Why volunteer for Maker Faire Milwaukee?


To learn, have FUN and keep Maker Faire Milwaukee free and open to everyone! Great volunteers are what make a stellar Maker Faire! They ensure all makers–whether visiting or exhibiting–are informed and engaged while they learn and discover new things. Volunteers can do anything from helping out on a race course to staffing information booths. Our form now allows for groups and families to sign-up at one time. If you are a student or employee of a company that requires community service hours, volunteering at Maker Faire Milwaukee can count towards your service.

Individual volunteers must be 16 or older and sign a liability release form. Those under 18 require a parent signature. Children younger than 16 can volunteer with a guardian or the entire family.

Volunteer Orientations

Attending a volunteer orientation is not required, however we highly recommend it. At orientation we will cover layout, registration procedures, and various activity stations being produced by the Faire. You will also receive your Maker Faire t-shirt and have an opportunity to hack your Maker Faire t-shirt to make it unique. Please feel free to attend one or more of the orientations – they will be fun!

Date: Thursday, September 7th, 2017
Time: 7:00pm
Location: Milwaukee Makerspace, 2555 South Lenox Street, Milwaukee, WI

Date: Saturday, September 16th, 2017
Time: 10:00am
Location: Milwaukee Makerspace, 2555 South Lenox Street, Milwaukee, WI

Date: Thursday, September 21st, 2017
Time: 6:00pm
Location: Wisconsin State Fair Expo Center, Hall A, 8200 W Greenfield Ave, West Allis, WI

Email volunteer@makerfairemilwaukee.com with any questions and to RSVP for one or more of the orientations.

Call for Volunteers Application