Call for volunteers: Institute of Texan Cultures Asian Festival is Jan. 28

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Volunteers at Institute of Texan Cultures

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(Dec. 14, 2011) -- The Institute of Texan Cultures is recruiting volunteers for the 25th annual Asian Festival, Saturday, Jan. 28, 2012, on the museum grounds. The Year of the Dragon celebration will host more than 40 participant organizations representing countries and cultural groups from across Asia and to the islands of the Pacific Ocean.

Volunteers are needed to staff booths, give directions, provide guest services and fill other vital roles at the festival. They are asked to work a four-hour shift to receive complimentary admission to the festival and discounts on selected event apparel.

>> For instructions on signing up as a new or returning volunteer, visit the Institute of Texan Cultures website.

Volunteers must attend one of the orientation sessions from 6 to 8 p.m., Jan. 17 or Jan. 19 at the Institute of Texan Cultures auditorium, 801 E. Cesar E. Chavez Blvd. Credentials including wristbands, parking permits, and rules and regulations will be issued.

Volunteers also may sign up by phone at 210-458-2216. For groups or companies that would like to volunteer together, contact the volunteer coordinator at 210-458-2283.

For more information, visit TexanCultures.com or call 210-458-2300.