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H-Town's Super Bowl looking for 10,000 volunteers, but you have to pass muster

H-Town's Super Bowl looking for 10,000 volunteers who can pass muster

4 Super Bowl committee Texans vs. Eagles November 2014
Houston Super Bowl Host Committee members Sallie Sargent, from left, Bob McNair, former President George H.W. Bush, Dave Lesar, James A. Baker III and Ric Campo. Photo by © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
Houston Super Bowl LI logo October 2014
The Houston Super Bowl logo. Logo courtesy of Houston Super Bowl Host Committee
NRG Park Renderings March 2014 NRG Stadium
NRG Stadium will host Super Bowl LI on Feb. 5, 2017. Courtesy rendering
4 Super Bowl committee Texans vs. Eagles November 2014
Houston Super Bowl LI logo October 2014
NRG Park Renderings March 2014 NRG Stadium

Apparently, it takes more than a village — and more than a Super Bowl committee — to put on the country's biggest sporting event of the year. The Houston Super Bowl Host Committee is calling for volunteers, 10,000 to be exact, to welcome the throng of visitors that will pour into the city next February.

But not just any volunteer will do.  H-Town wants to put it's best foot forward and make a good impression so the committee is looking for volunteers who "share a passion for football, the Houston region, and have plenty of southern hospitality to welcome visitors." 

“Volunteers will play a critical role in the success of Super Bowl LI, here in Houston, in 2017,” host committee president and CEO Sallie Sargent said in a statement. “The positive experience our visitors will have will be in large part due to the interaction they have with our volunteers.” 

Passing muster will be a three-stage process beginning with filing applications,  continuing on to face-to-face interviews and then passing the obligatory background security check. The commitment includes attending training sessions and working at least three 6- to 8-hour shifts during the 10-day period leading up to the big game. If you earn volunteer supervisor status, that time commitment grows to three 8- to 10-hour shifts.

Volunteers will be stationed around the city including airports, event venues and Super Bowl-related locations.

You can start the process here.