2018 volunteer sign-up will begin Spring 2018!

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

Roles to Fill

Become a volunteer for the Grand Rapids Maker Faire! We need volunteers to assist with Set-up, Tear-down and while the event is up and running. These volunteers must be 16 yrs or older, have a positive, hardworking attitude along with excellent skills in customer service. Sign-up for a 4-hour shift and become a part of an amazing team and an incredible event!


What sort of jobs do Volunteers do at Maker Faire?

Set-Up Staff — Maker check-in and load-in
Information Booth — Answer questions from the public regarding the attractions and their locations.
Maker Check-In Attendants — Assist Makers with check in, welcome packages and directing them to their location.
Maker Assistants — Help as needed with breaks and whatever they may need in the way of assistance to help showcase their project.
Guest Services — Volunteers will work in assist visitors and fill in additional roles that may arise as the event unfolds.
Hands-on Activity — Help run a signature Maker Faire hands-on activity.
General – I’m flexible and willing to do ANYTHING you need!

What are the available shifts for volunteers at Maker Faire?

Coming Spring 2018!


Sign-up to Volunteer!

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 makerfaire@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!