Volunteers Power FIRST at Every Level

Volunteers power FIRST at every level, impacting more than 400,000 young people around the world each year. Whatever your expertise, FIRST has a volunteer opportunity for you.  Whether you have a few weekend hours, the desire to mentor a team for a season, or want to work behind the scenes to help FIRST grow, opportunities abound for people who want to give back - helping to change lives, change our culture, and change the future.
 

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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 FIRST programs.  Founded in 2005, the FIRST Senior Mentor program prides itself in its cross-program, grass-roots approach.  

AmeriCorps VISTA Program

We’re looking for talented, emerging leaders from a wide variety of backgrounds to commit to a full-time national service opportunity for at least one year.

FIRST Championship

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

Thank You FIRST Volunteers

FIRST® Volunteers Make It Happen
Over 230,000 FIRST volunteers worked 17,000,000 hours and put on more than 2,600 events during the 2016-2017 season!

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.