Houston Greeters are enthusiastic locals eager to share their favorite spots.
Greeters come from all over the Houston area, speak a variety of languages, and enjoy diverse activities – running, bike riding, playing golf, strolling shops in the Galleria, taking in art in many places, and eating great food (almost everywhere!). Popular places for Greets are coffee shops, art museums, auditoriums and performance halls, and sharing visits to renowned institutions like the Texas Medical Center, Rice University, and the Buffalo Soldiers Museum, to name a few.
Most Greeters have lived in Houston for a while and appreciate how big the fourth largest city in the U.S. really is! They know it might be difficult for visitors or newcomers to “find their way” at first. So Greeters offer an “insiders look” to help a short-term visitor or even long term residents become familiar with Metro Rail, see the underground tunnel system or get a birds’eye view from a downtown skyscraper.
Such visits are as interesting for the Greeter as for the visitor. All Houston Greeters are volunteers. They offer 1 – 3 hours of their time to meet with a visitor to share a bit of “insider knowledge” and local know-how. How can visitors REALLY understand the Rodeo, or how to eat Tex-Mex, if a local doesn’t show them?
Often Greeters include visitors in their daily or weekly routines like their Saturday morning dog walk, or their weekly trip to Houston specialty stores, a yoga class or a long walk along the Bayou.
Becoming a Greeter is easy but there are requirements, many of which are basic rules of hospitality. Be on time, be considerate of others’ differences, and acknowledge and demonstrate the core values of the Global Greeter Network.
Interested in sharing a few fun things about Houston? Do you agree with the Core Values of the Global Greeter Network? Then submit an activity for approval and begin sharing your Houston!
It’s a fun experience for all involved!
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