The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo™ would not be the well-run success that it is today without the vision, dedication and hard work of its volunteers. What began as a small group of people with a dream has developed into an event supported by the efforts of more than 33,000 volunteers.


More than 33,000 individuals serving on 107 different committees form the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo™ volunteer corps, and are responsible for helping maintain its charitable purpose year after year. 


With more than 2.1 million total hours of dedication amongst them, Rodeo volunteers know that dedication to this organization goes beyond a time commitment — it’s a way of life.


Since 1932, the Rodeo has made a $430 million impact on the youth of Texas, a feat that could not have been done without the passion of its volunteer network.

Our Mission

The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo™ was organized for charitable, educational and scientific purposes to encourage and promote the breeding, raising and marketing of better livestock and farm products at public fairs and to promote and maintain research and educational functions within the livestock industry. It is the general policy of the Show to utilize, in the fiscal year subsequent to which it is earned, the excess of its revenue over expenses for the furtherance of its exempt purpose, including the granting and/or funding of scholarships, educational endowments, agricultural research projects and other similar programs and the funding of related capital additions and improvements. The funds of the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo are used exclusively to meet necessary expenses for its upkeep and operation and in furtherance of the exempt purpose of the organization.

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How to Volunteer

  1. Become a Rodeo member
  2. Sign in to your online account
  3. Click on the Committee Request Application at top of the member site
  4. View the available committees from drop down field on the application
  5. Select desired committee
  6. Complete and send the Committee Request Application

The committee chairman or a representative of the requested committee will contact the applicant if there is an opening. Committee volunteers must be at least 21 years of age, with the exception of the Jr. Rodeo Committee.

Membership Office

For questions regarding membership or volunteering, contact the Membership Office.