Thank you for your interest in volunteering at Denver Botanic Gardens' Día de los Muertos event at 1007 York Street, Denver, CO 80206. Complete this application to sign up for volunteer shifts. Once completed, check the I AGREE box and then click CONTINUE at the bottom of the page to submit your form. Remember: when you select shifts, you are confirmed and we depend on you to fulfill your commitment.

Volunteers must be at least 16 years of age and be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 by October 15, 2021. 

Event Information:

Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) is a traditional celebration that joyfully commemorates life after death by honoring ancestors and family members who have passed. Volunteers are needed to help with prep, setup, and teardown in addition to the Festival activities on Saturday, November 6.

Noches Iluminadas: Denver Botanic Gardens’ observance of Día de los Muertos will be celebrated this year with Noches Iluminadas featuring Alebrijes Iluminados - colorful illuminated sculptures inspired by the zoology of Mexico. Volunteers are needed to help with prep, setup, and teardown in addition to the Festival activities from November 1 to November 5.

Volunteer Requirements:

All volunteers must be friendly, outgoing and willing to help visitors with questions. Great customer service skills are essential and a smile is always encouraged! Bilingual skills are a plus but not a requirement. Volunteers helping with prep, setup, or teardown shifts should be comfortable using a step ladder. Volunteers must be 16 YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER. Anyone who is 12-15 years old may volunteer with a parent or guardian.

NOTE: Denver Botanic Gardens events do not qualify as court-ordered community service.

If you have any questions, please contact Volunteer Services at 720-865-3609 or

Thank you for your help! We look forward to working with you.

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COVID-19 Vaccine Requirement

As of October 15, all perspective volunteers are required to be vaccinated for COVID 19 to serve at Denver Botanic Gardens.  Please note that by checking the box beside the COVID 19 Vaccine field below you are confirming that you have been vaccinated for COVID 19. All volunteers will be required to share their vaccination status as well as date of vaccination (sole vaccination date for Johnson and Johnson vaccine, second or final vaccination date for the Moderna or Pfizer vaccine).

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When registering for Día de los Muertos, you will be given an account for Volgistics, our online volunteer scheduling system, where you will be able to view and change your schedule. Please create a password for your account below.

Sign up for shifts

Select the dates, times and positions for your volunteer commitment. You WILL be added to the schedule for the shifts you select, so please make sure the dates and times do not conflict.

DBG Volunteer COVID-19 Prevention & Vaccine Policy

Denver Botanic Gardens (DBG) is committed to maintaining a safe and healthy environment for volunteers.   Accordingly, DBG is implementing this COVID-19 Prevention and Vaccination Policy, effective October 15, 2021.  This follows the policy adopted by the City and County of Denver regarding mandatory vaccination for employees and contractors.

When all volunteers get the COVID-19 vaccine, we will each do our part to protect our volunteers, their families, and members of our community against the coronavirus (COVID-19).  DBG believes vaccination is an important measure to protect the health and safety of volunteers, visitors, clients, family members, and those who visit our institution from serious COVID-19 infection. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (“CDC”), COVID-19 vaccines are safe and effective at preventing you from getting seriously ill with COVID-19.  The benefits of COVID-19 vaccines include:

  • COVID-19 vaccinations have been shown to be highly effective at preventing you from getting sick with COVID-19 and may prevent you from experiencing the most severe consequence of the disease and spreading the virus to others.
  • COVID-19 vaccinations are an important tool in helping to stop the pandemic.  
  • COVID-19 vaccines are currently free.
  • COVID-19 vaccines currently approved or in development in the U.S. do not contain the COVID-19 virus and will not make you sick with COVID-19.
  • Getting the COVID-19 vaccine will not make you test positive for COVID-19.
  • COVID-19 vaccines do not alter your DNA.

More information about COVID-19 vaccines and the vaccines’ safety and efficacy is available and frequently updated on the CDC’s website at:


Vaccination Policy

Denver Botanic Gardens requires all volunteers to obtain and maintain up-to-date COVID-19 vaccinations, when available. DBG believes this is an important measure to protect the health and safety of employees, volunteers, customers, clients, family members, and those who visit the workplace from COVID-19 infection.

All volunteers must maintain and provide written proof that they have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 upon becoming eligible for COVID-19 vaccination. Volunteers must complete a DBG COVID Vaccination Form and be fully vaccinated prior to October 15, 2021.  Adequate proof of vaccination includes proof that the volunteer is fully vaccinated as documented by DBG COVID Vaccination Form. Full vaccination is defined as two weeks following the complete dose of the vaccine – namely, two weeks following the one-dose Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccination, or two weeks following the second of the two-dose Pfizer or Moderna COVID-19 vaccinations.


COVID-19 Prevention Policy

In addition to other measures adopted by DBG to protect the health and safety of workplace and visitors to the workplace, including DBG employees and volunteers, DBG adopts the following mask policies for all volunteers:


Vaccinated Volunteers

Volunteers who provide adequate proof that they are fully vaccinated (“adequate proof” and “fully vaccinated” as previously defined) may volunteer at any DBG location without wearing a mask. Fully vaccinated volunteers may choose to wear a mask for personal or medical reasons, and DBG encourages all volunteers to wear a mask if doing so feels more comfortable. 


Unvaccinated Volunteers 

Volunteers who choose to not provide adequate proof that they are fully vaccinated (“adequate proof” and “fully vaccinated” as previously defined) by October 15, 2021, will be asked to take a leave of absence from the DBG Volunteer Program until the COVID 19 situation improves.  

Volunteer Agreement

I certify that the information provided in this volunteer application is true and correct and has been given voluntarily. I understand that this information may be disclosed to any party with legal interest and I release Denver Botanic Gardens from any liability whatsoever for supplying such information. Volunteer placement is a selective process and not all applicants are accepted into the program. Denver Botanic Gardens reserves the right to place volunteers in an area best suited to the applicant's skills and the needs of the organization. No volunteer position is guaranteed and positions may be terminated at the Gardens' sole discretion.

I understand that I will not be paid for my services as a volunteer and I will adhere to volunteer program guidelines stated in the volunteer handbook.

Volunteer Waiver and Release

Denver Botanic Gardens is not responsible for an injury or accident that may occur during my participation as a volunteer in any activity or event. I understand by checking the "I Agree" box below that I assume full responsibility for any injury or accident that may occur during my participation as a volunteer, at either the York Street or Chatfield location, and I hereby release and hold harmless and covenant not to file suit against Denver Botanic Gardens, employees and any affiliated individuals ("releasees") associated with my participation from any loss, liability or claims I may have arising out of my participation, including personal injury or damage suffered by me or others, whether caused by falls, contact with participants, conditions of the facility, negligence of the releasees or otherwise. If I do not agree to these terms, I understand that I am not allowed to participate in the volunteer program.

Media Release

I hereby give permission for my images, captured during regular and special Denver Botanic Gardens activities through video, photo or other depictions, to be used in all forms of media and in all manners, for advertising, trade, or any other lawful purpose. I waive the right to inspect or approve the finished product, including copy that may be created in connection therewith. I also waive any rights of compensation or ownership thereto.

I agree to hold harmless Denver Botanic Gardens from any claims for damage, libel, slander or invasion of privacy.

COVID 19 Volunteer Vaccination Policy 

By checking the box below I am acknowledging that I have read the policy and agree to be fully vaccinated by October 15, 2021 in order to serve as a volunteer with Denver Botanic Gardens.

If a volunteer is found to have knowingly provided false information or to have made false representations to DBG regarding the applicability of these guidelines, the volunteer may be subject to disciplinary action, up to and including dismissal.