Volunteers Needed for First Night Pittsburgh

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Crowd at New Years Eve Celebration in Pittsburgh, a Creative Commons Attribution (2.0) image from Anirudh Koul’s photostream

This New Year’s Eve will mark the 20th anniversary of First Night in Pittsburgh. Highmark First Night Pittsburgh is the largest single-day celebration in the Pittsburgh region. With 150 events–including a special, one-time ice labyrinth–taking place at nearly 50 locations within Pittsburgh’s Cultural District, it takes a small army of volunteers to pull it all off. You can help the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust make this the best First Night yet in our city by volunteering for a shift on the 31st. Volunteer shifts last between 2.75 and 3.5 hours and you can pick an indoor or outdoor location.

The following positions are available:

• Activity Monitors
• Box Office Assistants
• Fire Pod Monitors
• Greeters/Button Checkers
• Hospitality Assistants
• Theater Ushers
• Volunteer Check-In Assistants

And, as a way of saying thanks, the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust is offering the following perks to volunteers:

• (1) One complimentary Highmark First Night Pittsburgh Access Button, good for attending any attraction before and after your shift
• (1) One parking voucher, good for a single-use free parking spot in the Theater Square Parking Garage in the heart of the Cultural District
• Volunteer Kit – a bag filled with snacks, water, and information to help you throughout your shift, plus other surprises
• Invitation to the annual Volunteer Thank You Party, occurring later that evening

You can learn more about volunteer positions here and sign up to help here. Be a part of this amazing celebration!

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