Volunteers Needed

Mayor's Back 2 School Fest

Event Day Volunteer Registration

Mayor Sylvester Turner will hold the 7th annual Back 2 School Fest (BTSF) at the George R. Brown Convention Center on August 12, 2017. The fest's core purpose is to promote education by affording families the opportunity to experience a college campus setting and to encourage them to start thinking about and planning for college. Designed to help economically disadvantaged Houston-area elementary school students and their families, the BTSF offers backpacks, school supplies, clothes, City and University of Houston information, health screenings, immunizations, and social service resources to thousands of students.

This event would not be possible without our volunteers.

Volunteer orientation: All volunteers need to attend the training session. Date, time and location TBD. All volunteers need to attend the training session.

  • 2017 Volunteer Participation Waiver (.pdf)
    • Please read the waiver BEFORE completing the form below.
    • Note that if you are UNDER 18 you must bring a copy of the waiver with your parent's signature to the event.

Have read the waiver and agreed to its contents? (You must answer yes to continue)

Did you volunteer last year? (enter yes or no)

Are you over 18? (enter yes or no)


First Name:

Last Name:


Street Address:

City and State:



Organization / Comments: Please list if you are part of an organization or a preference of an area where you would like to work.

Day Phone:


The volunteer shift is 6:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.


Emergency Contact Name:

Emergency Contact Number:


VOLUNTEER PERKS -- Volunteers will receive free parking, event shirt, breakfast and lunch.

Click map below for a full-sized .jpg version

Parking Map

You must be at least 16 years old to volunteer unless otherwise approved. Assignments are on a first come, first serve basis. Please email us at jane.holman@houstontx.gov with any questions or concerns.