FIRST® volunteers champion the game, inspiring a future built better together.

When you’re a FIRST volunteer, you empower students to be future changemakers. Working side by side with FIRST participants, you inspire them to use their skills to make a positive impact on their communities and the world. Volunteering with FIRST gives you the opportunity to share your knowledge - whether technical or non-technical, learn something new, build your resume, and network with other volunteers and sponsors. If you’re looking for a fast-paced, thrilling, and inspiring environment to make a difference, there’s a spot for you as a FIRST volunteer! #CHAMPIONTHEGAME

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Experience FIRST programs in action

Impact the next generation of changemakers! Volunteering with FIRST is an amazing opportunity for you to be energized, feel fulfilled, and have FUN. You’ll be inspired when you join our community and feel the energy and excitement that our programs bring to students and adults alike.

Mentors and Coaches

As a mentor or coach of a FIRST® team, you empower students to be future gamechangers. You're working side by side with FIRST participants to build their leadership and problem-solving skills and, more importantly, their sense of belonging and self-confidence. Your contribution to the success of FIRST programs is immeasurable.

Build up the next generation of innovators as a FIRST mentor or coach.

Event Volunteers

FIRST® hosts more than 3,600 events around the globe a year. These events are made possible through the support of event volunteers. There are various event volunteer roles ranging from fun squads and safety glass monitoring to judging, emcees and referees. Find information about FIRST programs, volunteer resources, opportunities, and more!

General Volunteer Resources

Looking for instructions, descriptions, policies, and forms to ease you into your volunteer experience? This general volunteer resources page has a number of documents to help support FIRST volunteers in their event volunteer journey.

FIRST Volunteer Recognition

Thank you, FIRST® volunteers! 

Because of your commitment to making a difference as a FIRST volunteer, the global movement for a better future is growing.

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.

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