are fun gatherings of like-minded volunteers who share their love for fixing things and keeping them out of the landfill and in use.
How will the organization benefit?
We will be able to divert waste from the landfill while building community.
Volunteer location:
Will change as events are held across Ottawa.


Jonathan Wade
@Ottawa Tool Library
Time it will take to contact applicants:


This position would be great for: Adults, Seniors (65+), Young Adults (19-24)
Number of Positions Available: 10
Good for people interested in: Arts, Crafts and Photography, Environment, Skilled Trades, Special events and festivals
You will be helping with: Disadvantaged, First Nations, Métis, Inuit, Indigenous persons, LGBTQI2+, Men, Persons new to Canada, Persons with disabilities or medical conditions, Seniors, Visible minorities or racialized persons, Women, Youth (11-15 years), Youth (16-18 years), Youth (19-24 years)

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