Supporting the Arts on First Night Chatham

First Night Chatham is “All Volunteer”

27 Years and Counting . . . On You !

Venue Volunteers — See Be a Venue Volunteer

Venue Volunteers work at performance venues during First Night Chatham, checking buttons at the door, welcoming and directing patrons to where the seats are, or where the lines are, and generally being the ambassadors of good will on behalf of First Night Chatham. For more information and contacts, please see the Be a Venue Volunteer page.

Specialty Volunteers — See Be a Specialty Volunteer

Specialty Volunteers help the First Night Chatham Committee with a variety of setup work, and with jobs that require special skills. These include Special Events such as the Children's activities in the afternoon, the Teen events in the evening, and others. Setup crews help with setup of outdoor speakers, benches and signs at bus stops, fencing, and more. For more information and contacts, please see the Be a Specialty Volunteer page.

First Night Chatham Committee — See Committee Overview

and Committee Open Positions

The First Night Chatham Committee is the team that organizes and runs First Night Chatham. New committee volunteers are always welcome. Please see the Committee Overview page for more information, and to the new Committee Open Positions page for job descriptions of open Committee positions.

Volunteer Appreciation & Recognition
New Last Year

Chatham's Businesses Appreciate First Night Chatham Volunteers:

The following Chatham restaurants have donated dining certificates that will be awarded in a drawing at the regular Volunteer Thank-You party in January.

Wild Goose Tavern
Bistro on Main
Del Mar Bistro
Impudent Oyster
Red Nun Bar & Grill
Chatham Wine Bar & Restaurant (Inn at 359 Main)
Longshore Restaurant

A new Volunteers Thank-You page lists the names of everyone who helps as a Venue Volunteer or as a Specialty Volunteer.

More red Volunteer vests: Venue Volunteers in all venues are more recognizable wearing the red vests that have been used only in a few venues in the past. Volunteer vests are a donation from Agway.

A new Specialty Volunteers page that describes opportunities for Specialty Volunteers, and has a contact form.