Your participation makes this event possible. We need you!

First Night is a community event — planned, executed, and staffed by people just like you. We are currently seeking outgoing and energetic individuals to serve as volunteers for the city’s largest New Year’s Eve Celebration in downtown Harrisonburg.  Although First Night takes place on New Year’s Eve, the preparation is a yearlong process, which requires the support and commitment of the Harrisonburg community, businesses and government officials.
The night of the 31st, more than 50 volunteers are needed to help with a number of tasks listed here:

  • Check buttons at the performance venues
  • Sell buttons at venues or on the street
  • Assist with helping guests find their way around to the performances and venues
  • Move chairs when required at venues

Volunteering for one shift grants you free admission to all of the First Night venues and performances for the remainder of the evening (One free button per two volunteer hours).  First Night Harrisonburg invites you to lend a helping hand.  Once you submit this form, you will be informed about the details of your assignment by email or phone.

  • By typing your name in the box below and electronically submitting this form, you have agreed to volunteer services at First Night Harrisonburg®, and you recognize that participation in said celebration may entail risk of personal injury and damage to property. Accordingly, you hereby release First Night Harrisonburg®, the First Night Board of Directors, Executive Director, and the sponsors of First Night Harrisonburg®, from any and all claims, actions, causes of action, demands, rights, losses, damages, counsel fees, payments and liabilities of every nature and description which you may sustain by reason of participation in the First Night Harrisonburg® celebration. You further acknowledge that this release is freely and intentionally given and shall apply to all known and unknown, foreseen and unforeseen consequences of said participation.