What's a Fix-It Fair?
Fix-It Fairs are free, three-hour long community events where people can get household items repaired for free by skilled community fixers.
Zero Waste Washington and Kitsap County are piloting a series of local Fix-It Fairs starting in 2020.
These events are community powered, so our first step is recruiting local fixers, student fixer apprentices, and event volunteers.
We'll announce event dates and locations in January 2020. Visit the Fix-It Fair website to learn more and sign up for email bulletins about Fix-It Fairs!
Become a Fix-It Fair fixer or student fixer apprentice
Skilled community fixers power these fun community events!
If you're interested in fixing items at these events, please submit an interest form at our Fix-It Fair website or call the program coordinator at 360-337-4678 to be added to our list of interested fixers. Once we've selected dates and locations, we'll contact you to ask whether you're available.
Household items fixed at Fix-It Fairs include small appliances, small electronics, lamps, furniture, clothing, bicycles, computers, jewelry, toys, and more. Generalists and specialists are welcome!
Fixers are arranged at stations throughout the room. Visitors will check-in, sign a waiver, wait for their name to be called, and then will be escorted to a fixer. Visitors stay with their items, watch the repair, and often help. Repairs are not guaranteed.
Fixers bring their own tools, equipment, and small supplies. We'll set up and bring extra supplies, tools, tables, chairs, extension cords, food, drink, and endless gratitude.
Stipends are available for core fixers and student fixer apprentices.
Event volunteers and community partners are also needed to help with these events! Visit our Fix-It Fair website to learn how to help or call the program coordinator at 360-337-4678.
Share and learn more
Know someone who would love to share their fixing skills at Fix-It Fairs? Forward them this email, send them to our website kcowa.us/fixit, or share the two-sided Fixer Recruitment Flyer (PDF).
Questions about becoming a fixer? Contact the Fix-It Fair Coordinator at 360-337-4678 or firstname.lastname@example.org or stop by our booths at Kitsap Salmon Tours on November 9 at Poulsbo's Fish Park and Erlands Point Preserve!