Call for volunteers: Institute of Texan Cultures Asian Festival, Feb. 16

Asian Festival performer

Institute of Texan Cultures Asian Festival

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(Jan. 23, 2013) -- The Institute of Texan Cultures needs volunteers for the 26th annual Asian Festival, Saturday, Feb. 16 on the museum grounds. The Year of the Snake 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 select event apparel.

Visit for instructions on how to sign up as a new or returning volunteer. Volunteers must attend one of the orientation sessions, 6-8 p.m., Feb. 5 or Feb. 7, at the ITC auditorium, 801 E. César E. Chávez Blvd. Credentials including wrist bands, parking permits, and rules and regulations will be issued.

Volunteers can 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 or call 210-458-2300.