Repair Café

041Got things which need some TLC, are perhaps a bit broken and you haven’t had the time or skills to fix them yourself? Don’t throw them away, bring them to our repair café, and our volunteers will have go at fixing them.

SHARE Oxford organises free Repair Cafés at every first Sunday of every other month between 14:00 – 17:00 at Makespace Oxford. Donations welcome!

We have a mix of experts and complete beginners all willing to get stuck in so that they may keep their repair skills and knowledge alive, share it with us, save money and reduce our resource consumption footprint. Even if your item can’t be fixed or you come along without anything to fix, you will still have a great time, meet new people and learn new skills. We also have coffee, tea and cake.

Next event

Click here to register your interest.

Our next event will be on Sunday 3 November 2019 14:00 – 17:00 at Makespace Oxford, OX2 6TP.

We will operate our drop-in service for one item. For this event, we can offer mainly sewing repairs, but also bikes, electrical, mechanical and sharpening repairs.

Click here for more details, and for a sharable PDF version of the poster.

How does the drop-in service work?

For this event we offer a drop-in service with an interest list. Please note that this is not a booking system, and we can’t guarantee for your item to be seen. However, if you arrive early, are willing to wait for the duration of the event (bring something nice to keep you busy!) and if you register your interest, there is more chance of your item to be seen and hopefully repaired.

It is very useful to have an idea of what sort of items are likely to come in, so that we may prepare tools, engage more volunteers if needed, or to promote the service. You can record your interest in bringing along one item to our next event via the green button above.

Click here to register your interest.

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Volunteer with us

Whether you’re a professional or a repair enthusiast, we’re always happy to hear from new volunteers! We would check and trust that your interest in performing repairs relies on some degree of experience and knowledge. Before you volunteer with us, we will ask to what level you would rate your skills, and we would allow you to take the lead on a repair of a certain type only if you rate your skills as intermediate or above. To express your interest or to find out more, send us an email at repaircafe@shareoxford.org.