More than 35,000 individuals serving on 111 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 service amongst them, Rodeo volunteers know their dedication to this organization goes beyond a time commitment — it’s a way of life.


Since 1932, the Rodeo has made a $600 million impact on the youth of Texas, a feat that could not have been done without the passion of its volunteer network.

Only with your help

The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo would not be the successful organization 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 nearly a month-long event supported by the efforts of more than 35,000 people.


The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo promotes agriculture by hosting an annual, family-friendly experience that educates and entertains the public, supports Texas youth, showcases Western heritage and provides year-round educational support within the community.

How to Volunteer


Become a Rodeo Member


Sign in to your
online account


Click on the Committee Request Application at the top of the member site


View the available committees from a dropdown field on the application


Select desired committee


Complete and send the Committee Request Application

Acceptance to a committee is not guaranteed and is subject to availability. Must be 21 years of age or older (except for the Junior Rodeo Committee).

Meet Pat Mann Phillips


In 2023, Pat Mann Phillips was elected as the Chairman of the Board and will serve a three-year tenure starting with the 2024 Rodeo. Known for her genuine, compassionate and confident yet humble nature, Phillips brings a high level of energy, a positive attitude and unwavering devotion to the Rodeo.

Pat Mann Phillips

Chairman of the Board

Pat Mann Phillips is a standout volunteer who has made significant contributions to the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo™ since becoming a life member in 2001. In 2023, she was elected as the Chairman of the Board and will serve a three-year tenure starting with the 2024 Rodeo. Known for her genuine, compassionate, and confident yet humble nature, Phillips brings a high level of energy, a positive attitude, and unwavering devotion to the Rodeo. Her primary goal as the newest Chairman of the Board is to collaborate with the Executive Committee to lead the Rodeo, focusing on its core mission of promoting agriculture and supporting Texas youth and education.

Phillips has an extensive history of volunteer work within the Rodeo. She has served on various committees, including the Corral Club – Suites, Directions & Assistance, Jr. Rodeo, and Special Children's committees. In 2009, she played a pivotal role as the founding chair of the Tours Committee, laying the foundation for its continued success. Her dedication to the Rodeo led to her election to the board of directors in 2012 and her subsequent appointment as a Rodeo vice president from 2016 to 2018. During her tenure, she oversaw the Transportation, Magazine, Special Children's, Agricultural Education (formerly Ladies' Go Texan), Souvenir Program, and Communications & Special Services committees. In 2018, she earned a spot on the Rodeo's Executive Committee.

Beyond committee work, Phillips has served the Rodeo in various roles, including Corporate Secretary, member of the Lifetime Committeemen Review Board and the Educational Contributions Review Committee, chair of the Special Events Day Task Force, and the originator and founder of AG4U Day. Her outstanding commitment was recognized in 2012 when she became a Trailblazer Honoree.

Phillips's passion for the Rodeo is shared by her husband, Tim Phillips, who has also dedicated countless hours to volunteering and supporting the organization. Together, they have contributed financially through auction buying groups, season tickets, and donations to the Rodeo's Educational Fund. Tim Phillips, a former chair of the Jr. Rodeo Committee, continues to serve on the Special Children's Committee.

Pat Mann Phillips holds a BBA in Petroleum Land Management and a BBA in Finance from Texas Tech University, where she proudly graduated as a Red Raider. With over 30 years of experience in the energy industry, she currently serves as the executive director of Energy Services for Revenade, a global management consulting firm.

In addition to their involvement with the Rodeo, Pat and Tim Phillips share a love for their ranch in Field Store, Texas, called Trinity Spirit Ranch, as well as the ongoing care and operations of their family ranch in Johnson County, Texas. Pat is also a charter member of Texas Women Venture Fund and a member and former director of Ladies of Texas Tradition. She actively participates as a mentor and board member in organizations such as Amigas Para Niños and the American Association of Professional Landmen.

Meet the Volunteers

Past Rodeo Leaders

Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo Chairmen of the Board and Presidents continue to serve as Rodeo representatives overseeing more than 35,000 volunteers and staff members.

Meet Past Rodeo Leaders

Executive Committee

The Executive Committee gives aid and authority to the Officers and Staff of the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo. They’re responsible for carrying out the purpose and policies of the Board of Directors.

This group consists of a minimum of eleven voting members, comprised of the Chairman of the Board, the past Chairmen of the Board for the preceding nine years and at least five members who are elected at large from the Board of Directors.

Meet the Executive Committee

Vice Presidents

Every Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo Vice President is elected by the Board of Directors for a one-year term and serves no more than three successive years. The Vice Presidents serve as Rodeo representatives and Officers-in-Charge of assigned committees.

Meet the Vice Presidents

Board of Directors

The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo Board of Directors is primarily responsible for the performance and operations of the Rodeo. The Board elects members of the Executive Committee as well as Officers. This group consists of elected Rodeo members and Vice Presidents.

Meet the Board of Directors

Lifetime Directors

Lifetime Directors are members who have served the organization with distinction for many years. They are nominated by the Nominating Committee and elected by the Board of Directors.

Meet the Lifetime Directors

Ex Officio Directors

Ex Officio Directors consist of persons serving in public service, education, industry or business capacities appointed as non-voting members of the Board of Directors.

Meet the Ex Officio Directors

Volunteer Resources


Monday – Friday: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo
NRG Center
3 NRG Park
Houston, Texas 77054

Phone: 832.667.1073
Fax: 832.667.1235
Email: [email protected]