Volunteer at Children's Festival

Thanks for considering volunteering at The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion’s 24th Annual Children’s Festival. Held at The Pavilion, volunteers for Children’s Festival perform a variety of duties over the four-day event including school days on Thursday and Friday and the weekend on Saturday and Sunday. This year’s event takes place Nov. 7th-10th, 2019. The Children’s Festival educates and entertains thousands of children!

Volunteer Shifts

School Days

  • Thursday, November 7th - 8 AM to 1 PM
  • Friday, November 8th - 8 AM to 1 PM


  • Saturday, November 9th - 9:00 AM to 1:30 PM
  • Saturday, November 9th - 1 PM to 5 PM
  • Sunday, November 10th - 11:30 AM to 5 PM

On school days, volunteers help escort the students and chaperones from their bus to their seats for their performances and then back to their bus after the performances are over. Additionally, volunters will work booths where children will do various educational activities. Volunteers are provided a continental breakfast on school days. There is one shift on Thursday and one on Friday. Volunteers need to arrive at 8:00 a.m. on Thursday and Friday. Continental breakfast will be served at 8:00 a.m., orientation begins at 8:30 a.m.

On the weekend, volunteers help with face painting, tattoos, arts & crafts, hat-making, parachute races, kite flying on the hill and more! Volunteers have access to the Volunteer Hospitality Area where beverages and light snacks are available. You also may bring in food and snacks (no beverages) or purchase food and beverages from the concession stands. On Saturday, those who volunteer both the morning and then the afternoon shift will be served lunch in between shifts. There are two shifts on Saturday from 9:00 a.m.-1:30 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. and one on Sunday from 11:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Important Note: All volunteers MUST sign an Authorization and Release of Liability Form. Please note if a volunteer is under the age 18, a parent and/or guardian must also sign the release form along with the student’s signature.

If you or your group are interested in volunteering, please fill out the form and upload attachment. You will then be contacted by Carmen Smiley, Development and Volunteer Coordinator [email protected], to finalize your desired volunteer shift/dates/times and receive more pertinent volunteer information. Recommended dress is: plain T-shirt, shorts (not too short) or jeans and comfortable shoes. If coming as a company or group you may wear your company/group logo’d polo, shirt, etc. If coming as a group and associated with school club/organization, you may wear your designated club t-shirt.

Volunteer Information

All volunteers must fill out and sign a release form. If any members of your organization are under 18, the release form must also be signed by a parent or legal guardian.

Performing Arts Season Generously Sponsored By

Sponsors | Live Nation Sponsors / Huntsman Sponsors | The Howard Hughes Company Sponsors | Pepsi Sponsors | Texas Children's Hospital Sponsors | The Wortham Foundation Sponsors | Woodlands Township Sponsors | Pavilion Partners Sponsors | Woodforest Naitonal Bank Sponsors | Aramark Sponsors | Xfinity Sponsors | Sewell

Live Nation Venue Sponsors

Sponsors | Live Nation Sponsors / Huntsman Sponsors | Pepsi Sponsors | Woodforest Naitonal Bank Sponsors | Xfinity Sponsors | Citi Sponsors | Bud Light Sponsors | Saint Arnold Brewing Company