Our Volunteers

Our Volunteers
A few of our volunteers


Come along ...

A busy day at repair cafe

Repair Cafe Weymouth is run by volunteers. The team offers expert repairing skills – mechanical, electrical, electronic, carpentry, sewing, jewellery and craft – to fix your things. You sit alongside the expert so can be involved in making any necessary choices and pick up some fixing tips at the same time. Some items need replacement parts and the cafe has a stock of those regularly encountered. If your item is hard to bring in take a photo and contact us beforehand.
Date and Time

Two customers with a repaired lamp

Repair Cafe events are held* on the second Saturday of every month (except in July and August), from 10:30 to 12:30.
At: The Palm House Cafe, Melcombe Regis Car Park, Commercial Road,
Weymouth DT4 7DW

*Our events are currently suspended due to the Coronavirus pandemic. The 'Upcoming Events' section will give the date of our next event when we resume. See our Facebook page for more details.

Avoid the bin and save landfill

We throw away vast amounts of stuff, which could get a new lease of life with a simple repair. One repair can save up to 24 kilos of CO2 going into the atmosphere, by preventing the need to recycle discarded items and manufacture/ transport new ones – and it will save you money. 

At our Repair Cafe, there are tools, materials and expert volunteers. We aim to do repairs that take up to 40 minutes. If it needs longer, we can advise so you can complete the repair at home or you can bring it to another event for us to finish the job. 

  • Bring broken items from home
  • Work together with specialists to make repairs
  • Lend a hand with someone else's repair job
  • Socialise
Please make a donation if you are happy with your repair so we can continue to help others.

Things we can try to fix

If you can carry it, we can try to fix it. If it is big, bring a photo and we’ll discuss it.
  • Mechanical items
  • Woodwork
  • Electrical – hoovers, toasters, kettles, power tools, radios, TVs
  • Technology – PCs, laptops, mobile phones, gadgets and games
  • Garden tools – strimmers, hedge trimmers
  • Rigid plastics – freezer boxes, toys
  • Clothes – zips, pockets, hems, up-cycling
  • Crockery and gluing
  • Furniture – upholstery, curtains, blinds
  • Toys
  • Jewellery
  • Craft work
Get involved

Do you have a repair skill you'd like to share with Repair Cafe Weymouth? Then please get in touch. We need friendly meet-and-greet volunteers too.

International scheme

We are part of a worldwide network of Repair Cafes,  registered with the international organisation www.repaircafe.org. We give feedback on hard-to-repair and poorly designed  for repair items to the RepairMonitor database that is used to advise manufacturers.