Repair Cafés are free gatherings that revolve around repairing (together). At the location where the Repair Café is held, tools and materials are available to do all kinds of repairs. On clothing, furniture, electrical appliances, bicycles, toys, etc. Expert volunteers are also present, with repair knowledge and skills in a variety of areas.
Visitors bring broken items from home. At the Repair Café, they get to work with the experts. In this way, there is always something to learn. Those who have nothing to repair, take a cup of coffee or tea. Or go help with someone else’s repair. You can also get inspiration at the reading table, where books on repairing and DIY are available for perusal.
As a Repair employee, you are part of an international movement. Did you know that there are as many as 3,000 Repair cafes worldwide? In Groningen alone there are 9 active ones. Each Repair Café meets once every one or two months to help neighbors with their broken things. Many visitors also come for the fun or to learn something. That is why Repair Cafés often also need volunteers in the role of hosts.
Repair Cafés make products last longer, reduce the amount of waste, and help residents save on their expenses. Enough reason for the municipality of Groningen to support them. These are the Repair Cafés in our municipality:
|Munnekeholm 4, Groningen
|Every two months on Saturday from 1 to 4 p.m.
|RC Helpman De Wijert
|Helper Westsingel 31, Groningen
|Every second Saturday of the month from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
|De Mellenshorst, Waterhuizerweg 36, Haren
|Every last Saturday of the month from 10.15 to 12.30 a.m.
|RC Ten Boer
|Dorpshuis, Sportlaan 2, Ten Boer
|Approx. five times a year on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
|Cosis Ons Hertenkamp, De Appelhof 32, Harkstede
|Second Saturday of the long months, from 1 to 4 p.m.
|Antaresstraat 45, Groningen
|Every other Saturday of the month from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
|Open every Monday afternoon from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.
|Lutje RC Rivierenbuurt
|Every Thursday morning from 10-12 a.m.
|De Sanstraat 19 (Cosis Pleinhof, naast de bibliotheek)
|In 2024 on Jan. 27, Feb. 24, March 30, April 20, May 25, June 29
Interested? Then sign up at the Repair Café in your neighborhood. You may also send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Then we can contact one or more Repair Cafés on your behalf.
Mention in your mail your name, address, contact information (email address, phone number) and year of birth. Also indicate the area in which you are or want to become a repair specialist.