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: Oct. 8, 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 Oct. 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This committee organizes and conducts the rabbit show, obtains trophy donors and sets up the Show facilities. Committee members also help with record keeping and the operation of the show, including receiving and cooping rabbits and assisting the judge.
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 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.
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.