Let's Unite to Build Tomorrow

As part of our global robotics community, FIRST® volunteers build and bolster millions of young people to embrace innovation and collaboration. 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. We build tomorrow through our thriving community filled with inspiration, creativity, and hope. With your help, the next generation will be ready and willing to solve the complex challenges facing our cities, towns, and communities. Let’s build them up and inspire a generation of global citizens to create a strong, sustainable Force for change. Together, we build tomorrow. Together, we RISE.

 

What it's like to volunteer for FIRST (FIRSTtv)

Volunteers discuss what it's really like to volunteer with FIRST. Includes instruction on volunteer registration.

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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.

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!

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.

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.

Thank You FIRST Volunteers

Our dedicated volunteers are the heart of our programs, and it is our amazing volunteer community that makes FIRST a success. FIRST volunteers share their talents, their passions, and their time to make a difference in the lives of students all over the world.

Teams & Events
Find Teams & Events in your area.
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.