Call for Pueblo Mini Maker Faire Volunteers

Get involved. Join one of our planning committees, organize an event or happening at the faire, help us ignite Pueblo’s entrepreneurial and innovative spirit with the first Pueblo Mini Maker Faire October 27th and 28th, 2017.

How/Where do I get involved?

We are seeking individuals and organizations to join the executive planning committee for the 2017 Pueblo Mini Maker Faire. Are you interested in organizing a special event, managing a team of volunteers or helping direct logistics? Do you have the skills and drive to play a vital role in the event? We need you and your talents in herding cats, building villages and planning strategic community interventions. 

Pueblo Mini Maker Faire Executive Planning Committee Meetings
Rawlings Library
2nd Floor Idea Factory
100 E. Abriendo
Pueblo, CO 81004
Every Friday
1:30pm – 3:30pm

Maker Meet-up engages local Makers by sharing projects and ideas and sparking networking opportunities. Bring your project to share, help us trouble shoot a fellow makers project, find out more about the PMMF.

Pueblo Maker Meet-up
Rawlings Library
2nd Floor Idea Factory
100 E. Abriendo
Pueblo, CO 81004
2nd and 4th Thursday of every month
5:30pm – 6:30pm

Volunteer with Us!

Volunteer at the Event – volunteer for a 4 hour shift and receive a free weekend event ticket.

If you work for a company or organization that is looking for volunteer opportunities for a large group of people, please contact us!  We welcome volunteers 14 years and older.

Volunteer Roles at the Event Include:

  • Set Up Crew – We always need plenty of hands for set up on the Thursday and Friday before the show! You could be setting up tables, putting up signs, working on stage set up, assisting Makers with their load-in, or keeping the coffee pots full.
  • Maker & Volunteer Check-In – You’ll be on the front line, assisting Makers & Volunteers when they first arrive. On Friday you’ll assist Makers with check in, give them welcome packages, and direct them to their booths. On Saturday and Sunday, you’ll welcome your fellow volunteers and direct them to their Team Leaders, as well as providing information for the general public.
  • Information Booth – Answer questions from the public regarding the Faire, the exhibits and their locations. Conduct exit surveys. May involve acting as a wandering info point throughout the venue. Must be very comfortable talking to strangers!
  • Front Gate & Ticketing – You’ll be making that first impression with our guests, greeting them at the line up, selling tickets, confirming advance sales, and often acting as the first point of information. Smiles, patience, and a sense of humor required!
  • Happiness Crews – Happiness crews make sure the Volunteers, Makers, and Performers are well taken care of: bringing food and drink to remote Volunteers, being on hand to assist Makers, ensuring Performers know where to be at the right time and that they have what they need. People on the Maker Happiness Crew should be comfortable dealing with the public as you may need to cover an exhibit if the Maker needs a short break.
  • Stage Crew – This year the Think Up Stage and will be hosted in the Colorado Building, we will also have a stage at Sunshine Park for our Costume Contest Awards Ceremony, we’ll need techs and stage managers to keep things running smoothly. Preference will be given to people who have experience with stage tech and equipment, so please give those details on your application.
  • Hands-On Activities – Volunteers help run activities such as the MakerCon Costume Contest, Cardboard Town, or the Box Truck Night Market. This year we’ll have more fun activities that will require volunteer assistance. You should definitely like working with kids of all ages, and you MUST like to have fun!
  • Documentation – Do you have mad skills when it comes to photography & videography, especially at events? The documentation team is an important part of building the legacy of the Pueblo Mini Maker Faire.
    Crowd Control & Safety –
    Staff the Exit and Re-Entry Gates. Help monitor pedestrian flow and give directions. Keep an eye out for unsafe behavior. Assist with traffic flow on set-up day and during load out on Sunday. Must be comfortable interacting with the public.
  • Tear Down Crew – After the fun is over, there’s still work to be done! Assist Makers with load out, take down tables, stage equipment, wind cable, clean up. Will the last person to leave the Forum please turn out the lights?