FIRST ® Volunteers
Empower the next generation of changemakers and innovators

FIRST® volunteers are part of a global robotics community preparing young people for the future. Even if you only have a few hours to give, your contribution can make a difference. Working side by side with FIRST participants, volunteers play an important role in shaping young minds and inspiring students to achieve.

A World-Wide Community of Volunteers

Over 316,000

volunteer opportunities

Over 28 Million

hours volunteered last season

106 Countries

where FIRST volunteers are serving

Become a Coach or Mentor

FIRST® mentors and coaches support more than half a million students across the globe each year. Mentors and coaches are individuals from all backgrounds who work with students to share their knowledge and guide them through the season. Coaches and mentors help foster Gracious Professionalism® and empower participants to engage meaningfully in the work, make critical decisions, and take ownership in team efforts.

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Volunteer at an Event

FIRST hosts thousands of events around the globe annually, made possible by volunteers who fill over 250,000 roles to accomplish the mission of FIRST. Volunteer roles range from safety attendants and field reset to judges, emcees, and referees. Volunteering at an event is a great way to share technical or professional knowledge, but you do not need special skills or expertise to volunteer.

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Become a FIRST Volunteer

Ready to volunteer? Create an account on the FIRST Dashboard to begin the registration process or fill out the form below for more information.

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Additional Opportunities to Get Involved


The community platform, FIRST® Mentor Network sponsored by NI, gives mentors the opportunity to use their unique skill sets to engage with teams for virtual or in-person mentorship.

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Giving to FIRST is an investment in our future innovators and leaders. FIRST donors and sponsors help prepare the young people of today for the world of tomorrow through their support. Inspire the next generation with our impact-proven programs.

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Volunteering at FIRST Championship is an action-packed and energetic experience, offering a large variety of roles within each program. Volunteers receive a t-shirt and access to discounts on hotels and travel, and meals during their volunteer shift.

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