Calling All Volunteers for a Balboa Park Cultural Partnership 2-day Maker Faire Festival

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Maker Faire in Balboa Park

The Balboa Park Cultural Partnership is looking for enthusiastic volunteers to be a part of Maker Faire San Diego on October 1 and 2. MFSD needs assistance with set-up, tear-down, exhibitors, attendees and staff members while the event is up and running. Volunteers must have a positive, hardworking attitude and excellent skills in customer service. In exchange for volunteer hours, the festival of invention and creativity will give participants two free tickets to Maker Faire and a T Shirt. To sign up, contact Cody Nelson at sdmakerfaire(at)gmail(dot)com. Learn more at:

Available shifts for volunteers at Maker Faire San Diego 2016:

Friday, September 30
8:00am – 12:00pm
11:30am – 3:30pm
3:00pm – 7:00pm
Saturday, October 1
7:30am – 11:30am
11:00am – 3:00pm
2:30pm – 6:30pm
Sunday, October 2
7:30am – 11:30am
11:00am – 3:00pm
2:30pm – 6:30pm

ABOUT MAKER FAIRE SAN DIEGO: Maker Faire San Diego is a festival of invention, creativity and resourcefulness, and a celebration of the Maker Movement and Do-It-Yourself Culture in the San Diego Region. Unique from other Maker Faires, MFSD will incorporate all of Balboa Park in what is being called an “outside-in" model to include Maker exhibitions within the museums as well as throughout the Balboa Park.


Maker Faire is an award winning, family friendly event celebrating technology, education, science, arts, crafts, engineering, food, sustainability, and more. Maker Faire has become part of pop-culture, a place for experiential marketing, debuting new technologies and inventions, and celebrating geekdom. Maker Media produces two annual flagship Maker Faires, partners with museums to produce Featured Maker Faires, and works with communities to license Mini Maker Faires around the world.

The first Maker Faire launched in May 2006 in the San Francisco Bay Area and was quickly followed by Faires in Austin, Detroit and New York City, as well as others around the world. Technology has lowered the barriers to entry to becoming a Maker and this launched the Maker Movement which fuels Maker Faire. Maker Faire was designed to be forward-looking, showcasing Makers who are exploring new forms and new technologies. But it’s not just for exhibiting what’s new in technical fields—Maker Faire features innovation and experimentation across the spectrum of science, engineering, art, performance and craft.

Balboa Park Cultural Partnership is a nonprofit organization through which 28 arts, science and cultural institutions in Balboa Park collaborate to achieve shared goals. By helping these groups achieve greater organizational efficiency, innovation and excellence, it seeks to contribute to the vitality and sustainability of Balboa Park. For more information visit


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