TimeBank Mahoning Watershed

2018 October 6 ShareFest – Bring & Fix

2018 October 6 SHARE FESTIVAL
This year’s theme: Bring & Fix
Repair – Reuse – Recycle

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Bring & Fix is a new inter-generational fair created by Philippe Granger, and during which local people come together to share their skills and knowledge – to help each other and have fun while doing so. It is an event where individuals ‘fix’ small things for each other, seek and provide advice, and come up with solutions. Its aim is to build sustainable communities through recognizable events that can be repeated in one’s locality or community on a regular basis. We want to encourage anyone to get involved and bring what they know and can do for others, to repair and recycle instead of throwing away.

Saturday, October 6, 2018
set up 10 AM, open 11 AM, close 4 PM
First Presbyterian Church
201 Wick Ave, Youngstown, OH (map)

Here is How It Works: Will you volunteer as a fixer/repair person to set up a repair station? For example, small electrical appliances, computers, clothing, housewares, bicycles, etc. While neighbors are invited to bring their broken stuff for repair, including any necessary replacement parts. If an item is not fixed can it recycle?

Sign up to do a table exhibit or mini-workshops. Places where community members share hobbies, talents, and knowledge. Or please be an event helper. Contribute to the Pot Luck luncheon of finger food and snacks. Donate gently used items at the swap table or to the “Really Really Free Market”. 

Co-host with your smiling face and helpful demeanor and chat with neighbors. Bring your safe fun kid activities or games using recycled materials. It’s family-friendly! Time Bank events are public, no charge, and totally co-produced by volunteers and donations.

It’s free & easy to apply. Sign up RSVP

For more information about Bring & Fix and how to run this event in your community please contact TonyBudak@TBMW.org , 330-716-2722, Community Projects Coordinator at Time Bank Mahoning Watershed.

ShareFest – Bring & Fix is sponsored by the Time Bank Mahoning Watershed, Arab American Community Center, Community Action Network, Mahoning Valley Podcast, Tampa Bay Time Bank, Method 8, Elayne Bozick, Green Youngstown

ShareFest Committee Volunteer Form


Thank you for your interest in being on the Mahoning Valley ShareFest planning committee.

We already have a couple of location possibilities where we can hold the event, as well as several sharing “vendors” lined up;  we just need a team to organize the event.  (See the end of this page for a list of example roles and responsibilities.)

Please email tonybudak@tbmw.org for more information

Here’s a short list of ShareFest Roles. Each event will be a little different so please use this only as a suggestion of where to start and then fill in more roles or consolidate roles as they become apparent.

  • Volunteer Coordinator:  This role is very important and will help connect new volunteers to the most appropriate coordination team before and during the event and coordinate outreach to volunteers.
  • Team Coordinators:  Coordinate teams for the different functions of the ShareFest.
  • Event Logistics Team:  Secure location, assist with schedule, permits, accessibility, bike valet, coordinate with food vendors, waste management, fundraising at event, etc.
  • Outreach and Media Team:  Engage partners and sponsors, post online (to calendars, listservs and local organizations’ social media), putting up posters, handing out fliers and directly reaching out to a diverse community, contact local media, write up and send press releases, take photos and quotes, write up event to send to media and post to relevant blogs
  • ShareFest Programming Team:  Actively recruit, schedule and support workshops, host open space discussions, childcare activities, socializing activities, music
  • Host Team:  Register participants, collect contact information, hand out name tags, direct people to activities, provide support in the event of an emergency, hand out and collect participant surveys and answer questions.
  • Signage Team:  Make sure there are clear event schedules, signs explaining how to use the space, accessibility signage, etc.
  • Set up/take down: Pre-event set up and post-event clean up crews
  • Translators: Translate questions and workshops into popular local languages
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