Volunteer at Maker Faire!

We need volunteers to assist with Set-up, Tear-down and more while the event is up and running, and we would love your help! Sign-up for a  shift and become a part of an amazing team and an incredible event! Contact Shavonne Coleman scoleman@grpm.org to volunteer.

What sort of jobs do Volunteers do at Maker Faire?

Load In Staff — Check Makers in and help unload and set up their projects.

Traffic Control — Help direct and control traffic throughout the day.

Information — Answer questions from the public regarding the makers and their locations.

Underwater Robotics Assistant — Help the Underwater Robotics Maker with their booth, project, and demonstrations.

Maker “Fill-in” — Assist makers as needed with breaks and whatever they may need to help showcase their project.

Clean Up — Assist with tear-down of the Makers projects and help clean up the area after the event.

Load Out Staff — Load out Makers and their projects and help with the disassembly and loading of other gear.


Friday, August 17

Load In Staff

  • 12 volunteers from 3:45 pm – 7:30 pm

Traffic Control

  • 4 volunteers from 3:45 pm – 8 pm

Saturday, August 18 and Sunday, August 19

Traffic Control:

  • 2-4  volunteers in 2 hr shifts from 9:45 am – 4:45 pm


  • 2 volunteers from 9:30 am – 1:30 pm
  • 2 volunteers from 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Underwater Robotics Assistant 

  • 1 volunteer from 10 am – 1 pm
  • 1 volunteer 1 pm – 5 pm

Maker “Fill-in”

  • 3 volunteers from 11 am – 2 pm
  • 2 volunteers from 2 pm – 5 pm

Sunday, August 19


  • 5 volunteers from 4:45 pm – 7 pm

Load Out Staff 

  • 5 volunteers from 4:30 pm – 7 pm


Sign-up to Volunteer today!

Please note, that this is a fun and fast-paced event! Event day volunteers should be 16+ years of age, have a positive, friendly attitude, be focused, and be able to work both independently and in efficient teams to execute assignments. You will likely be on your feet a lot, surrounded by fascinating and curious people, machines, and projects!

  • Sign-up to be a volunteer for the event!
  • Questions? Email Shavonne Coleman scoleman@grpm.org



Do you have a unique skill? Please tell us about it! We never know what exciting new opportunities may come up for Maker Faire!
Whether it’s volunteering to set-up or to help makers check-in or assisting with hands-on activities, Maker Faires don’t happen without the goodwill of the community. We honestly can’t stress how important your efforts are or how much we appreciate those who help!

It’s rewarding to help deliver the “Greatest Show and Tell on Earth.” Volunteers receive a free anytime ticket to the Grand Rapids Maker Faire. We are grateful for all you do!

Thank you to the 2017 volunteers for all of your help to make it a successful event!