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.