Frequently Asked Questions

On this FAQ page, we’ve tried to answer some common questions and explain what is different in 2024 from previous years.  If you don’t find answers to your questions here, feel free to contact our Info Team. We are here to assist you!

What are the important changes from last year to know about?

We’ve made several important changes this year:

  • Our location has changed from the Alameda County Fairgrounds to Blue Oaks Church (across the street from the Fairgrounds).
  • While there’s no limit on the number of Buddy positions, non-Buddy volunteer positions are limited and set on a first come, first served basis, so register early to volunteer.
  • The minimum age to be a Buddy has increased from 14 to 16 this year.
  • Parents with Guests who need bathroom assistance will need to register as a Buddy.
  • Buddy and Volunteer training will be in-person this year, rather than online. Meet your Team Leaders and get to know your way around the venue. 
What does it cost to attend Night to Shine Tri-Valley?
Night to Shine Tri-Valley is free for everyone to attend, as a Guest, Parent/Caregiver or Volunteer. It does cost a lot of money to offer the event however, so your donations are welcome.
Can a parent/caregiver attend both the Prom and the Parent/Caregiver Event?

The two events run simultaneously in adjacent buildings. A Parent/Caregiver wishing to assist or visit with their Guest must register as a Buddy or Volunteer

What do I need to do if there is a specific guest that I want to be paired with as their buddy?

Buddy pairing will take place at the event.  Please inform the buddy pairing team that you have a special guest that you want to be paired with and they will make sure this happens.

Do we provide transportation to and from the event?


Got Additional Questions?

Email info@ntstrivalley.org and we’ll get back to you.

Buddy/Volunteer Registration
Guest Registration
Parent/Caregiver Event Registration