Volunteers are an extremely important part of our event, and as such, free admission buttons will be provided to anyone who volunteers. In addition, you can enjoy the fine entertainment and activities while you volunteer your time. If you have any questions, please give us a call at (269) 388-2830.


We hope you will take the time to volunteer at one of our many indoor or outdoor locations. Our volunteer shifts are listed below. Simply send us a quick email with what position and what times you would like to volunteer and we will work to make sure that you are signed up and ready to go. We will send you a confirmation email and place a reminder call a week before New Year's Fest. We accept volunteers until December 30th, but confirmations will be done via email or the phone.



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View the printable volunteer brochure


Volunteer Positions 

These individuals greet the people as they enter the buildings and check to make sure that everyone is wearing a New Year's Fest button. This is typically an "indoors" job. If you sign up early enough, this is a great spot for a group of volunteers.


You greet the volunteers and instruct them where to go for their assignments. This is located in a heated tent in Bronson Park.


This person acts as a support person to the other volunteers and may fill in where needed.





Volunteer check-in:
Volunteer check in is located in the Information Tent in Bronson Park. On December 31st, starting at 4:45 p.m., volunteers may pick up their buttons at the tent in Bronson Park. Please check in at least 15 minutes prior to the start of your shift.


Shift Times:


Button Checkers:

5:15-7:15 p.m.
7:15-9:15 p.m.
9:15-11:15 p.m.

Button Sales:

3-5 p.m.
5-7 p.m.
7-9 p.m.
9-11 p.m.

Volunteer Check-in:

4:45-6:45 p.m.
6:45-8:45 p.m.
8:45-10:45 p.m.

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New Year's Fest of Kalamazoo

1417 S. Burdick St.

Kalamazoo, MI 49001