Volunteer Recognition

FIRST strives to recognize the efforts of truly dedicated volunteers, often thought to be the "heart" of FIRST programs. The support of an amazing volunteer community helps to make FIRST successful. It doesn’t matter which FIRST program you volunteer for, you will always walk away at the end of the day with a sense of pride and fulfillment, knowing that you have helped children experience what they never might have without FIRST and without you!
 

Year of Service Pins

All FIRST Event Volunteers are eligible to receive a FIRST Volunteer Year of Service Pin. Pins are awarded at the 1, 3, 5, 10, 15, and 20 year service milestones and are distributed at local events. Volunteers receive their pin as they begin the year of service designated on the pin. For example, a volunteer who is volunteering for the first time this year should receive a 1 year pin. A volunteer currently in their 5th year of volunteering should receive a 5 year pin and so on. 

These pins are tokens of appreciation for the countless hours FIRST volunteers dedicate to our mission. Our hope is that all FIRST volunteers wear their pin(s) with pride and look forward to the anticipation of receiving their next Year of Service Pin.

Order Year of Service Pins

Questions about the Year of Service Pin Program?  Contact volunteer@firstinspires.org

Volunteer of the Year

Every year, each FIRST Program presents a Volunteer of the Year award at Championship. Each Program determines who best personifies the vision and mission of FIRST within their program. The award is presented to an individual, business, or organization that consistently excels in the their efforts, with proven results in the areas to Expand Participation, Increase Diversity, Scale Efficiently, or to Ensure Sustainability.