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Volunteer at first Houston Maker Faire

  • Stafford Civic Center

    1415 Constitution Ave., Stafford, TX (map)

    29.604059 -95.543121

  • The Maker Faire is coming to Houston and it needs volunteers to MAKE it happen.

    If you are not familiar with the Maker ethos, check out :

    Here's the website for the the Houston event :

    There are 4 levels of Volunteers. All volunteer positions will be rewarded with commensurate, goodies, oodles of intrinsic satisfaction and an increased chance of self-actualization.

    1) Day of event Volunteers: ~ 5hrs commitment

    2) Managers of (1) ~5 hrs commitment + attendance at 1-2 advanced planning meetings

    3) Planning support volunteers : ~ 10-20 hrs commitment + attendance at 2+ advanced planning meetings. Support class 4 volunteers

    4) Planning support leads : 20+ hrs and deep involvement in recruiting, logistics and creative planning. Manage level 3 and 2 volunteers.

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  • Michelle

    Do you still need volunteers for the day of the event?

    January 13, 2013

  • Hung

    I filled out the volunteer form on the fair web site...let's see what happens

    December 31, 2012

  • Eldho K.

    All: you are invited to an advance information and planning meeting for the Houston Mini Maker Faire. This meeting will be held from 5:30 - 7:00 PM on Tuesday, December 18th in the main conference room at the Children's Museum of Houston (1500 Binz
    Houston, TX [masked] (713)[masked] ). Please respond if you do plan to attend. Each maker (exhibitor) and vendor should plan to attend at least one of the advance meetings.
    The purpose of the meeting is to get to know each other, have a little fun and have our questions answered about the Maker Faire. Some light snacks will be provided.
    We will send additional details about the meeting as they become available. There will be another advance meeting in early January.
    Thanks for your interest and support for the Houston Mini Maker Faire!

    December 11, 2012

    • Kate

      I am interested, but have work until 5:30 in the Heights, so I would need to come late. Or, if you know when the other Jan meeting is, I will request off. Thanks!

      December 17, 2012

  • Judy C.

    No I wasn't invited. I'll just pay to be a guest

    December 11, 2012

  • Judy C.


    December 11, 2012

  • Judy C.

    What shall we do? I want to be able to peruse as well. Maybe I can lock down a speaker during that time ;).

    December 6, 2012

  • Eldho K.

    All - First apologies for being MIA for a few weeks. I won't bore you with excuses. Second, the Maker Faire team has outline the following activities that need volunteers for. It breaks down to :

    1. Spreading the word (see 1, 3 and 4 below)
    2. Recruiting sponsors(see 2 below). Thanks.

    1) Contact student organizations at campuses around Houston. Targets:
    b) U of H main campus
    d) HCC Stafford
    e) U of H Sugar Land
    f) Lone Star Sugar Land
    g) DeVry Sugar Land
    h) University of Phoenix Sugar Land
    i) Wharton JC Sugar Land 2) Contact additional high-interest sponsors. If you can think of strong sponsorship candidate businesses let me know. 3) Spread the word electronically. FB, Twitter, other ways to promote. 4) Place at least 250 posters in high-visibility (but legal!) locations. Starbucks, libraries, grocery stores, popular local businesses, craft stores, hobby stores, technology stores, etc. Let's get them posted by 12/21/2012

    December 4, 2012

  • Judy C.

    Hey EK is there a form that we need to fill out, or are we just attending?

    November 11, 2012

  • Judy C.

    I may be in Costa Rica at that time, but if I'm not, I'll be there!

    October 21, 2012


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