Volunteers Make the Difference!

Be a part of First Night! Artful activities are on-going now through the new year as we produce First Night Monterey. You can help! It would be impossible to produce FNM without the hundreds of volunteers. Volunteer now, individually or as part of a group! Get involved! Artful activities are on-going!

High School and College Students: Build up your community service hours; volunteer in a fun and creative environment! Expand your resumé with relevant experience; service learning hours are available.

Call the office at (831) 373-4778, and together we'll find a volunteer opportunity that fits your interests and skills.

Check out this special volunteer opportunity!

Monterey 4th of July Parade

Everybody loves a parade and we would love you to be part of our walking unit! Make a splash, yell happy new year, and bring out the First Night revelry! We usually meet up at the Monterey Post office for donuts and coffee and meet all the other organizations. We will send you the details but we typically line up around 8:30 and we are towards the end of the parade Usually finish around 11am--just in time to go the Monterey 4th’s Lawn Party on Colton Lawn!

We are putting together the float the week before, if you would like to get your creative hands involved or to be part of the parade. Please fill out the Online Application!

Please fill out the short Volunteer Application Form. We will be sending out information on everything you need to know.
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Enjoy a casual atmosphere with flexible schedules; community service hours available!

  • Office Assistance is always needed! From helping with phones to organization to working with computer programs
  • Run Errands - Deliver and pick up items as needed, distribute posters & buttons
  • Outreach - Assist children and adults with art outreach projects
  • Visual Arts/Painting - help to create large scale art and murals for FNM
  • Graphic Arts - use your skills to design signs, flyers and posters
  • Social Media and Web - report/blog on current happenings using Twitter and Facebook! Design and make website updates


Assignments are made in 3-4 hour shifts according to your preferences - everyone gets a chance to enjoy performances. Free admission buttons for event volunteers!

  • Event Operations - Be a Site Manager or Assistant at a venue, use your sales aptitude to sell buttons and souvenirs at the event, or work at our hospitality venue
  • Tech & Production - work on event production behind the scenes; great experience for theatrical careers
  • Photo and Video - with your own equipment, be a staff photographer or videographer; great experience for developing photographers
  • Staging and Loading - help with event production, loading and moving equipment and art; art staging

You can make a difference!

First Night Monterey depends on volunteer support not just the night of the celebration, but in the months preceding FNM as well. Please complete your application today. Don't miss out!