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Night to Shine

Individuals with special needs ages 14 and older

Guest Registration is Now Open!

Guest Registration

Night to Shine is an unforgettable prom night experience, centered on God's love, for people with special needs ages 14 and older. On Friday, February 9, 2024, churches from all around the world will come together to host Night to Shine. Houston's First is excited to be a part of this effort! This is a night not only for guests to shine, but for churches, volunteers and—most importantly—for Christ to shine.

Family and Friends — If you are a family member or friend of a guest and would like to serve as their buddy, we ask you that you please register as a volunteer below. There is a field in the application form where you may enter the name of your preferred guest and we will pair you accordingly. Family members and friends are still required to meet all vetting requirements and training to serve as a Buddy.

Volunteer Information

There are a variety of roles where you can assist, whether you prefer to serve one on one as a buddy or to serve in a supporting role. We have a place for you! No prior experience with special needs friends is required. You must, however, be at least 14 years old to volunteer at Night to Shine.

Volunteer Registration

    Volunteer Roles

    Their are two major categories of Night to Shine volunteers: "Buddies" and "Support"

    Buddies (One-on-one)

    • Buddies: Work directly one-on-one with our guests of honor. A buddy will accompany and assist their assigned guest throughout the evening. The buddy will sit with their guest during dinner and engage them in conversation and activities being offered. Buddies will not assist with toileting. Buddies must be at least 14 years old.

    Support Roles

    • Activities: Encourage and engage guests maintaining a fun atmosphere in activities such as bowling, karaoke, photo booth, limousine ride, and dance floor.
    • Registration: Assist guests and volunteers with check in and connecting with their buddies.
    • Food Service: Assist guests as needed, ensure buddies are aware of guest food restrictions or direct them towards food, drinks, and snacks.
    • Pre-Event: Event set-up Thursday evening, event set-up Friday evening
    • Red Carpet: Greet honored guests like celebrities and VIPs, aid and direct as guests walk down the red carpet, crown and pin corsage/boutonniere.
    • Greeters: Greet guests & volunteers, and escort volunteers to their assignments, this role begins at 4p and ends at 6:30p.
    • Party Experience: Crown guests or pin corsages and boutonnieres.
    • Parking Lot Attendee: Assist with cars in the parking lot so that guests enter and exit correctly.

    Volunteer Expectations

    Thank you for your interest in being a Night to Shine volunteer! We want to make this an unforgettable prom night experience for our guests and ensure parents that their special guest is in a safe, secure, and friendly environment. Volunteers must meet or complete the following requirements and be able to check-in no later than 5p on Friday, Feb 9, 2024 @ The Loop Campus.

    Requirements for ALL volunteers

    • Be at least 14 years old
    • Pass a background check (18+)
    • Attend ONE of the training sessions below:
    • Sat, Jan 20, 2024 @ 8:30a — The Loop Campus (Fellowship Center)
    • Sun, Jan 21, 2024 @ 3p — The Loop Campus (Fellowship Center)

    Volunteer BUDDIES must meet the above requirements PLUS the following:

    • Be a member of a Bible believing church
    • Regularly attend a Bible believing church
    • Complete CYSNA app
    • Have 3 references
    • Interview


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    Event Details

    • DateFri, Feb 10, 2023
    • Time 6:30–9:30pm
    • Where The Loop Campus (Fitness & Recreation Center)