Volunteer for the Day of the Dead Festival!
Birmingham, Alabama's Día de los Muertos festival is an ENORMOUS, mostly volunteer, effort! This year we are grouping our wonderful volunteers into teams or krewes, as we like to call them.
If you see a krewe or two that you want to join, fill in the form and we will connect you to your captain for further instructions. A few of our teams only need a small number of volunteers. Thank you very much for your desire to be part of our volunteer family!
Lights & Murals Installation
Hang the many strands of decorative lights over head and along the wall and hang murals. Remove and stores the lights and murals mentioned above
Port-o-let Décor Creation
Create the fabulous port-o-let decorations. Adorn the festival port-o-lets as remembrances to famous “Dead Johns”. Un-adorn the festival port-o-lets.
Art & Props Reclamation and Repair
Repair, clean and spruce up festival art pieces and props, and re-purpose damaged or unused art pieces and props
Public Altar Space
Unpack and prep all items for the public altar spaces: bases/tables, fabrics, water & salt vessels, votive candles, votive holders, prayer candles, silk flowers, lights, marigolds, light. Show people the public altar spaces. Beginning Nov 3, remove and repack all of the public altar elements.
Dress in costume as Frida, Diego, La Catrina or El Catrin, welcome people to the festival, answer festival questions, speak at events about Bare Hands and the festival.
Children's Public Altar
Assist in set up and break down of this altar area
Help with backstage hosting of artist and dancers.
Assist in the set up and break down of the mercado. Sell shirts and masks on behalf of Dia de los Muertos.
Altar and Sugar Skull Classes
Teach/assist the scheduled Sugar Skull Decorating Classes
Teach/assist Captain with Kids Craft project during festival. Work in shifts assigned by Captain.