Get Involved


This year, First Night Columbus will be held on Sunday, December 31 and we need your help to make it the biggest celebration yet! More than 50 volunteers are needed to assist with this exciting annual downtown celebration. Each volunteer position is essential to our event and allows you to enjoy many of the activities at First Night. Family and friends are welcome to volunteer as well. No previous experience is necessary. Volunteer today and enjoy the excitement that this downtown event brings to Columbus!

Volunteer Benefits Include:

  • FREE admission pass to enjoy Central Ohio’s largest New Year’s Eve celebration
  • Chance to win great prizes from area businesses in the Volunteer Raffle!

Sign Up Today

Please email Shawn Verhoff at If you are interested in volunteering.

First Night Family

Purchasing these admission tickets and
donating them to your favorite family and child-related
non-profit will allow under served children to experience this
wonderful event.
We ask you to purchase and donate admission tickets to
your favorite non-profit or if you do not have a specific
non-profit in mind, First Night Columbus will be glad to give
these buttons to a great non-profit for their children.

Contact to Learn More


Shawn Verhoff

Co-Executive Director


Brandon Crowe

Co-Executive Director


You’re invited to become a member of First Night’s Family!

By joining the First Night Family you will be providing underserved youth the opportunity to explore the sensational COSI environment. First Night provides an exciting environment full of interactive activities people of any age can enjoy. Learn about the importance of exercise and healthy living, listen to live music, watch the firework show or explore your artistic creativity; at First Night there is something for everyone to enjoy. By purchasing these admission passes and donating them to your favorite family and child-related organization or group, you will allow our young people to experience this truly wonderful event.


Give the gift of First Night Columbus by donating admission buttons to your favorite non-profit!  From 5:30 PM-midnight on New Year’s Eve our admission button will get you access into COSI allowing you to enjoy the numerous family-friendly activities and entertainment.


** All First Night Family members will receive select recognition on First Night on-site signage, stage announcements, recognition on the First Night website and social media, and other promotions in accordance with membership level. For more information contact Mike Collins at 614.352.2889 or