Volunteer

It takes 50-75 volunteers to put on a community-wide Repair Café event. Join the team!

When & Where: Saturday, September 16, 12-4pm at The Habitat Store, 1221 Harris Street in Charlottesville.

Questions? Contact the event coordinator, Ann Marie Hohenberger: cvillerepaircafe@gmail.com or (434) 981-2004.

Volunteer job descriptions for event day

Fixers – * Fixers Info * Arrive by 11:30am. Bring tools & supplies. Evaluate and repair broken stuff. Demonstrate how it’s done. Consult with other fixers. Give advice. Refer visitors to a repair shop if needed. Done around 4pm. * Sewing Supplies * Electrical Supplies * Non-Electrical Supplies * Jewelry Supplies

Setup – ** Please note setup will take place on Friday, September 15, 5-7pm at The Habitat Store. ** Move furniture, set up lights and extension cords, put up signs, etc.

Greeters – Arrive by 11:45am. Register visitors and help them find the right repair station.  * Greeters Info

Repair coordinators – Arrive by 11:00am. Match up each visitor with a fixer who has the right know-how to fix their item. Keep the waiting list in order if there’s a line. * Repair Coordinator Info

Coordinator assistants – Arrive by 11:30am. Help out the repair coordinators. Collect claim checks. Invite visitors to leave feedback and make a donation.

Closing – Arrive by 4pm. Move furniture as needed. Pack up tools and supplies. Help fixers load out their equipment. Take out trash & compost, sweep, etc. Done around 5pm-5:30pm.

How to record your TimeBank hours

All volunteers receive Time Credit for ALL of the time you spend helping out with the Repair Café – that includes attending meetings, reading our emails, gathering supplies, etc. Here’s how to record your hours:

Log in to your member account in hOurworld. Go to Hours & fill in:
Did you provide or receive? …. I provided this service
Enter the number of hours: …. [number of hours]
Select the exchange date: …. [mm/dd/yyyy]
To/from how many members? …. 1
Lookup the member’s name:  …. Cville TimeBank
Select the category AND service!: … Local Exchange Support…. Repair Cafe Volunteer
Not a TimeBank member yet? Please join us!

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