Volunteer

It takes 75-100 volunteers to put on a community-wide Repair Café event. Join the team!

When & Where: Saturday, March 18, 2017, 12-4pm at IX Art Park, 522 2nd St SE – in the Dream Big warehouse near Monticello Avenue.

Can you help out? We still need volunteers for this weekend’s event! Please contact the event coordinator, Ann Marie Hohenberger, to sign up: cvillerepaircafe@gmail.com or (434) 981-2004.

Where to Go

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Volunteer job descriptions for event day

Fixers – Arrive at 11am. * Fixers Info * 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 – Arrive at 10am. Move furniture, set up lights and extension cords, put up signs, etc. Done by 11:30am-noon.

Greeters – Arrive at 11am. Register visitors and help them find the right repair station. Done by 3:30pm-4pm. * Greeters Info 3-2017 v1

Repair coordinators – Arrive at 10:30am. 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. Done around 4pm. * Repair Coordinator Info 3-2017

Coordinator assistants – Arrive at 11am. Help out the repair coordinators. Collect claim checks. Invite visitors to leave feedback and make a donation. Done around 4pm. * Coordinator Assistant Info 3-2017

Closing – Arrive at 4pm. Put furniture away. 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!