Academic Rodeo - Plan and facilitate Spelling and Math Bee competitions for students. Attend four to six meetings, serve at all of the contests and award ceremonies.
Back Porch Club - Plan, prepare and provide hospitality to the members of the Back Porch Club. Work select dinner shifts during the Heart O' Texas Fair & Rodeo during nights that Rodeo is in the Extraco Coliseum.
Calf Scramble - Sell scramble sponsorships during the Pre-Sale Campaign and work with the calf scramble participants during each night of the rodeo. Work every night of the rodeo to inform kids of the rules, watch them during the Calf Scramble and help maintain their safety.
Continuing Education - A year-round committee that raises scholarship money for the youth of Central Texas. This committee produces the Luck of the Draw Fundraiser.
Design & Construction - Design and decorate the various areas of the Extraco Events Center during the Heart O' Texas Fair & Rodeo. Be able to meet one day before the Fair to help decorate and be available the day after the Fair to help tear down.
Equine Events Committee - Members of the Equine Events Committee will assist with all internal equine events hosted by the Extraco Events Center. These events consist of 3 Elite Barrel Races and 3 Waco Reining Series Events. Barrel races include: Elite Extravaganza in March, Elite Youth Summer Sizzle in July, and Elite/WPRA World Finals in November. Reining Events Include: Waco Reining Series Winter Slide in February, Waco Reining Series Summer Slide in July, and Waco Reining Series Summer Schooling Show in August.
Esperanza Committee - Engage Latinos in voluntarism and promote the Heart O' Texas Fair & Rodeo to the Latino community. Host to the Vaqueritos Mas Chulos contest. Must attend meetings, participate in promotional events and work one Sunday of the Fair.
Golf Tournament - Assist with the Spurs &
Spikes Golf Tournament during the Heart O'
Texas Fair & Rodeo with the Stars of the Rodeo.
Attend meetings, sell sponsorships, and work the
HEARTS - Produces the HEARTS contest, comprised of heritage, the arts and technical skills. The contest is designed to encourage youth participation in artistic, cultural, and technical endeavors and provide scholarship opportunities for students.
Hometown Stage - Provides a venue for local
artists to perform in front of fairgoers. Search,
contact and schedule the entertainment for the
Hometown Stage. Attend meetings and work 3-4
hour shifts during the fair.
Junior Committee - Members of the Jr. Committee are between the ages of 16-20 and help serve as a mentor to youth
that are interested in learning more about volunteering with the
Heart O’ Texas Fair & Rodeo. Committee members will attend periodic
meetings with these youth to encourage them and serve as a resource for the
youth and committees with which they work during the Fair & Rodeo. Members
of this committee will also take an active role in the selection process of the
youth applicants for this program.
Kids Zone - Host the Mutton Bustin'
Work three 4-hour shifts during the Heart O'
Texas Fair & Rodeo.
Livestock Greeters - This is the first
committee the livestock exhibitors and their
families see when they arrive to show their
animals. The greeters oversee all of the animals
coming in and out of the show barn. Work
three 6-hour shifts during the Heart O' Texas
Fair & Rodeo.
Livestock - Perfect for individuals that have
an interest for livestock. These individuals are
the ones who put on the Heart O' Texas Fair &
Rodeo Livestock Show. Must work one entire
species show, including check-in exhibitors,
weigh-in, and assisting the judge in the show ring.
Operations - Works closely with the staff to
ensure proper placement of promotional,
informational, and sponsorship signs around
the grounds of the Heart O' Texas Fair &
Rodeo. Be at the mandatory work day(s) before
the Fair begins to hang signs.
Public Relations - Promote the Heart O'
Texas Fair & Rodeo through giveaways and
social media posts. Survey and welcome
fairgoers during the Fair & Rodeo. Attend the
informational meetings and work two 3-hour
shifts during the Heart O' Texas Fair & Rodeo.
Purposeful Acts of Kindness (PAK) - Coordinates and organizes events to show appreciation to the HOT Fair Volunteers and Staff. Focuses on volunteer care through providing a designated lounge with snacks, drinks, and a resting spot during the Fair. Committee also finds ways to support and care for staff during the HOT Fair as needed.
Rodeo Express - Greets and transports
Fairgoers to and from their vehicle during the
Heart O' Texas Fair & Rodeo. Attend meeting
prior to the fair for Golf Cart Training and work
two 3-hour shifts during the fair.
Rodeo - Produce the One HOT Rodeo during the Heart
O' Texas Fair & Rodeo. Attend mandatory meetings and work
each night of the Rodeo.
Running with the Bulls - Hosts the Running with the Bulls 1 Mile and 5K Races during the HOT Fair. Members must be able to attend planning meetings, set up for the race, and work during the race.
South 40 - Raise money for scholarships by
organizing and working the One HOT Cook Off and the Gun Raffle. This Committee is an ideal spot for young volunteers starting their journey with the Heart O' Texas Fair & Rodeo.
Sweethearts - A year-round committee that
supervises the young ladies (High School age) that are chosen to be Heart O' Texas Sweethearts and Miss Heart O' Texas Fair &
Rodeo at events. Attend monthly meetings and
work 3 shifts during the Heart O' Texas Fair &
Rodeo. Supervision must be present at any event that the HOT Sweethearts are present at.
Volunteers Committee - A committee made
up of existing volunteers to help better our
volunteer program. Recruit new volunteers and
be available to the current volunteers who are in need of
help. Attend meetings, promotional events, and
assist new volunteers.
Wine & Beer Garden - Organize, create, and
maintain a fun atmosphere, specializing in
serving only Texas brewed beer and wine during
the Heart O' Texas Fair & Rodeo. Attend
meetings, help set up and tear down, must
obtain a TABC license before the fair, and