The Texas Memorial Illumination is not possible without the support and participation of hundreds of volunteers.
Our top priority from June through October is to sign-up as many group leaders as needed for the tasks. Team leaders will be asked to provide names and signed releases from the individual volunteers prior to the event.
Volunteers are needed for the following tasks:
Total Number of Volunteers: minimum of 100 volunteers to bag/box candles and minimum of 307 to set out total of 21,500 candles
20 groups of a minimum of 20 volunteers in each group
Each group will have a leader responsible for communicating specifics of the volunteer activities.
One volunteer can place approximately 70 candles.
Each group will be responsible for placing 1,050 candles (about 5.5 acres)
Groups will be assigned specific locations on the battleground for placement and removal.
Timeline of Tasks:
Oct 30 – 2-weeks prior volunteers will prepare candles in bags with sand and place in boxes
Location, time and estimated length of activity will be announced later.
Day of Event – Nov 13, 2021
Arrive at pre-determined location on battlefield
Follow detailed instructions on actual lighting and placement of candles
Attend Volunteer Ceremony and drive through prior to public.
Volunteer responsibility ends for this day.
Day after Event – Nov 14, 2021
Arrive at the battleground 7 a.m. to remove candles/bags by 9:00 a.m.
Instructions will be given regarding disposal.
*Volunteers will leave all candles and bag remains on the field ready for pick-up.
Signup for 2022!
ADDITIONAL VOLUNTEERS WILL BE NEEDED FOR:
Social Media Team
Public Relations Team
DAY OF EVENT:
Sunset Ceremony Team
Set-up and take down sound-system
Direct parking for elected officials
Take donations at the gate from the public
Provide hand-out at the gate to the public
DAY AFTER EVENT
Clean-up day November 14
Current list of participating organizations
Deaf Smith Chapter of the Sons of the Republic of Texas
Precinct 2 Veterans Coordinator
City of Deer Park
Travis Manion Foundation
Blue Star Moms
Cane Island Reenactors