If you want to volunteer at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo™, stop by the Committee Showcase to meet with current volunteers and learn about the different Rodeo committees with volunteer opportunities.
How to Volunteer
- Event: Committee Showcase
- Hosted By: Membership Committee
- Date: Aug. 20, 2022
- Time: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
- Location: NRG Center, second floor – 300 series
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Committees with Volunteer Opportunities
(as of Aug. 3, 2022)
The Agriculture Education Committee promotes the Show mission by teaching agriculture education and awareness at local schools and other educational venues. Members volunteer year round developing curriculum and giving educational demonstrations.
Members of the Auctions Assistance Committee assist in activities necessary to efficiently facilitate Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo auctions. Duties include collection of forms at auction committee turn in meetings, data processing, bidder registration and additional administrative tasks.
The purpose of this committee is to promote the Show in the African-American community through awareness and participation while highlighting the pioneer and Western heritage of black individuals in Houston and throughout the state. Members' efforts help provide funds for college scholarships while celebrating Black Heritage Day annually on the grounds during the Show.
Carnival Ticket Sales
The Carnival Ticket Sales Committee is committed to serving our community and supporting the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo™ mission through the presale of discounted carnival packs for families and the solicitation of donations. Donations are directed to the Rodeo's Educational Fund or are used to purchase half-price carnival packs for active military and charitable organizations in our area.
Communications & Special Services
Members of this committee help publicize the Show. They photograph calf scramble participants and judging contest winners. They also conduct on-site surveys to provide entertainer preference information and audience demographics.
Committee members are responsible for the operation of all Corral Club facilities during the Show, including setup, inventory control, equipment maintenance and enforcement of the Show's responsible alcohol management program. Additionally, their duties include acting as hosts during some official functions.
- Auctions & Receptions
- Chute Club
- Ticket Sales
Directions & Assistance
The Directions & Assistance Committee is responsible for assisting attendees and exhibitors with information and directions around the Show grounds. They also are responsible for the care of lost children, for the operation of the lost and found room, and distribution of the Show's Visitors Guide and RODEOHOUSTON® Day Sheets.
The Facility Services Committee supervises cleaning staff and contractors to maintain the Show grounds, including the livestock show, horse show and carnival, helping to ensure clean facilities and grounds for the public and exhibitors.
Members of this committee are responsible for the management and operations of the Show's feed store. They sell animal feed and other supplies to livestock and horse show exhibitors and rodeo contestants, providing quality service and delivery.
The primary purpose of the Gatekeepers Committee is to ensure proper entrance of patrons who are visiting the Show. Other responsibilities include a combination of hospitality and verifying access through the entry gates.
This committee increases awareness of the Show through special functions held throughout the year and targeted toward the Hispanic community. Members' efforts help create awareness of scholarship availability and help provide funds for college scholarships as well. This committee also assists Show management in researching potential Hispanic entertainers to perform at the Rodeo while celebrating Go Tejano Day annually on the grounds during the Show.
The Grounds Ticket Committee is responsible for customer service and ticket sales for admission to the Rodeo grounds, tickets for the concert and rodeo in NRG Stadium, and tickets for the World’s Championship Bar-B-Que Contest. Committee members sell tickets at each entrance on the perimeter of NRG Park.
Houston Metro Go Texan
This committee is responsible for increasing awareness of the Show through special Go Texan functions. Representatives from Harris, Brazoria, Chambers, Fort Bend, Galveston, Liberty, Montgomery and Waller counties make up this group. These areas, through pre-Show activities, provide a large part of the money for some of the four-year Metropolitan scholarships awarded by the Show. Subcommittees hold dances, style shows, cook-offs and golf tournaments, as well as other events, to publicize the Show.
Industrial Craft Competition
The Industrial Craft Competition is an annual contest where participating high schools are judged on completing a spec built project. The committee is responsible for the design and engineering of the yearly project, and will also provide all the necessary raw materials to complete the project. In addition, each participating school will be assigned subject matter experts from the committee to assist them with the technical aspects of the project and overall project management. The committee is also responsible for the execution of the competition and securing funding for project materials and awards. Through this annual competition, the committee fosters participation in Texas CTE programs and enhances student’s knowledge of trade skills.
Jr. Rodeo (Adults)
The purpose of this committee is to allow younger members an opportunity to serve the community and be an important part of the Show's contributions to agriculture, education, entertainment and Western heritage. Membership in the Jr. Rodeo Committee includes young people who are between the ages of 17 and 20. Members contribute to the Show's continued success by serving on existing committees (through work assignments gathered, managed and coordinated by JRC) and mentored by current Show volunteers and adult members of JRC.
Members of this committee support the intercollegiate livestock, intercollegiate wool and mohair, intercollegiate meat, 4-H/FFA livestock, 4-H/FFA dairy judging, 4-H/FFA horse, 4-H/FFA floriculture, 4-H/FFA nursery landscape, 4-H/FFA wool, plant I.D., poultry judging, wildlife habitat, food challenge and veterinarian skillathon contests. The committee supports these contests through fundraising, hospitality and awards, and assists the superintendents in the operations of the contests.
This committee organizes and coordinates all phases of herdsmen's awards, provides transportation and hospitality to official livestock show judges, assists in the judging arena, and helps with pedestrian and animal traffic control around the judging arenas.
Llama and Alpaca
This committee is responsible for conducting the llama and alpaca shows at the Houston Livestock Show. Committee members also solicit premium money donations.
The Midway Ticket Committee is a service committee that sells carnival tickets during the carnival's operating hours. Our volunteers also staff the self-serve kiosk areas and ticket booths in effort to assist guests as needed. Our goal is to help ensure a positive experience for all of the guests in the carnival midway.
Members of the Horse Show committees are directly responsible for the physical arrangement of the shows. They assist with the setup of barrels, poles, jumps and obstacles; check in each exhibitor at the arena gate; and ensure that all trophies and ribbons are ready for presentation at the conclusion of each class. They maintain an exhibitor hospitality room during their respective shows. Each committee volunteer is involved in raising funds for prize money and awards given during the show.
This committee is responsible for securing purchase commitments from buyers for all broilers and turkeys that earn a spot in the poultry auction above the Show guarantee. Additionally, the committee sells poultry purchase orders, organizes the Poultry Auction Breakfast and assists with the Junior Market Poultry Auction.
The Recycling Committee handles the Show’s extensive recycling program. Committee members recycle cardboard, plastic and aluminum, resulting in thousands of pounds of recycled products, keeping these items out of landfills.
This committee assists in the smooth flow of bus and light rail traffic at NRG Park and at off-site parking locations. Committee members monitor and direct bus traffic and guide passengers to their appropriate buses.
Members promote and raise awareness of the Show through the sale and distribution of merchandise bearing the Show's logos. The committee contributes product ideas, identifies sales venues and works with other committees to fill any needs for logo products. Members staff the Show merchandise booths during the event's entire run.
Members of this committee work closely with the Buildings and Grounds Department in the setup, operation and teardown of NRG Park buildings and grounds.
School Art Auction
This committee is responsible for pre-selling winning student artwork. They also are responsible for the School Art Auction, distribution of grand champion prints to pre-sale buyers, and planning and conducting the buyer and pre-auction parties.
This committee is responsible for selling all advertising space in the RODEOHOUSTON® Souvenir Program. Members also obtain donations that directly support the Show's educational programs. They supervise and assist FFA and 4-H members who sell the programs to the public as well.
This committee is responsible for contacting business groups, service clubs, area schools and other interested organizations to offer speaker services to their members to promote interest in the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo and share information regarding agriculture, education, entertainment, and Western heritage. The committee also hosts Rookie Boot Camp annually, providing information on the history, purpose and different aspects of the Show for new volunteers.
This committee supports the setup and operation of attractions such as Fun on the Farm and the Stars Over Texas Stage, as well as hosting the annual quilt competition and display. They are an important liaison between vendors, staff and the general public during Show operation.
This committee is responsible for collecting purchase commitments for Junior Market Barrow Show exhibitors whom make the auction. Swine Auction Committee members plan and conduct a pre-sale party honoring the previous year’s champion buyers and the pre-auction day breakfast for prospective buyers. Along with this, committee members also assist with the Junior Market Barrow Show and Auction.
The Transportation Committee serves the Show by handling the transportation needs of Show patrons and guests within the grounds of NRG Park safely. The committee provides transportation services utilizing carts, automobiles and trams. It also handles special transportation accommodations for special guests of the Show. The committee duties include daytime as well as late night shifts.
Wine Garden Committee members host and manage the operation of the Wine Garden during the run of the Show.