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Repair Café Volunteers at the Ottawa Tool Library

Organization: Ottawa Tool Library

Commitment: Ongoing more than a year

Availability: Weekends

Language Preference: English

Number of Positions Available: 10

Location: Ottawa - Central

Deadline: Dec 31, 2017


The OTL is bringing five Repair Café to a variety of neighborhoods around Ottawa and needs fixers, photographers, and a wide variety of friendly and organized people to help us create this fun, community building event.
If you're a whiz at organizing events, fixing household objects (clothes, glasses, small appliances, furniture, bikes, toys, etc), or just a friendly face to greet visitors, make coffee, and oversee activities, we would love to have you at one (or more!) of our Repair Cafe's.

Upcoming dates so far are December 9th and February 24th, more to come!


Shelley Taylor



Volunteer Opportunity Address
250 City Centre, Bay #216, Ottawa, ON K1R 1C7


Good for people interested in: Skilled Trades; Administration/Office; Communications and Marketing; Event planning and participation

You will be working with: Men; Women

How will the organization benefit?
As a non-profit social enterprise, the Ottawa Tool Library (OTL) relies on contributions from a range of talented individuals to fulfill its mission of providing access to tools and skills throughout the local community. Volunteers are essential to permit the OTL to lend tools to its membership at minimal cost, permitting access to a broad range of tools. Our emphasis on access over ownership means more people use fewer tools  and those tools used are often diverted from basements and landfills. Our members develop and exchange skills, exercise their creativity, and build themselves a more sustainable environment and community. Our volunteers apply what they know in maintaining our space and inventory, share their knowledge through workshops and mentoring, and connect and build networks throughout Ottawa's diverse maker communities. The OTL could never achieve its aims without the support of our many generous, dedicated and talented volunteers.

Organization category: Social services

Volunteer Considerations

Time it will take to contact applicants - 1 week

This position would be great for - Seniors; Youth 16-24; Youth under 16; Groups

This position can accommodate persons with a disability: Yes

Suitable for community service hours: Yes