Help Fix Things and Keep Them Out of Our Landfills! - Fix It Clinics


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Cause Areas

When

It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.

Where

Multiple Areas in Dakota County -Depending on DateDakota County, MN 55124

About

General Description

It takes time and money to handle all the waste we throw away. When we reduce the amount of stuff we buy and eventually throw away, we end up with more time, space and money. Fix-It Clinics provide an opportunity for residents to receive free assistance from repair savvy volunteers guiding them through each step from troubleshooting to completed repair.

Several volunteer opportunities are available to help at a Fix-It Clinic. Volunteer fixers who have skills in soldering, electronics repair, electrical repair, sewing, wood working and general tinkering are essential to making the clinics successful. General volunteers to greet residents are needed as well.

Location/Date/Time

All are Saturdays from 11:45am-3:15pm (except Dec. 17)

  • Aug 20, Galaxie Library, 14955 Galaxie Ave., Apple Valley 55124
  • Sept. 17, Inver Grove Community Center, 8055 Barbara Ave E, Inver Grove Heights, MN 55077
  • Oct. 15, Ramling River Center, 325 Oak St, Farmington, MN 55024
  • Nov. 19, Wentworth Library, 199 Wentworth Ave. E., West St. Paul
  • Dec. 17, 9:45am-12:15pm, Our Lady of Guadalupe Church, 401 Concord St, St Paul, MN 55107

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Assist residents in simple repairs of items
  • Provide and encourage a friendly environment of learning and troubleshooting
  • Guide people through each step from troubleshooting to completed repair

Minimum Qualifications

  • Volunteer fixers who have skills in soldering, electronics repair, electrical repair, sewing, wood working and general tinkering. General volunteers to greet residents are needed as well
  • Must be 16 or older

Minimum Time Commitment

4+ hours

Activity Level

Medium - May involve varying amounts of activity. Comfortable, sturdy shoes recommended.

Other Information

Check the Fix-It Dakota County Facebook page for upcoming clinics or view a handout of clinics.

Contact Information

Jenny Kedward

Environmental Specialist

Dakota County

Environmental Resources Division

14955 Galaxie Avenue

Apple Valley, MN 55124

Skills

  • Auto Mechanics / Repair
  • Bike Mechanics / Repair
  • Mechanical Engineering

Good Match For

Teens People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • 3+ Hours

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