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How To Get Involved

We are always on the look out for volunteers and have a range of fantastic roles – from cake baker to project managers – all with varying degrees of time commitment.

There are two main areas for our volunteers – the George Street shop, open Tuesday – Saturday, and our community cafes open monthly on Saturdays.

In our George Street shop we have, front of house, item carers, repairers and data entry volunteers. Many volunteers have a session every week, but others have a less regular commitment.

Our community cafes run across ten locations each month, inviting everyone to come without pre-booking to mend items. Here’s the schedule:
– First Saturday: Southdown and High Littleton
– Second Saturday: Weston and Farmborough
– Third Saturday: Larkhall, Bradford on Avon, Bear Flat, and Saltford
– Fourth Saturday: Peasdown St John and Corsham

You can volunteer as a repairer, sewer, front of house, data assistant, cake baker, refreshments provider, and in other opportunities.

We will almost certainly have a role to suit; you can read further details below, and click on the button to register your interest.

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Current Vacancies

Latest Volunteer Vacancies – We Need You!

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Are you a detail-oriented and organised bookkeeper with two to three hours a week to spare to support the Share and Repair team? Rate: £15.00 an hour Experience:– Previous experience in bookkeeping or accounting is...
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Are you passionate about sustainability and community engagement? Join us as a Volunteer Repair Café Lead and be a catalyst for positive change. To apply or ask any questions contact Hila Horosov, Community Engagement Manager:...
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Description: With the wonderful location of the George Street shop we get lots of passers-by popping in and expressing an interest. We need a friendly, smiley person who is comfortable talking to people and explaining...
Description: Sometimes items donated are not needed in the Library of Things, either because they are not things people are likely to borrow, or because we already have several. When this happens, we choose to...
Description: Generally, people collect and drop off items (including donations) at the shop themselves. However, occasionally there are exceptions to this. For example, when someone has multiple items they want to donate, we sometimes go...
Description: The Library of Things is split up into five sections: Home, Garden, DIY, Camping & Outdoors, and Parties & Events. We are looking for a “Librarian” to oversee each section. Responsibilities: The “Librarian” for...

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Why Volunteer?

We’re a friendly community group. Here’s what our volunteers say:

Nick - Repair Volunteer

“In my day job, I’m often on my computer and on the train, so I enjoy doing something tangible and hands on when volunteering at the weekend.”

Becky - Front Desk Volunteer

“You meet other people in the community and it helps you feel part of that community. Plus I’m really into the idea of encouraging people to fix things.”

Jackie - Sewing Repair Volunteer

“It’s a good way to socialise and gives me a reason to get up and out of the house. It keeps you mentally fit.” 

Caroline - Refreshments Volunteer

“I like how pleased people are from getting their things mended and also because it’s so sociable.”

Dick - Repair Volunteer

“I like how sociable it is and also the challenge of fixing things. You’re learning all the time”

Graham - Repair Volunteer

“It’s interesting because everything is a bit different. You can lend your logic to damaged items.”