Night to Shine

For special needs individuals ages 14 and above

Empieza en 19 days 05 hrs 35 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 7, 2020, 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 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. Childcare will not be provided.

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Guest Registration

Serve, Give, Pray

Many volunteers will be needed to host this unforgettable prom experience, we ask for those who are able and available to volunteer to join us in celebration our community with special needs.
Would you consider sponsoring a Guest of Honor with Special Needs. Your donation will serve to buy a meal, tiara/crown, corsage/boutonniere, a percentage of activities offered and a party favor for a guest. All donation will strictly be used for Night to Shine at Houston’s First.

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We also ask for prayers so that this event is filled with joy and God’s love, for the safety of our guests, parents and volunteers, and lastly for good weather.


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 bowling, karaoke, limousine ride, and dance floor.

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 Thursday evening, event set-up Friday evening, and guest prep (hair, make–up).

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.

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 5p on Fri, Feb 7, at The Loop Campus.

Requirements for ALL volunteers:

  • Be at least 14 years old
  • Complete the Volunteer Registration form
  • Submit a background check (ages 18 and older only)
  • Attend one of two available training sessions:
    • Sat, Jan 11 @ 8:30–11a — The Loop Campus
    • Sat, Jan 18 @ 8:30–11a — The Loop Campus

Volunteer Buddies must meet the above requirements PLUS the following:

  • Complete the NextGen Volunteer application* (or NextGen Minor Application* if age 17 or under)
  • Must be member at Houston’s First Baptist Church OR an active attender of a Bible-teaching church for at least 6 months

*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."

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