Volunteer Induction for Repair Lab Melville

Repair Lab is a free community drop in event run by volunteers who use their skills to help people fix their belongings and save things from going to landfill. Events are run monthly at the Piney Lakes Environmental Education Centre.

To become a volunteer, please register to this volunteer induction session, where we will run through how the events run, what's expected of volunteer roles, as well as the completion of volunteer forms and checks.

Tea and coffee is provided, along with pizza for dinner.

Important: All volunteers electrical equipment must be tested and tagged before they can start volunteering. A test and tag session has been scheduled for Sunday 21 August from 10am-11am. Please mark this in your diary if you have equipment you plan to use at Repair Lab events.

A number of volunteer Repairers and Assistants are required. Assistants help the event to run smoothly, while Repairers will help to repair items.

Requirements of Assistants include:

- passing a Police Clearance Check

- being aged between 18 - 80 years old (to be covered under the City's insurance, though those outside this age range still have partial coverage)

- being able to volunteer for 5 hours on a Sunday morning at least 3-6 times a year

- having a friendly demeanour when engaging with the public

Repairer requirements include:

- passing a Police Clearance Check

- being aged between 18 - 80 years old (to be covered under the City's insurance, though those outside this age range still have partial coverage)

- being able to volunteer for 3 hours on a Sunday morning at least 3-6 times a year

- having a friendly demeanour when engaging with the public

- having the skills and experience to repair electrical appliances, computers, textiles or general household items

- owning and bringing tools and repair equipment to events

For further enquiries about volunteering for Repair Lab, please email [email protected]

Event Details

Event Date:
Wednesday 17th August, 2022

Time:
6:30pm - 7:30pm

Venue:
Piney Lakes Environmental Education Centre - 555 Leach Highway, Winthrop

Cost:
Free

Registration information:

Register here.

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