Repair Café

Repair Cafés are events where residents can bring broken items to be fixed for free by volunteers who are handy and who like tinkering/fixing things, or for volunteers who simply want to help out in the community.

Repair Café Event

Date: Sunday, Oct. 15
Time: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. 
Location: Dogwood Pavilion,  1655 Winslow Ave.

We have volunteers available who can repair the following type of items: bikes, electronics and electrical items, furniture, small appliances, textiles and clothing.

How does the event work?

Residents can bring their item to be repaired, and the volunteers who are available will take a look and advise on if the repair is doable.

The resident and Repair Café volunteer will complete a complete a Repair Café Registration Form. Residents are encouraged to remain in the area while the repair is taking place. 

Repair Café Volunteers

We need your help! 

Volunteer Skill Examples

We are seeking people who can repair: 

  • Bikes
  • Electronics and electrical items
  • Furniture
  • Small appliances
  • Textiles and clothing

Volunteer Perks

  • Community hours 
  • Helping others
  • Contributing to the circular economy 

If you are interested in helping us, please click through to our Volunteer webpage and sign up. 

Repair Cafe's support Coquitlam’s Environmental Sustainability Plan goals of minimizing waste generation and maximizing reuse, recycling and material recovery.

Repair Café International Foundation

The Repair Café concept arose in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, in 2009, and was formulated by Martine Postma, at the time a journalist/publicist. In 2010, she started the Repair Café International Foundation. This foundation provides professional support to local groups around the world wishing to start their own Repair Café. The foundation also supports the Repair Café in Coquitlam.