Summer Committee Showcase

The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo Committee Showcase gives individuals an opportunity to meet with some of our committees and learn about their responsibilities as well as the requirements involved to be a part of an organization more than 35,000 strong!

Parking is available in the Red lot at no charge – Download parking pass here. The 600 Series rooms are located on the west end of NRG Center on the second floor.

Those interested will have an opportunity to sign up to become a member of the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo.

  • Must be 21 years of age or older
  • Does not guarantee a volunteer position

Recruiting Committees:

  • Agriculture Education – 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 by developing curriculum and giving educational demonstrations.
  • Chute Club – Committee members are responsible for the operation of Chute Club facility 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.
  • 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.
  • Facility Services – 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.
  • Feed Store – 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.
  • Gatekeepers – 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.
  • Go Tejano – 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.
  • 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 4-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.
  • Midway Ticket – 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.
  • Paint Horse – 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.
  • Ranch Sorting – This committee is responsible for coordinating the equipment, livestock and participants in the Ranch Sorting National Championship-sanctioned Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo Ranch Sorting. This event is open to all RSNC members.
  • Recycling – 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.
  • Rodeo Express – 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.
  • Rodeo Operations – Members of this committee work closely with the Buildings and Grounds Department in the setup, operation and teardown of NRG Park buildings and grounds.
  • Souvenir – 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.
  • Speakers – 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.
  • Special Attractions – This committee supports the setup and operation of attractions such as Fun on the Farm and The Junction 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.
  • Transportation – The Transportation Committee serves the Show by handling the transportation needs of Show patrons and guests within the grounds of NRG Park 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 and late night shifts.

Additional committees that will be recruiting for the 2025 Show will be announced soon.

Room: 600 Series

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