The ReUse Committee organizes Community RePair events, where local, volunteer "Fixperts" are matched with City of Northampton residents who need things fixed. Participants are invited to bring a household item in need of repair and a member of the assembled Fixpert team will attempt to fix it free of charge. Please note that participants are required to sign an acknowledgement form and stay with their item while it is being worked on (it is not a drop off-style event). About seven days before each event, we’ll post a list of skills (below) that we’ll have available. Check back as the date draws closer; the most accurate list will be available the day before the event.
2021 Community RePair Events
Both the volunteer resources and the items brought in for repair vary from event to event. Please note that we do not have the time or ability to fix everything. While we can’t guarantee that each event’s Fixpert team can offer the same skills, we usually can provide light repair and/or problem diagnosis for the following types of items: Bicycles, Garments (machine & hand sewing), Knitted garments (darning), Computers, Hand-held devices (phones, tablets), Electric appliances, Knife and tool-sharpening, Furniture.
Interested in joining the Community RePair Volunteer team?
We are always on the lookout for people interested in joining the Community RePair volunteer team. Whether you are someone with repair skills or someone who is willing to pitch in to help our events run more smoothly, we would like to talk with you. Please email Susan Waite or call 413-587-1059.