Get help with your broken stuff and learn valuable repair skills at free Fix-It Clinics.
Fix-It Clinics offer free, guided assistance from volunteers with repair skills to disassemble, troubleshoot, and (hopefully) fix small household appliances, clothing, electronics, mobile devices and more. Fix-It Clinics teach valuable troubleshooting and basic repair skills, build community connections and reduce the number of repairable items that are thrown in the trash.
Now available: Virtual repair assistance
We look forward to holding in-person Fix-It Clinics again when we can, but in the meantime we are offering one-on-one virtual repair sessions with our Fix-It Clinic volunteers.
How it works
- Please fill out the intake form
- We will review your form and respond within two business days to provide general advice and discuss next steps
- We will connect you with a volunteer through email
- You and your volunteer will set up a time to meet virtually using Microsoft Teams (instructions for logging in will be provided)
What you need
You will need a laptop, tablet or phone, and Internet connection that allows for video conferencing. It's helpful to have a second person in your household helping you aim the camera and help with disassembly and repairs.
Some common tools you may need include:
- Phillips and standard screwdrivers
- Needle nose and regular pliers
- Soldering iron and solder
- Basic voltmeter and wires to measure AC and DC voltage and resistance (if your item is electrical and not working)