Volunteer Opportunity of the Week: Repair Café

Today’s volunteer opportunity comes from the Repair Café, a local community initiative that promotes repair as an alternative to throwing things out.

The café is held at The Old Bath House Community Centre. 205 Stratford Road, Wolverton MK12 5RL, on the second Saturday of the month.

The purpose of the café is to help MK residents repair their belongings, as opposed to throwing them away! Repair Café are seeking handy volunteers to assist with these repairs, as well as hosts to welcome people.

Are you skilled in working with:

  • Textiles
  • Woodwork
  • Bicycles
  • Electrical Appliances
  • Clocks/Watches
  • Computers

Or do you have other knowledge you’d like to share with your community?

The Repair Cafe need your expertise!

To find out more, contact Phil or Marion repaircafe@oldbathhouse.org

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Community Led Initiatives – Become a mentor…

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Not sure where to volunteer next or what you could do now? Become a mentor, change a life.

Community Led Initiatives (CLI) are recruiting volunteer mentors for their SAMAS project. You will be supporting people in recovery from substance misuse and gambling addiction. This role requires 2 day’s training via zoom. 

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