Be a Volunteer
First Night Chatham depends on the participation of volunteers – they make the celebration possible. Last year, more than 250 volunteers helped the day run smoothly at 20 venues that hosted over 90 performances and activities. If you would like to work as a volunteer this year, please let our volunteer coordinators know as early as possible, so you can get your preferred assignment. Also, if you have friends who would like to volunteer, please let us know.
You may use the contact form below to let us know of your interest in volunteering. The form is used only to start the conversation; you will be contacted by the volunteer coordinator, and you’ll have the opportunity to discuss assignments and venue choices.
Our Volunteer Coordinator is Janine Scott.
You may also email our volunteer coordinator directly, at
We encourage our volunteers to sign up for more than one shift, either at the same site or at a different venue. Think of it as opportunity to enjoy a second event without standing in line! Most venues are inside a nice warm building.
Volunteers for First Night Chatham 2015 will be invited to attend an orientation meeting at the United Methodist Church, Main Street at Cross Street, on Monday, December 29th, 2014, at 5:00 PM. As always, our volunteers will be treated to pizza and beverages at this meeting. Police and Fire Department representatives will brief volunteers on Public Safety, and we discuss the volunteer instructions for First Night and answer questions. The performance and event schedule will also be available for review, in case anyone forgets where they’ve volunteered to be.
We treat our patrons well, and we treat our volunteers even better. You will be invited to our special Volunteers Thank You Party in mid-January.