Be a volunteer for First Night 2017

Celebrate the new year and participate in a wonderful community event at the same time! First Night is Northampton's biggest party of the year and the most important annual fundraiser for the Northampton Center for the Arts. We need your help to make it happen.

What's involved? It's a commitment for several hours on Saturday December 31, 2016. You will be asked to volunteer for one of three shifts: 1:00 to 5:00pm or 4:30 to 8:30pm (including a break for the fireworks) or 8:00 to 11:00pm. We are also seeking a limited number of experienced site managers and volunteers available at noon to staff the Academy of Music and Theatre 14 at Smith College. If interested, please indicate in the preference area of form below. Your hours of commitment will be adjusted accordingly.

During your shift, you will be assigned to work at one of the performance venues located throughout downtown. When you're not on duty, you can take in the entertainment with your complimentary First Night button or enjoy warmth and hospitality at our private volunteer headquarters at located at TD Bank on Main Street. For the third year, we are pleased to welcome members of the Rotary Club of Northampton who are playing a major role in the organization of our volunteer effort.

Please complete the following form and submit the information via this website. Or if you prefer, you can print the form and mail it to First Night Volunteers, Northampton Center for the Arts, PO Box 366, Northampton MA 01061.

If your business would like to organize a group of volunteers, please call Penny Burke at the Center for the Arts at (413) 584-7327.

If you are having difficulty using this form, please email us at

Volunteer Form

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