Event Volunteers

Volunteers make up 99% of the FIRST® workforce. Whether you have a weekend to help, want to mentor a team, have technical or non-technical expertise, there is a volunteer role suited to your unique interest. Find information about FIRST programs, volunteer resources, opportunities, and more!

Mentors and Coaches

As a Mentor or Coach of a FIRST® team, you are, through the kids, the key ingredient in the success of your team. Your contribution to the success of FIRST programs and ultimately to the success of FIRST is immeasurable.

FIRST Senior Mentor Program

FIRST® Senior Mentors (FSMs) are a group of highly skilled and talented technical and non-technical individuals, who focus on recruiting, supporting and expanding all four FIRST programs.  Founded in 2005, the FIRST Senior Mentor program prides itself in its cross-program, grass-roots approach.  

AmeriCorps VISTA Program

The VISTA program at FIRST strives to match an AmeriCorps VISTA to our field structure in support of teams within underserved communities. The FIRST AmeriCorps VISTA mission is to create and expand the vision of FIRST by working in areas that have been deemed underserved: lower socio-economic communities, rural areas, and areas that have little to no support or resources to be able to easily access STEM initiatives.

Volunteer Recognition

FIRST strives to recognize the efforts of truly dedicated volunteers, often thought to be the "heart" of FIRST programs. The support of an amazing volunteer community helps to make FIRST successful.

FIRST Championship

The FIRST Championship is the culmination of the season's FIRST programs, bringing together three separate robotics competitions for the ultimate Sport for the Mind™. The event includes the FIRST Robotics Competition Championship, the

Teams & Events
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Our high-tech spectator events are a unique melding of STEM principles and exciting competition. Join us and experience the ultimate Sport for the Mind™. Events are free and open to the public.
Volunteer
FIRST Volunteers agree: it’s easy to get started, and impossible to stop! Whether you have a weekend to help, want to mentor for a length of time, have technical or non-technical expertise, there is a volunteer role suited to your unique interest.