FAQs: Volunteering

Volunteers are an essential part of the Tour des Trees, and we are grateful for all of the people who so willingly dedicate their time and effort to make this event a success.

There are two groups of volunteers who ride, dine and live with the riders over the course of the Tour week. Support Crew Volunteers work with Tour Director Paul Wood to provide roadside support for riders throughout each day of the event. Event Volunteers work with TREE Fund’s Maggie Harthoorn to assist with outreach events. Because we have a finite number of vehicle and hotel spaces available to transport these teams of volunteers, we may have to respectfully decline your interest in serving in one of these roles if all needed spaces are filled.

Outside of Support Crew and Event Volunteers, we routinely need help and support at rest stops and other events, so please inquire if you would be interested in a single day or single stop volunteer opportunity.

As a Support Crew and Event Volunteer, registration is free, you receive tee shirts to wear while on duty, and you’re eligible for reimbursement from TREE Fund for up to $350 in travel expenses. Reimbursement requests for the 2019 Tour des Trees must be submitted to TREE Fund by September 30, 2019. Unreimbursed expenses may be tax deductible, so volunteers are encouraged to save travel receipts and check with their tax experts. Single day and single stop volunteers may receive tee shirts, hats, or other branded swag, subject to availability.

Volunteers are not required to fundraise, but many wish to share their enthusiasm for the Tour with family and friends. When you register as a volunteer, you can set up a fundraising page if you wish.

If you’re interested in volunteering for this year’s Tour, contact Maggie Harthoorn.