Call for Volunteers for the 2014 McAllen Mini Maker Faire

McAllen, TX — McAllen Mini Maker Faire is looking for volunteers to prepare the 2014 McAllen Mini Maker Faire. The event is presented by the McAllen Chamber of Commerce and Make Magazine.

Volunteers will help in the following areas: registration, fundraising, marketing, stage, makers and other aspects of the event. This is a great opportunity to support the maker community in the Rio Grande Valley and learn about the process of producing a Mini Maker Faire. McAllen Mini Maker Faire is free to all attendees. It remains free due to the active participation of a dedicated group of volunteers.

Maker Faire began in 2005 in San Mateo, CA by the people behind MAKE and CRAFT magazines. The McAllen Mini Maker Faire takes after its parent event, Maker Faire, which hosts 90,000 visitors in San Mateo in May. The McAllen Mini Maker Faire will be a smaller, community-focused event, but will follow the Maker Faire model of celebrating do-it-yourself creativity and tinkering.

Featuring both established and emerging local “makers,” the McAllen Mini Maker Faire is a family-friendly celebration featuring robots, DIY science and technology, urban farming and sustainability, energy, bicycles, unique hand-made crafts, music, workshops and installations.

If you would like to volunteer or want more information, please contact Eduardo Millet at or visit McAllen