Night to Shine

For special needs individuals ages 14 and above

Begins in 19 days 05 hrs 43 min

Night to Shine is an unforgettable prom night experience, centered on God’s love, for people with special needs ages 14 and older. On Fri, Feb 8, 2019, 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.

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Guest Registration

If you would like to register to attend Night to Shine at Houston’s First Baptist, please read the following information.
Every special guest attending Night to Shine will be assigned a Buddy to host them for the duration of the evening. All volunteers serving as a buddy, 18 or older, will undergo a background check, personal interview and training before being approved to serve as Buddies.
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. 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 in order to serve as a Buddy.

While our special friends are attending the Night to Shine prom, their parents are invited to join us for a special respite event just for them. The Respite Event will be collocated with the Night to Shine Event. The second floor of the facility will be open for parents only, where several fun activities and food will be offered. From this area parents will be able to observe guests on the dance floor and other Night to Shine activities taking place on the first floor. Due to our safety policy, parents will not be permitted into the Night to Shine event itself. While parents will not be allowed to take pictures of guests, professional photographers will be at the event and at a later time we will provide access to those pictures. Childcare will not be provided.

Guest Registration

There are two additional forms that are MANDATORY in order to attend Night to Shine. These forms are the Liability and Media Release forms. If they are not complete prior to the event, attendees will be required to sign these before they are permitted entrance. We encourage you to complete them now to avoid any delays.

REQUIRED: Liability Release | Media Release

Volunteer Registration

Night to Shine is a wonderful event! And wonderful events require many volunteers to be successful. Thank you for your interest in making this evening a night our friends will always remember.
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.


There are two major categories of Night to Shine volunteers: “Buddies” and “Support.”
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 with them in conversation and activities being offered. Buddies will not assist with toileting. Buddies must be at least 14 years old.

Supporting Roles:

Activities: Encourage and engage guests maintaining a fun atmosphere in activities such as karaoke, limousine ride, dance floor, dog therapy, coat check-in, and handing out party favors.

Registration: Greet, hand out name tags, check in and direct/ assist guests to their assignment/buddy.

Food Service: Serve food to parent respite room and refill snack tables, 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, guest prep (hair, make–up, and shoe shining).

Red Carpet: Greet honored guests like celebrities and VIPs, aid and direct as guests walk down the red carpet, crown and pin corsage/boutonniere.

Parent Respite: Parents will have their own special experience where volunteers will provide support.

Sensory Team: Spend time with guests who may require sensory support and assist Buddies requiring additional assistance.

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 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 4p on Fri, Feb 8, at The Loop Campus.

Requirements for ALL volunteers:

Volunteer Buddies must meet the above requirements PLUS the following:

*Note: Please specify on the NextGen Volunteer application that you are volunteering for Night to Shine. Select "Other" under "MINISTRY you are applying to work with" and type in "Night to Shine."

VOLUNTEER Registration

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