Did you know you can get into the Maker Faire for free if you’re willing to volunteer four hours of your time? And, it doesn’t have to be during the Faire itself.

You can imagine how much work is involved in setting up and talking down an event of this size. We need folks in the days leading up to and the days following, to help with set-up and breakdown. We know that times are tough for many, but we don’t want anyone to miss out on the fun who wants to attend. So, if you’ve got four hours you can spare, check out our volunteer program page, or email volunteers@makerfaire.com.

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Gareth Branwyn is a freelance writer and the former Editorial Director of Maker Media. He is the author or editor of over a dozen books on technology, DIY, and geek culture. He is currently a contributor to Boing Boing, Wink Books, and Wink Fun. And he has a new best-of writing collection and “lazy man’s memoir,” called Borg Like Me.

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