Event Volunteers

FIRST® hosts thousands of events around the globe annually. These events are made possible through the support of event volunteers who work alongside others who are passionate about the mission of FIRST to run seasonal events at the local, regional, and even international levels. 
As an event volunteer you will:
  • Empower students to be good global citizens who understand that they can use their collective skills to make a positive impact in one person’s life, in their community, and even the world.  
  • Join a community of like-minded individuals that support FIRST programs.
  • Receive general FIRST training and training for your volunteer role. 
  • Have access to certificates of volunteerism and other recognition items. 


No matter your availability and the level you want to be involved in, there is a role for you, from safety attendees to judges, and emcees to referees. Some roles require minimal time commitment with succinct day-of preparation. Other roles require pre-event training and longer participation on event days. Technical and non-technical event volunteer roles are available to support FIRST programs. 

Event volunteers can be:
  • FIRST alumni 
  • Community members and leaders 
  • Parents 
  • Teachers/Professors 
  • Professionals (technical or non-technical) 
  • Employees of corporate sponsors 
  • College students and faculty 
  • FIRST teams/participants 
  • Friends and family members of students


Available volunteer positions by program:


Get Started
Join 250,000 people around the world preparing a new generation of young people for the future through engaging, hands-on robotics programs. Volunteering at a FIRST event is an amazing opportunity for you to be energized, feel fulfilled, and have fun. Search for local events near you.

Check out our Event Volunteer Checklist for more information and detailed walkthrough of the registration process.


Register to Volunteer

Contact us at volunteer@firstinspires.org