SCI Conference Volunteer Opportunities

In order to have a successful conference in Houston, SCH is seeking volunteers. Come volunteer, network and have fun. See below for volunteer opportunities, benefits and info packet and agenda.

Please see this SCI Conference Volunteer Sign-Up for a list of volunteers needed (most recent as of 4/11/2019)

See Volunteer Benefits Overview Sister Cities of Houston for benefits of volunteering (most recent as of 4/11/2019).

Please click Volunteer Orientation Info Packet and Agenda (004) for the Volunteer Orientation Info Packet and Agenda (most recent as of 4/11/2019).

Register for the Sister Cities International Annual Conference 2019

Click here to register for the SCH Conference

SCI Sponsorship Opportunities

If you would like to be a sponsor for the Sister Cities International Annual Conference, please see below for sponsorship levels and what each level offers. For more details, please contact Jessica Ngo directly at

2019 Sister Cities International Annual Young Artists Showcase – Theme: Global Citizens: Resilient Communities

For entry and submission guidelines, please see the below documents:



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  • 07


    9:00 am-1:00 pm

    Volunteer to assist the Japan-America Society of Houston at their ANNUAL SPRING GARDEN CLEANUP

    Saturday, April 7 | 9 AM

    Hermann Park Japanese Garden

    This year’s Spring Garden Cleanup is ever more special as we will be preparing the grounds for Japan Festival’s 25th Anniversary Celebration. Join the efforts to ensure the Japanese Garden looks its best!

    Register here:
    Register Here (link opens in a new window)

  • 07


    9:00 am-12:00 pm

    Join the Houston Taipei Society for a day of fun gardening at Hermann Park and the Houston Taipei Friendship Pavilion.

    Family, friends and anyone interested is welcome!

    When: Saturday, April 7th, 9:00 am – 12 noon

    ​Where: McGovern Centennial Gardens, 1500 Hermann Drive at Crawford St. Lot C, 77004

    Bring: water, snacks, gardening tools and gloves if you prefer to use your own (gardening tools are also provided by the HPC)

    Wear: closed-toe shoes, long pants, eye wear and sun wear

    Lunch: picnic style lunch, bring your own, on-site food trucks are available or you can pre-order from the Pinewood Cafe. To pre-order at the Pinewood Cafe, click here.


  • 10


    4:30 pm-6:30 pm

    This year’s fall concert is scheduled for Saturday, November 17, 2018.

    The first kick-off meeting is planned for April 10th from 4:30 to 5:30 pm at Sunbelt Medical Corporation, 2040 Johanna Drive, Houston TX 77055.

    Please note the following tentative meeting dates to plan for the fall concert:

    •April 10th
    •May 15th
    •June 19th
    •July 17th
    •August 14th
    •September 18th
    •October 2nd

  • 11


    11:30 am-1:30 pm

    Houston-Tyumen Sister Cities announces the:

    8th Annual Luncheon with His Excellency

    Anatoly I. Antonov

    Ambassador of the Russian Federation to the United States

    Wednesday, April 11, 2018
    11:30 am – 1:30 pm
    Houston, TX

    *Location will be provided upon registration

    USRCC Members – $50 / Non-Members – $100

    About His Excellency Anatoly I. Antonov:
    His Excellency Anatoly Ivanovich Antonov was born on May 15, 1955, in Omsk, a city in southwestern Siberia. He earned a B.A. and an M.A. in International Relations at the Moscow State Institute of International Relations in 1978 and 1983, respectively. Later, in 2012, Antonov earned a Ph.D. in Political Science at the Institute of World Economy and International Relations in Moscow. Antonov began his diplomatic career in 1978, spending the next 33 years at the Soviet Ministry of Foreign Affairs and its successor, the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Antonov is fluent in English and Burmese.

  • 12


    2:51 pm-8:00 pm


    Thursday, April 12 | 8 PM

    Miller Outdoor Theatre

    Join us at Miller Outdoor Theatre to celebrate 25 years of Japan Festival and 50 years of Japan-America friendship in Houston with a striking performance by Japanese drum troupe ASKA-GUMI!