UPDATE: First Night originally told me they needed 12-15 and we surely have that. They are still calling for more so I left the rsvp out there for those of you who are still considering joining us. Some of us may be asked to go cover some venues that are short of coverage. I hate to tell some of you that are enthusiastic about the kid activities but I think our main job will be just handling the foot traffic, answering questions, checking for badges....however, if you have face painting talents, who knows, they might be glad to have the help.
When the shift is over, everyone may be going their separate ways to go see a variety of venues. I have my three picked out and anyone is welcome to follow me. The Tartan Terrors, Johnny Cash Tribute and Captain Squeeze. You can look at the schedule at the following link.
Be sure to get to our venue by at least 5:45 to check in and get familiar. I can't wait to do this with you all!
The Director of volunteers for First Night needs some people to cover a shift from 6-9PM. The venue is at Empire State College and will include lots of kids events like facing painting, etc.
Each volunteer will receive a free First Night badge entitling free passage to all events, and a free First Night Poster.
I attended the training session. It basically covered safety issues and the chain of command. Apparently, we will all be given name tags with contact information which will be very helpful. I think we should get there no later than 5:30 to get parking, familiarize ourselves with the venue and ask questions. They would like to know the first and last names of each volunteer beforehand so if your name is not clear on the website, please send it to me soon. There is a Volunteer Handbook which you can access at the following website.
It should be a fun night and at least we know we will be inside where it is warm! Can't wait to do this together as a group!