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Offered by:
Illumination Repairs CIC
Location(s): Aspley, Basford, Berridge, Bestwood, Bilborough, Bulwell, Bulwell Forest, Castle, Clifton East, Clifton West, Dales, Hyson Green and Arboretum, Leen Valley, Lenton and Wollaton East, Mapperley, Meadows, Radford, Sherwood, St Ann's, Wollaton West, Outside of Nottingham City
Address where volunteering takes place: This is a home-based opportunity in Nottingham  

How many places are on offer?


Purpose of Role:

By fixing repairable items and helping to put them back into everyday use, you will directly prevent unnecessary landfill and CO2 emissions. Repairing and extending the life cycle of our possessions is a key tool in the fight to prevent damaging climate change.

Role Description:

We will take donations of broken or unloved items which you will return to their former glory using your repair skills and experience. We will then sell these items to new owners and reinvest all profits to help train and eventually employ local people to work alongside our volunteers.

Initially you will need your own workspace/tools and will carry out all repairs/testing from there (probably at home). Once complete other volunteers will handle the sales and you will move onto your next repair job. There is no minimum time commitment required, we are grateful for what you can spare.

Your support:
- A network of other Fixers/Repair Technicians connected via WhatsApp group.
- A quarterly team meeting/All Hands followed by a social event.
- A Volunteer Experience Champion.
- Insurance Cover provided.

- Be part of a community of like-minded individuals.
- Learn news skills/keep the ones you have fresh, challenge yourself to solve new technical problems.
- Directly contribute to preventing the climate crisis.
- Directly contribute to local social change and providing a second chance to people who need it.

Skills and Qualifications:

Driving license and transportation a bonus.
Electrical repair/safety testing qualifications/experience strongly preferred.

We plan to focus on low tech household items but still, some experience of electrical repairs/safety testing or qualifications will be important. Would suit retired individuals who may have spent a career building skills in this area or someone in the process of qualifying looking to build their practical experience alongside a community of experts.
Eventually we plan to employ and train local people needing a second chance to get back on the ladder. If you choose to get involved in this aspect you will need good coaching/people skills and a willingness to share what you know.

When required:

This grid shows when you can volunteer for this opportunity.

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday

Additional information:
Are there age restrictions for this opportunity? No
Age Restrictions:

But you will need experience

Are there gender restrictions for this opportunity? No
Is the opportunity accessible to disabled people? Yes
How long before volunteer can expect a response?

We will try to respond to volunteer enquiries within 48 hours

How long to complete training and recruitment?

This will be at you own pace, but should be complete within a couple of sessions

Volunteer Expenses offered? No
Induction and Training offered? Yes
Support and Supervision offered? No
Has a risk assessment been carried out? Yes
DBS Disclosure required? No

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