Thank you for your interest in being a volunteer for our Repair Café program. Please complete the following application form to tell us more about your interests skills. 

York Region delivers this program in partnership with Newmakeit, a community organization based in Newmarket. You will be contacted by Newmakeit with details of upcoming volunteer opportunities as they become available. Your information will not be used or shared for any other purposes, and you may unsubscribe from the volunteer list at any time.

Below are descriptions for our event volunteer positions:

Fixers
Are you handy? Are you the person everyone comes to with broken items? We need your help. We are looking for volunteers with repair skills in fixing household items such as computers, electronics, small appliances, and bicycles. All skill levels are welcome! We are looking for fixers who can fix the following:
  • Small appliances
  • Clothing repair/sewing
  • Bicycle repair
  • Electronics
Registration Team
  • Greet guests and explain how the Repair Café works
  • Review and have guests sign the photo and liability forms
  • Maintain a list of what each guest brought
  • Distribute Repair Café comment cards
Schedule Manager
  • Maintain a waiting list of guests and their items pending repair
  • Monitor fixing activities to identify when a fixer becomes available
  • Connect guests to fixers
Information Coordinator
  • Collect Repair Café ballot cards
  • Promote volunteering opportunities for upcoming Repair Cafés
  • Keep track of suggestions, inquiries and comments
For more information please visit york.ca/repaircafe

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* 1. First Name

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* 2. Last Name

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* 3. Email

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* 4. Phone number

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* 5. Please select the volunteer position(s) you'd like to apply for.
You may select more than one position.

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* 6. Repair Café events are held across York Region. Please select the cities and towns you are interested in volunteering in.

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* 7. Additional comments (accessibility requirements, dietary restrictions, allergies, etc.)

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* 8. Do you agree to receive emails about volunteering at upcoming Repair Cafe's from York Region and/or Newmakeit?

Thank you! IMPORTANT – Please press the ‘DONE’ button to complete your volunteer application.

Personal information submitted in this form is collected under authority of the Municipal Act in order to process volunteer applications and to communicate information regarding volunteer opportunities at Repair Cafes in York Region. If you select yes to be notified of future volunteer opportunities, your email address will receive information and notifications for upcoming volunteer opportunities from Newmakeit on behalf of York Region.

If you have any questions, please contact us at 1-877-464-9675 or by email sm4rtliving@york.ca or by mail at the Regional Municipality of York, Sustainable Waste Management, 17250 Yonge Street, Newmarket, ON, L3Y 6Z1.

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