Becoming a volunteer


Makeology fairs would not be possible without the help and support of our volunteering team. Their hard work make the fairs run smoothly and facilitate a great experience for both vendors and shoppers. If you are curious about what it takes to run a craft fair, are looking to strengthen your team or leadership skills or just want to make new friends Makeology is a good place to do so.

We’re looking for friendly, reliable team members help us run our Almost Summer Fair June 3rd.

* Please note we have limited spots, you will be notified if you get selected. 


Here are some of the benefits of participating:


We ask that you commit to volunteer at least 4 hrs of your time. We also ask new volunteers to attend a short orientation session on Friday June 2 at 12:00pm at the Hamilton Museum of Steam and Technology. If you can’t make it on the Friday please let us know ahead of time so we can arrange to do so before your shift. Here are some of the roles that are available.

Set up and take down
If you love decorating, keeping things organized and tidy this is for you. We are always looking for some help the day before and after the doors close.
What needs to be done: 
Setting up and taking down tables. Putting up decorations. Packing up and cleaning up.

Market support outdoor/indoor
Are you friendly and enthusiastic? Do you love people? If so, this is the job for you.
What needs to be done: 
Direct shoppers to the admissions table and all 3 buildings on site. Help lost shoppers to find where they are going. This job requires you to be mostly outdoor so be prepared for the weather 🙂

Admission support
Are you full of energy and love meeting new people? Welcoming shoppers to the fair is the job for you.
What needs to be done: 
Help the admissions team manage the welcoming table. Help count and keep track of shoppers.

Vendor Support
If helping others is what you enjoy doing, this is the job for you.
What needs to be done: 
Offering vendors who don’t have any help a break so they may use the bathroom. Offer to get them some water (or coffee!).