Become a volunteer for Maker Faire San Diego! We need volunteers to assist with Set-up, Tear-down, Maker Exhibitors, Maker Faire Attendees and staff members while the event is up and running. These volunteers must be 18 yrs+, have a positive, hardworking attitude along with excellent skills in customer service. Sign-up for an ALL DAY or 5-6-hour shift and become a part of an amazing team and an incredible event!

Volunteer, Maker Faire San Diego

What sort of jobs do Volunteers do at Maker Faire?

  • CORE TEAM – Available to work directly with Event Production Crew all weekend.
  • Pre-Event Set-Up — Help staff stuff maker packets, distribute supplies to locations prior to the event, etc.
  • Set-Up Staff — Maker check-in and load-in day-of
  • Information Booth — Answer questions from the public regarding the attractions and their locations.
  • Check-In Attendants — Assist Makers with check in, welcome packages and directing them to their location.
  • Exhibitor Attendants— Event help as needed with maker breaks, water, tech issues, and helping showcase a project.
  • Guest Services — Volunteers will work in Ticket Booths, direct traffic in parking lots, and fill any additional roles that may arise as the event unfolds.
  • Hands-on Activity — Help run a signature Maker Faire hands-on activity like soldering or stomp rockets (limited opportunities).
  • General Runners — Task-related assignments directed by the Event Production Crew.
  • General – I’m flexible and willing to do ANYTHING you need!
  • Street Team — Pre-event promotions.

What are the available shifts for volunteers at Maker Faire?

Friday, October 4, 20189 | Set Up
ALL DAY | 9am – 3pm | 11:30pm – 5:30pm

Saturday, October 5, 2019 | Showtime
ALL DAY | 7am – 1:00pm | 11am – 4pm | 1:30 – 6:30pm

Sunday, October 6, 2019 | Showtime
ALL DAY | 7am – 1:00pm | 11am – 4pm | 1:30pm – 6:30pm

Tear-Down | 5:00 pm – end

Please note, that this is a fun and fast-paced event! Event day volunteers need to be 18+ 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!

  • Interested in volunteering? Please fill out the volunteer application: VOLUNTEER APPLICATION (available soon)
  • Let us know your availability, past experience working the faire, and any special skills like soldering, event production, or just your time!


  • Do you have a unique skill? Please tell us about it! We never know what exciting new opportunities may come up for a Maker Faire San Diego!

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!

Thank you.