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Volunteer Information

Just because you aren't riding or running, doesn't mean you can't join the fun.  We need plenty of volunteers to ensure Venus de Miles participants are well supported and are having a blast!

Some of the available volunteer positions include:

  • Rest Stops - distribute food and water to participants; cheer them on as they go by. Our biggest need and our most interactive!
  • Registration / Packet Pick Up - check in participants and distribute number bib packets. Open from 5:30 am to 9 am only.
  • Merchandise Tent - help the Venus de Miles sales staff find requested sizes and keep inventory organized. Open from 9 am to 3 pm only.
  • Gear Check - help riders stow their belongings while they ride or run.  
  • Course Marshal – direct riders and runners on course
  • Festival Support - cheer riders at the finish line, keep water stations refilled, and hand out ice-cold towels to riders when they finish
  • Festival Tear Down - bring the event to a close by helping store chairs, pick up recyclables and trash, and leave the space as clean as we found it. Available from 3 pm to 5 pm only. 
  • Tutu Crew - join the group of fabulously dressed men who provide on-course support to our riders. Please email to sign up

We are also looking for volunteers to fill the following specialized positions:

  • Support Car - help riders along the course who need water, sunscreen, or a ride back to the finish.
  • Support Motorcycle
  • Medical Services (Doctors, Nurses, EMTs, etc.)
  • Bicycle Mechanics
  • Massage Therapists
  • Musicians

As thanks for volunteering, you'll receive the following perks:

  • Complimentary lunch and cocktails at the festival
  • Venus de Miles T-Shirt 
  • Our endless gratitude and the knowledge that you are supporting a remarkable cause!

Want to volunteer with a group of friends or co-workers?  

There are several volunteer positions that are ideal for groups who wish to volunteer together. Please contact Kate Todd at for more information.  

***Please note if you want to sign up to ride as part of the Tutu Crew Support Team, you must email Do not continue this form. More information can be found at:

Event Location

Baker Demonstration School, 201 Sheridan Rd, Wilmette, IL, USA

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