Bring your broken belongings back to life
Join us at our Manurewa hub for our regular Repair Cafés, where we inspire our local community to repair, revive, and restore their cherished belongings. At these free pop-up events, you can bring in your broken belongings and our skilled volunteers will do their best to repair them.
Together, we can protect our planet and choose repair over buying new things. By embracing the power of repair, we can diminish our demand for new resources and minimise the staggering amount of waste destined for landfills. Let's make a difference, one repair at a time!
Upcoming Repair Cafés
We're proud to partner with Repair Cafe Aotearoa New Zealand to bring these events to our communities.
Are you a passionate fixer-upper? Volunteer with us!
Whether it's sewing, darning, book mending, electrical repairs, wood work, metal work, fixing furniture, blade sharpening, bicycle repairs, mending jewellery or general handiness... If you have skills to share with the community, come and be part of the repair revolution!
Repair Café FAQs
Zero Waste VolunteerWe’re looking for volunteers to help out with our brand-new Zero Waste hub! The Manurewa Community Recycling Centre is a place of community connection, a destination for learning and most importantly where practical actions can be taken to reduce waste to landfill. We are looking for some good sorts to help with assisting customers, interacting with the community, keeping up with general maintenance, creating shop displays and much more. If you have a friendly attitude and an interest in engaging with our Zero Waste kaupapa, and the local community, this is a great opportunity for you! By volunteering, you can support this worthwhile cause in a meaningful and hands-on way. You'll get to know our fun and friendly Beautification Trust team, become a waste minimisation guru in the process and help out in your community! If you are keen to help out between Wednesdays to Saturdays as an on-going or casual volunteer then fill in the form above!
Community ChampionLove your local area? Become a Community Champion and care for a local space, like a reserve, walkway or waterway.
Community EventsWe host and support environmental education and community events which need the support of volunteers. Some events may include planting days, clean-up events, and place-making projects such as murals. We post all of our Community Events on our Events page.
Boomer ShedOur community shed for people aged 50+ is always keen to welcome volunteers to help out. In particular we are on the lookout for experienced engineers, cabinetmakers, welders, arts and crafts tutors and other tradespeople to share their skills with others in our fully equipped workshop. If you have a talent and willing to share it - let us know! Find out more about the Boomer Shed.
Adopt A SpotWe have an ever increasing number of wonderful people who help tackle graffiti and litter by adopting a spot. These people watch out for tagging and rubbish in public places on a weekly basis and then report it into the Trust. Past experience shows that the sooner tagging is painted out and litter is removed the less likely it is to attract more.
Repair CaféDo you know your way around a tool-belt? Do you like getting crafty? Join in with one of our Repair Cafés by helping out with repairing broken or damaged items!
Foodtogether Pop-Up ManurewaWe on the lookout for keen volunteers to help out with our Foodtogether Pop-up. You will have the opportunity to learn about food waste, engage with the public and join a meaningful community of volunteers. The Foodtogether Pop-Up is on every Thursday between 12pm and 1pm, giving locals the opportunity to fill a bag with delicious, seasonal fruit & veg for just $15!