MIR is a volunteer operated event. From the planning committee to the people who help clean up on Monday, everyone who makes MIR happen gives of their time. MIR could not be the event it is without dozens of volunteers contributing hundreds of hours every year to make it happen.

Volunteering at MIR can be a very rewarding and fun experience. We welcome anyone who is interested in giving their time, whether they have been coming for years or never been to the event before. In fact, many new people find volunteering is a great way to get to know people at the event!


We need volunteers starting on Wednesday November 2nd, all the way through to Monday November 7th... we've got morning, afternoon, evening, and late night shifts available most of those days, so let us know your availability by sending a reply to your e-mail or e-mail volunteer@mirubber.com
Areas are filled as needed, so we may not have your first choice available. Please let us know a few different options and we'll try to find a spot for you to make your mark on this event!
If you have a busy weekend already planned these are great shifts for helping out before and after the event. Thursday and Monday shifts are physical and require moving and heavy lifting. Dress comfortably.
If you have an interest in theatre, or if you just feel like helping out behind the scenes, this could be for you! Theatre builders will help setup the stage, lighting, and decorations to prepare for the show! There is usually some heavy lifting, and creativity can certainly help here. Lobby setup will involve decorating the lobby and possibly moving/arranging some furniture. Dress comfortably.
These are generally sit-down shifts during the event handling weekend package distribution and same day ticket sales for market entry and evening contest. These volunteers interact with many attendees throughout their shift so this is a great position to meet people!

These shifts are primarily during the evening/contest and require handling attendees personal belongings in the coat check area, ensuring their safe storage and return after the contest. Situated right in the lobby, as a coat check volunteer you'll get to meet and socialize with many attendees!

These shifts are on Friday and Saturday evening.  Great for volunteers who are good on their feet and want to be part of the evening festivities.  Duties include checking tickets for entry into the theatre and helping control access backstage.

These shifts are a great opportunity to get up close and person with a lot of attendees. Duties include receiving and labelling items for sale and assisting attendees who are shopping for that next great piece of gear to add to their collection!
Held off site, this shift involves helping get the space set up and ready.  This shift may involve some lifting and moving of furniture. Volunteers who help in this position will receive complimentary tickets to attend the party. Tear down is usually only an hour long, but is late at night (until approx 4am).

Held off site, this shift involves checking tickets and ensuring party attendees are adhering to the dress code of the party before allowing them entry. Shifts are generally kept short enough so that volunteers can still enjoy the party!

Anyone wanting to volunteer is encouraged to contact our volunteer coordinator at volunteer@mirubber.com to get on our contact list!  Shifts are filled on a first-come basis.

Starting this year, we will not be providing credit hours as it was getting to be too much work to keep track of and maintain as the event grows larger. To that end, we will be taking some pointers from some of the larger kink events around Chicago and modifying our volunteer credits. Starting this year, all volunteers will receive full weekend access to the Kink Market and Demo area, Kinky Workshops, Coat Check, and Movies and Mimosas! All volunteers will also be placed at the highest priority (based on number of hours scheduled to volunteer for MIR20) for stand-by seats in the theatre for the Contest!

Volunteers who have accumulated hours from previous years, and are interested in redemption, should e-mail volunteer@mirubber.com to redeem them either this year, or next year.