Volunteers needed for Fruitvale Día de los Muertos Festival!


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Sun Oct 30, 2016, 06:00 AM - 07:00 PM


Fruitvale VillageOakland, CA 94601


Looking for a unique volunteer opportunity? The Day of the Dead is an annual event organized by The Unity Council that brings Mexico’s colorful Dia de los Muertos traditions to life. This year the event will take place on Sunday, October 30th from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. in Fruitvale, Oakland.

All volunteers who work 3 or more hours receive a free t-shirt and Lunch provided by Otáez, as well as water and hearty snacks throughout the day. Come join us and your community to be part of this beloved family-friendly event!

Volunteers are needed the entire day of the Festival (in 2-4 hour shifts) to help run the Festival while enjoying live music, the flavors of Latin American cuisine, continuous entertainment, local art and dancing. We encourage volunteers to join in the festivities including skeletal face painting.

Volunteer roles will include the following activities in morning, midday, afternoon, and evening shifts:

- artist booth unloading and set-up

- general set-up and take-down

- directing vendors

- monitoring Festival areas

- greeting visitors

- managing volunteer headquarters and info booths

- taking photos or videos

Available shifts:

- Shift 1/Set-up: 6 a.m. - 10 a.m.

- Shift 2: 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.

- Shift 3: 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.

- Shift 4/Take-down: 4 p.m. - 7 p.m.

Only available for one or two hours? No problem! Just let us know when you would like to volunteer and we will find the perfect spot for you!

To sign up to volunteer, fill out the Google Form on our volunteer page: http://unitycouncil.org/get-involved/volunteer/


  • Photography
  • Spanish

Good Match For

Teens People 55+ Group

Requirements & Commitment

  • Must be at least 14
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