Volunteer

Get Involved in the Maker Movement!

What is the Maker Movement? Join us on a journey to learn about the Maker Movement and use what you learn onsite at Maker Faire. We will provide a handbook and orientation that will give you an inside look at what it takes to put on Kansas City’s Greatest Show and Tell. For no cost but your time, you will be able to join us onsite and experience the joy of the Maker Movement.

Let’s Get Started!

Background screening is required for all new volunteers. As a new volunteer to Maker Faire Kansas City, and/or Union Station Kansas City, your first step is to sign up to volunteer here

If you have volunteered in the past for Maker Faire Kansas City, or Union Station Kansas City, you may proceed on to view available volunteer positions and times here.

Time Commitments

You will need to attend a volunteer orientation and at least one 3-4 hour shift. Of course, our hope is that you will enjoy working with us at Maker Faire and want to participate throughout the weekend. We’re happy to work with you on your schedule in terms of breaks and time off to experience Maker Faire on your own.

What Will I Do?

The following is a list of positions available to volunteers. There will be a place on your application to indicate your preferred position. Flexible volunteers are always appreciated.

Volunteer Positions

  • Maker Faire Event Setup – Registration Assistant
  • Maker Faire Event Setup – Space Assistant
  • Maker Faire Event Setup – Dock Assistant
  • Registration Table Assistant
  • Greeters
  • Ticketing Assistant
  • Will Call Manager
  • Merchandise Table Assistant
  • Maker Faire Event Assistant – Indoor
  • Maker Faire Event Assistant – Outdoor
  • Innovation Stage Assistant
  • Maker Lounge Manager
  • Attractions Assistant
  • Photographer
  • Maker Faire Event Tear Down Assistant

Got Questions?

If you have any questions regarding volunteering at Maker Faire Kansas City, please contact volunteer@unionstation.org.