Click here or the flip book above to view the First Night 2015 event guide

Downtown Akron Partnership



First Night Akron Volunteers

Join our team by becoming a First Night Akron volunteer

Your assistance will ensure that First Night is a meaningful and joyous arts experience for all our guests. Volunteer as a family, with a group of friends, or by yourself.

Each volunteer will receive FREE admission to First Night with special volunteer credentials, so you can enjoy the evening while you’re not volunteering.

If you would like more information about volunteering at First Night, or to volunteer before or after New Year’s Eve, call Jane Startzman at 330-535-3179 or send an email to

Click here for an online application to volunteer at First Night Akron 2015 on Wednesday, December 31.

Click here for a PDF of the First Night 2015 Volunteer Application
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Mandatory Volunteer Orientation Sessions

Most of the sessions will be held at the Akron-Summit County Public Main Library downtown. The Firestone Park and Ellet branches of the library will also host one orientation session each.

All volunteers are required to attend one session:
Monday, Dec. 8, 2014 ~ 10-11:30 a.m. at Main Library (60 S. High St.)
Tuesday, Dec. 9 –  6:30-8 p.m. at Firestone Park Branch Library (1486 Aster Ave.)
Wednesday, Dec. 10 – 6:30-8 p.m. at Main Library (60 S. High St.)
Thursday, Dec. 11 – 6:30-8 p.m. at Main Library (60 S. High St.)
Friday, Dec. 12 – 1-2:30 p.m. at Ellet Branch Library (2470 E. Market St.)
Saturday, Dec. 13 – 10-11:30 a.m. at Main Library (60 S. High St.)
Late Orientation Dates:
Monday, Dec. 22 – 6:30-8 p.m. at Main Library  (60 S. High St.)
Monday, Dec. 29 – 10-11:30 a.m. at Main Library (60 S. High St.)

Parking in the Main Library deck (S. High Street) will be free for First Night Volunteers attending one of those sessions. Firestone Park and Ellet branches also have free parking.