To my oldest: “Why should someone volunteer at the Detroit Maker Faire?”
The oldest: “Because it’s awesome and cool!”
The Detroit Maker Faire is AWESOME.
Have you walked around the Maker Faire and thought about what goes into making the event spectacular?
You see all of the makers, their gadgets and things, set up throughout the grounds of and in the Henry Ford Museum.
There’s Eepy Bird and the full-size mousetrap game. How about building a model rocket or helping people learn how to pick locks?
None of this awesomeoness takes place without volunteers.
Volunteering at the Detroit Maker Faire gives you the opportunity to be a part of one of the coolest events this summer in the Detroit area.
You get to see the Faire from a different perspective, from behind the scenes. You help it all come together by assisting makers and the staff at The Henry Ford.
There are opportunities to help set-up the Faire, during the Faire and packing it all up after the Faire.
Volunteering is also a great way to learn more about hobbies or activities you have seen at the Faire but may never had seen yourself trying.
Volunteering brings people from all walks of life together. No matter your personality, interests, or background, you’re bound to connect with another person like yourself. There is no telling who you may meet or work with. I think this is one of the most exciting aspects to volunteering.
Did I mention the perks? The awesome volunteer T-shirts are always cool. You will also receive a free Faire ticket for one person for each shift of volunteering.
If you have never volunteered, switch things up a bit and help make a difference in our community.
The Detroit Maker Faire is coming! Six weeks to awesome!
You can check out The Henry Ford spreading the volunteer word the next two weeks at:
Volunteers receive a free T-shirt and for every five-hour shift they receive a free one-day ticket to Maker Faire Detroit. For information about volunteering for Maker Faire Detroit, email us at allstaff [at] thehenryford [dot] org.
Chris Poterala is a long-time Maker Faire Detroit volunteer and all-around awesome guy. We can’t wait to put him to work next month.