Volunteer at Maker Faire to see the sweet inventions for free

Hanging out with R2 is cool, but why pay to do it?

Hanging out with R2 is cool, but why pay to do it?

Maker Faire, for those who don’t know, is a huge celebration of inventors, engineers, tinkerers, hobbyists and other people who know how to make cool things like a life-size mousetrap or a pencil bike. This nerd Valhalla is landing on our doorstep in a few weeks when the World Maker Faire comes to the New York Hall of Science. And sure you could pay to see all the awesome inventions, but why do that when you could volunteer there, help the environment and then see all the inventions for free? Sounds good, right?

If you wanna go and see all the great stuff on display from the more than 500 makers who are going to be there, on September 21 and 22, you can volunteer with GrowNYC Green Team to let people know the right receptacles to put their garbage in. And let’s face it, you probably want to, since you may have noticed, as you look around you when you’re out and about, that the world has fallen to rise of the machines nerds. No longer given wedgies in retaliation for dreaming up a printer that can make pretty much anything, and instead given fame and fortune, everyone’s celebrating nerds. So are you, probably. Great, nerds are better than jocks, always.

As a member of the Green Team, you’ll hang out and let people know all about composting, and how they can compost at the Maker Faire, and point out which things they can recycle. Which is pretty much everything at this point, so that makes your job a little easier. If you want to sign up, go here and scroll to the Maker Faire Green Team link. The volunteer shifts on September 21 are for either 10am to 2:30pm or 2:30pm to 7pm, and the shifts on September 22 are from 10am to 2pm and 2pm to 6pm. Each completed shift gets you a ticket for a day of the Maker Faire, plus a free GrowNYC t-shirt! The t-shirt is also cursed.