Volunteer at Maker Faire


I worked as a volunteer during the very first Maker Faire Bay Area in 2006, and I haven’t missed one since! It was exhilarating, and exhausting all at the same time. In between working my shifts at the Maker Check-In, I met Suzy Pakhchyan, of Fashioning Technology, and stitched my very first soft circuit.
Since then, I’ve witnessed some of the most amazing art, including the Crude Awaking from Burning Man (which is the mass of flame in the photo above). I even got to pop hydrogen bubbles. No, seriously, I used an arc of electricity to burst gas bubbles into fireballs of awesomness.
As a volunteer, at Maker Faire you get to be part of the team that creates this amazing spectacle. You might be taking over for a maker, working check-in like I did, or helping to hold down the information booth. Come prepared to get work hard and get involved with the most innovative people in the world. Beyond that, volunteers get free tickets! The cutting edge educational entertainment literally never stops. The entire experience will blow your mind. Here is the call to action for this weekend, from Sonia Russel:

Maker Faire Bay Area 2010
May 22-23 at the San Mateo County Expo Center
The World’s Largest DIY Festival
Maker Faire is a two-day, family-friendly event that celebrates the Do-It-Yourself (DIY) mindset. It’s for creative, resourceful people of all ages and backgrounds who like to tinker and love to make things. So much to see, you will need 2 days to see it all!
Volunteer at Maker Faire for at least 4 hours and get a 1 Day pass to the Faire!
Volunteer at least 8 hours for a weekend Pass!
All volunteers get a Maker Faire T-shirt
We are also in need of core volunteers. Core volunteers are individuals that will be committing to more than 8 hours and can help manage certain areas, including the volunteer tent.
TO SIGN UP VISIT: http://makerfaire.com/cs/user/create/f?x-t=mfba10vol.form
For Questions email: volunteers@makerfaire.com

2 thoughts on “Volunteer at Maker Faire

  1. eyevea says:

    My husband and I volunteered last year at Makerfaire. We had so much fun and learned a lot. We were scheduled for about 8 hours, but we stayed for about 16…we just didn’t want to leave.
    We live on the east coast and unfortunately aren’t able to to to California this year…but when makerfaire comes to NYC…we’ll be there.
    Volunteer and you won’t be disappointed…exhausted…but not disappointed.

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