What drives a volunteer repairer?

Our talented repairers join us for all sorts of reasons. They love the community engagement, they love using their skills and teaching others, and they love keeping things out of landfill.

Here’s another reason from volunteer Robyn:

“When I first started working with repair cafe, my main focus was preventing things going to landfill.

One of the things I didn’t expect was fixing beloved items. A couple of the repairs I’ve done now hold sentimental value for the visitor.  To see the look of joy on their faces when they can once again use, wear or display something I’ve fixed that holds so many memories brings me the greatest joy.”