We Love Our Volunteers!

Our Tejas volunteers are exceptional! They do not come to Tejas to receive, but rather to give through their time and service. Lights of Tejas is dependent on hundreds of volunteers giving thousands of hours over the course of the holiday season. We have volunteer opportunities during Lights of Tejas as well as opportunities both before and after the festival during our Serve Weekends.

Volunteer opportunities for 2019 Lights of Tejas run from November 15th to January 12th.

There are 3 avenues to get involved as a Lights of Tejas volunteer. Check them out below!


1. Serve Weekend – Setup

Friday, November 15th – Sunday, November 17th, 2019

This Serve Weekend is focused on setting up Lights of Tejas and making sure all the final preparations are made before Opening Night. Volunteers will help decorate conference rooms, change signage and transform the campus into a Christmas wonderland.

CLICK HERE to Register for Serve Weekend Setup.

2. Event Nights

Our 2019 calendar has 15 different nights to volunteer!

  • This is the perfect opportunity for groups, families or individuals to volunteer
  • Volunteers under 14 years of age must be accompanied by an adult
  • Overnight lodging (available upon request, with a free breakfast the next morning)
  • Shifts start at 5pm and finishes at 10pm.  Dinner will be served to volunteers between 4:30pm and 5:30pm.

CLICK HERE to register for Event Nights.

3. Serve Weekend – Teardown

Friday, January 10th 2020 – Sunday, January 12th, 2020

This Serve Weekend is focused on tearing down our Lights of Tejas decor, signs and traces of Christmas as we transition back into Retreat Season for our Spring guests. Volunteers will assist staff in boxing up decor, removing lights and returning items to our storage facility.

CLICK HERE to Register for Serve Weekend Setup.


• Dinner
• Admission ticket to Lights of Tejas for a future visit
• Discounted overnight lodging (available upon request, with a free breakfast the next morning)

Questions? Contact Stephanie Philpot with any questions at lights@mytejas.org

Tejas Volunteers

We have many volunteer groups, such as the SOWERS, Texas Baptist Men, Campers On Mission, Volunteer Christian Builders, and RVICs, stay with us for weeks at a time. They usually get to concentrate their efforts on larger projects at Tejas.

The Lord has blessed us with the help of so many wonderful volunteers. Volunteers are responsible for over half of the labor on our projects. They have become a vital part of the ministry of Tejas as so much would not get done without them.

If your group or family is interested in volunteer opportunities at Tejas, contact Stephanie Philpot at stephanie.philpot@mytejas.org.

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1038 Pvt Rd 2191, Giddings, TX 78942

EMAIL | info@mytejas.org
PHONE | 979-366-2422

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