Community Toolbox Canberra


Help Put Tools and Equipment into the Hands of the Canberra Community

Community Toolbox Canberra welcomes applications from the community to assist with all aspects of running the tool & equipment library.

Opening hours are currently:

Thursday:  4pm - 7pm

Saturday:   10am - 1pm

Please note: All volunteers on-site must hold a valid Working With Vulnerable People Card. 

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Volunteer Opportunities

Toolbox Assistant

As a Toolbox Assistant, you will operate the Toolbox during opening hours under the supervision of a shift supervisor.

The role includes:

  • operating the Toolbox borrowing software
  • processing payments through our POS system
  • assisting members select appropriate equipment
  • processing loans of tools & equipment
  • reviewing returned tools & equipment
  • returning tools & equipment to their spot in the library

Volunteers will:

  • hold a current Working with Vulnerable People Card
  • be friendly and helpful
  • confident in the use of a computer
  • able to carry equipment weighing less that 15kg

Electrician

We need qualified and licensed electricians on our volunteer team.

Licensed electricians will:

  • tag and test electric tools and equipment
  • complete repairs of electric tools
  • undertake maintenance of electric tools & equipment.

Electrician volunteers must:

  • hold a current Working With Vulnerable People card
  • be licensed as an electrician in the ACT

Handyperson

If you are handy at repairing tools and equipment, we need you at Community Toolbox Canberra.

As a handyperson, you will:

  • make non-electrical repairs to tools and equipment
  • undertake scheduled maintenance of non-electrical tools and equipment
  • assess condition of tools & equipment for suitability for borrowing

This work can be done in your own space (e.g. home workshop) at your preferred time.

All volunteers on site must hold a current Working With Vulnerable People card.

Stock Assistant

As a Stock Assistant, you will assist with processing new stock into our inventory during opening hours under the supervision of a shift supervisor.

The role includes:

  • moving new and donated tools and equipment through our intake system under the guidance of a supervisor
  • entering details of equipment into our library software
  • photographing items for the catalogue

Volunteers will:

  • hold a current Working with Vulnerable People Card
  • be confident in the use of a computer
  • able to carry equipment weighing less that 15kg
  • ideally have some knowledge of tools but this is not essential

Repair Cafe Helper

The Community Toolbox Canberra Repair Cafe operates on the last Saturday of the month from 2pm - 5pm.

Repair Cafe Helpers assist with the running of the Repair Cafe. They are not repairers.

Tasks might include:

  • setting up and packing up
  • welcoming customers
  • managing 'turn taking'
  • conducting exit surveys
  • answering enquiries

All volunteers on the Toolbox site must hold a current Working With Vulnerable People card.

Repair Cafe Repairer - General 'Tinkerer'

The Community Toolbox Canberra Repair Cafe operates on the last Saturday of the month from 2pm - 5pm.

Repair Cafe Repairers fix items brought in by customers, give advice on repairs and may teach people how to complete repairs themselves where appropriate. Appropriate licenses must be held for repairing electrical items.

Repairers are needed for:

  • textiles and garments
  • electrical items
  • tech such as mobile phones
  • bicycles
  • outdoor tools such as lawnmowers
  • knife sharpening
  • jewellery repairs
  • toys

All volunteers on the Toolbox site must hold a current Working With Vulnerable People card.

Repair Cafe Repairer - Tech

The Community Toolbox Canberra Repair Cafe operates on the last Saturday of the month from 2pm - 5pm.

Repair Cafe Repairers fix items brought in by customers, give advice on repairs and may teach people how to complete repairs themselves where appropriate. Appropriate licenses must be held for repairing electrical items.

Repairers are needed for:

  • textiles and garments
  • electrical items
  • tech such as mobile phones
  • bicycles
  • outdoor tools such as lawnmowers
  • knife sharpening
  • jewellery repairs
  • toys

All volunteers on the Toolbox site must hold a current Working With Vulnerable People card.

Repair Cafe Repairer - Clothing/Textiles

The Community Toolbox Canberra Repair Cafe operates on the last Saturday of the month from 2pm - 5pm.

Repair Cafe Repairers fix items brought in by customers, give advice on repairs and may teach people how to complete repairs themselves where appropriate. Appropriate licenses must be held for repairing electrical items.

Repairers are needed for:

  • textiles and garments
  • electrical items
  • tech such as mobile phones
  • bicycles
  • outdoor tools such as lawnmowers
  • knife sharpening
  • jewellery repairs
  • toys

All volunteers on the Toolbox site must hold a current Working With Vulnerable People card.

Repair Cafe Repairer - Jewellery

The Community Toolbox Canberra Repair Cafe operates on the last Saturday of the month from 2pm - 5pm.

Repair Cafe Repairers fix items brought in by customers, give advice on repairs and may teach people how to complete repairs themselves where appropriate. Appropriate licenses must be held for repairing electrical items.

Repairers are needed for:

  • textiles and garments
  • electrical items
  • tech such as mobile phones
  • bicycles
  • outdoor tools such as lawnmowers
  • knife sharpening
  • jewellery repairs
  • toys

All volunteers on the Toolbox site must hold a current Working With Vulnerable People card.

Repair Cafe Repairer - Knife Sharpening

The Community Toolbox Canberra Repair Cafe operates on the last Saturday of the month from 2pm - 5pm.

Repair Cafe Repairers fix items brought in by customers, give advice on repairs and may teach people how to complete repairs themselves where appropriate. Appropriate licenses must be held for repairing electrical items.

Repairers are needed for:

  • textiles and garments
  • electrical items
  • tech such as mobile phones
  • bicycles
  • outdoor tools such as lawnmowers
  • knife sharpening
  • jewellery repairs
  • toys

All volunteers on the Toolbox site must hold a current Working With Vulnerable People card.

Repair Cafe Repairer - Bicycles

The Community Toolbox Canberra Repair Cafe operates on the last Saturday of the month from 2pm - 5pm.

Repair Cafe Repairers fix items brought in by customers, give advice on repairs and may teach people how to complete repairs themselves where appropriate. Appropriate licenses must be held for repairing electrical items.

Repairers are needed for:

  • textiles and garments
  • electrical items
  • tech such as mobile phones
  • bicycles
  • outdoor tools such as lawnmowers
  • knife sharpening
  • jewellery repairs
  • toys

All volunteers on the Toolbox site must hold a current Working With Vulnerable People card.

Repair Cafe Repairer - Licensed Electrical (240V)

The Community Toolbox Canberra Repair Cafe operates on the last Saturday of the month from 2pm - 5pm.

Repair Cafe Repairers fix items brought in by customers, give advice on repairs and may teach people how to complete repairs themselves where appropriate. Appropriate licenses must be held for repairing electrical items.

Repairers are needed for:

  • textiles and garments
  • electrical items
  • tech such as mobile phones
  • bicycles
  • outdoor tools such as lawnmowers
  • knife sharpening
  • jewellery repairs
  • toys

All volunteers on the Toolbox site must hold a current Working With Vulnerable People card.

Repair Cafe Repairer - Toys

The Community Toolbox Canberra Repair Cafe operates on the last Saturday of the month from 2pm - 5pm.

Repair Cafe Repairers fix items brought in by customers, give advice on repairs and may teach people how to complete repairs themselves where appropriate. Appropriate licenses must be held for repairing electrical items.

Repairers are needed for:

  • textiles and garments
  • electrical items
  • tech such as mobile phones
  • bicycles
  • outdoor tools such as lawnmowers
  • knife sharpening
  • jewellery repairs
  • toys

All volunteers on the Toolbox site must hold a current Working With Vulnerable People card.

Repair Cafe Repairer - Petrol Powered Tools

The Community Toolbox Canberra Repair Cafe operates on the last Saturday of the month from 2pm - 5pm.

Repair Cafe Repairers fix items brought in by customers, give advice on repairs and may teach people how to complete repairs themselves where appropriate. Appropriate licenses must be held for repairing electrical items.

Repairers are needed for:

  • textiles and garments
  • electrical items
  • tech such as mobile phones
  • bicycles
  • outdoor tools such as lawnmowers
  • knife sharpening
  • jewellery repairs
  • toys

All volunteers on the Toolbox site must hold a current Working With Vulnerable People card.

Repair Cafe Repairer - Furniture

The Community Toolbox Canberra Repair Cafe operates on the last Saturday of the month from 2pm - 5pm.

Repair Cafe Repairers fix items brought in by customers, give advice on repairs and may teach people how to complete repairs themselves where appropriate. Appropriate licenses must be held for repairing electrical items.

Repairers are needed for:

  • textiles and garments
  • electrical items
  • tech such as mobile phones
  • bicycles
  • outdoor tools such as lawnmowers
  • knife sharpening
  • jewellery repairs
  • toys

All volunteers on the Toolbox site must hold a current Working With Vulnerable People card.

Repair Cafe Repairer - Other

The Community Toolbox Canberra Repair Cafe operates on the last Saturday of the month from 2pm - 5pm.

Repair Cafe Repairers fix items brought in by customers, give advice on repairs and may teach people how to complete repairs themselves where appropriate. Appropriate licenses must be held for repairing electrical items.

Repairers are needed for:

  • textiles and garments
  • electrical items
  • tech such as mobile phones
  • bicycles
  • outdoor tools such as lawnmowers
  • knife sharpening
  • jewellery repairs
  • toys

All volunteers on the Toolbox site must hold a current Working With Vulnerable People card.

Our Mission

The mission of Community Toolbox Canberra is to make it possible for everyone to have the means to create, have fun, try a new hobby and make their home more liveable and, in doing so, reduce waste and pressure on the Earth’s resources.