Volunteers hard at work during the 2018 Cook-Off.


Volunteers are not paid, not because they are worthless, but because they are priceless!

Volunteers play an integral part in the success of the Puerto Vallarta Chili Cook-Off. From directing foot traffic to selling tickets or t-shirts or raffle tickets, to helping the chili vendors set up, there’s plenty to do and a lot of fun to be had along the way. No experience necessary but if you’ve volunteered in the past, let us know what you’ve done or what you’d like to do. We won’t work you too hard and there’s always the free Chili Cook-Off t-shirt to remember your experience.

Begin by downloading and filling out this form. Then send it to our Volunteer Coordinator at the email provided on the form and she will contact you.



The Chili Cook-Off is hosted by The Jay Sadler Project, an accredited non-profit organization based in the state of Jalisco. The Jay Sadler Project provides necessary resources to improve various institutions in the Banderas Bay area and Puerto Vallarta. These include Day Care Centers, Senior Citizens Homes, Schools for the Disabled, Public Schools in rural areas and other private charitable institutions. We also provide building maintenance, repairs and install playgrounds in the community.

Your donations are welcomed and will help us continue our efforts in the less-fortunate areas of Puerto Vallarta. For your convenience, donations may be made online at https://www.casajojofoundation.org/jay-sadler-project.html