Volunteer for Maker Faire NoVa

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Maker Faire NoVa is organized and produced by an all volunteer team and sponsored by Reston’s own maker space, NOVA Labs (501c3). The faire is a lot of work but we love what we do! Come join us.

We need hundreds of volunteers to help run the faire including set-up the day before all the way through tear-down after the faire ends.

Volunteering is a great way to enjoy the Faire!  And we will ensure you get your service hours. You’ll get a few perks too, including a free Maker Faire NoVa T-Shirt, on-site parking, and access to the Faire before and after public hours. It’s  a wonderful chance to meet the awesome Makers, socialize and make a difference!

If you have any questions, please email us at contact@makerfairenova.com

Volunteer Age Requirements

  • Students 12-13 must have a parent or guardian volunteering with the student or be with an organized group such as Scouts.
  • Volunteers 14 and up may sign up on their own (but it’s always more fun with a friend).

Sign Up to Volunteer!


There are two steps to signing up to volunteer for Maker Faire NoVa:

  1. Find a volunteer job you would like to sign up for below. Click SIGN UP and fill in your Name, Email, Phone, etc.
  2. Sign the Volunteer Agreement (at the very bottom of this page) or have a parent sign if you are under 18 years of age.

Volunteer Orientation will be held on March 18 at 12:00 noon at Langston Hughes MS Lecture Hall.

If you have any questions, please email us: contact@makerfairenova.com

Don’t Forget to SIGN THE AGREEMENT in the next section (below) after you sign-up for a volunteer job.

Don’t Forget to SIGN THE AGREEMENT in the next section (below) after you sign-up for a volunteer job.


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    Volunteer Waiver, Release & Indemnification Agreement

    South Lakes HS and Langston Hughes MS 2017

  • PLEASE ensure that the email address you type is an exact match for the one you used when you signed-up for a volunteer slot!
  • Voluntary Participation

    I have voluntarily applied to the Maker Faire NoVa event by NOVA Labs, a not for profit charitable corporation to assist in the Maker Faire NoVa (the “Event”). I understand that as a volunteer I will not be paid and that I will not be covered by or be eligible for any Workman’s Compensation insurance or benefits or liability insurance from NOVA Labs, other Event volunteers, venue owners or others to cover injury or death to me or damage to my property. I agree to advise NOVA Labs representatives of any preexisting conditions that preclude involvement in any activity at the Event and I agree that my participation in the Event may be terminated at any time by NOVA Labs for any reason.

    Assumption of Risk

    I am aware that in participating in the event I may be exposed to personal injury Or death or injury to me or my property as a result of my activities, the activities of others or the conditions under which my volunteer activities may be performed, which may include the negligence of others or NOVA Labs or hazardous or dangerous working conditions or instrumentalities. With full knowledge and appreciation of these dangers and risks I agree to accept any and all risks of injury or death or damage to my person and property. I understand and acknowledge that I am free to refrain from any activity and/or participation in the event at any time and that I will not undertake any activity unless I am completely comfortable in doing so and competent to perform it.

    Release of liability/Indemnity

    I, my successors, assigns, spouses, heirs, distributes, guardians, assigns and legal representatives release and forever discharge and hold harmless NOVA Labs and its members, affiliates, officers, directors, trustees, employees, agents, insurers and representatives, all of their respective successors and assigns, and the suppliers of any materials and equipment used in the Event, any of the Event volunteers, sponsors or venue owners or operators from any and all actions, liability, losses, costs, claims, and/or demands of whatever kind or nature either in law or in equity, which are in any way associated with my participation in the Event.

    I agree and covenant not to bring any action against NOVA Labs for any such injury or damage. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, I waive and release any and all rights, actions or cause of action, claims, or loss resulting from personal injury to me or my death or damage or loss of my property sustained in connection with my participation in the Event. I understand that this release discharges NOVA Labs from any liability or claim that I may have against NOVA Labs with respect to any bodily injury, personal injury, illness, death or property damage that may result from my activities with the Event, whether caused by the negligence of NOVA Labs or its officers, directors, employees, or agents or otherwise. I also understand that NOVA Labs does not assume any responsibility for or obligation to provide financial or other assistance including but not limited to medical health or disability insurance in the event of injury or illness.

    In addition to the foregoing release of claims against NOVA Labs, the organizers of the Event, I agree to indemnify, hold harmless and defend NOVA Labs, its officers, directors, agents, employees, insurers or representatives and all of their respective successors and assigns from and against any and all liability, actions, causes of action, costs, expenses, losses and liabilities arising in connection with my acts or negligence while participating in the Event. As used herein, losses and liabilities means all claims, losses, liabilities, suits, causes of action, actions, proceedings, obligations, fines, debts, damages, injuries, judgments, awards, demands, administrative orders, consent agreements and orders, amounts paid in settlement, punitive damages, foreseeable and unforeseeable, consequential damages, penalties, interest, charges, fees, costs, and expenses (including, without limitation, attorneys’ fees and costs) of whatever kind.

    Additionally, I hereby release and forever discharge NOVA Labs from any claim whatsoever which arises or may hereafter arise on account of any first aid, treatment, or service rendered in connection with my activities with the Event. I authorize NOVA Labs to act, in its best judgment, on my behalf in case of any emergency. I also understand that, except as otherwise agreed upon by NOVA Labs in writing. NOVA Labs does not carry or maintain health, medical, disability, auto, or Workers Compensation insurance coverage for any volunteer.

    I expressly agree that the Release is intended to be as broad and inclusive as permitted by the laws of the Commonwealth of Virginia and that this Release shall be governed by an interpreted in accordance with the laws of the Commonwealth of Virginia. I agree that in the event than any clause or provision of this Release shall be held to be invalid by any court of competent jurisdiction, the invalidity of such clause or provision shall not otherwise affect the remaining provisions of this Release which will continue to be enforceable. I agree that this agreement shall be governed by the laws of the Commonwealth of Virginia and venue shall lie in the County of Fairfax.

    Parent/Guardian Consent

    I agree this Agreement shall apply to my child or ward that participates in the Event. I certify that I am over eighteen and am the parent or guardian authorized to enter this Release of such child or ward. I agree to defend, indemnify and hold harmless NoVa Labs, its officers, directors, agents, representatives and affiliated organizations as well as the suppliers, sponsors, and other volunteers of the Event should any claim or action brought in connection with any injury, death or damage in connection with my child or ward’s participation in the Event.

    Voluntary Agreement

    I have fully and carefully read this agreement and understand its contents. I am aware that this is an assumption of risks, a release of liability, and an agreement to indemnify, and sign it of my own free will. I understand that I would not be allowed to participate in the program unless I sign this agreement. I certify that I am at least eighteen years old, or that if I am under eighteen my parent or guardian has also signed it.

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