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. Your support and dedication empower more than 660,000 students from 110 countries to become innovators, game changers, and better global citizens. Grab this season’s exclusive digital swag and prepare to #CHAMPIONTHEGAME. With wallpapers, social media covers, and electronic badges, you’ll be virtually outfitted as a FIRST volunteer. Thank you for being a champion of FIRST and a game changer for our participants.


Whether you are a new volunteer or have been volunteering for a while, highlight the number of years you’ve volunteered with FIRST with a virtual FIRST Volunteer Year of Service Pin! Add the image to online profiles or email signatures and celebrate how you #CHAMPIONTHEGAME. 



2020 - 2021 FIRST Coach Mentor pin

If you volunteer as a FIRST Coach or Mentor, be sure to grab the 2020-21 FIRST Coach Mentor Pin, too! As a FIRST coach or mentor, you work side by side with participants to develop their leadership and problem-solving skills and their self-confidence. You ready the players, preparing them to be the next generation of game changers. 


FIRST Volunteer Year of Service pins and FIRST Coach Mentor pins are also available for purchase as decorative lapel pins. Visit this link to check out available options. Pins make great gifts for coaches, mentors, or team or event volunteers. Commemorate the number of years of service with FIRST or celebrate the season as a coach or mentor. FIRST Coach Mentor pins from previous years are also available while supplies last. If you know a FIRST alum, celebrate them with a FIRST Alumni Volunteer Patch. Grab one for yourself or for your favorite FIRST volunteer today!


Featured products in FIRST Volunteer Recognition Store


Coaches and mentors, you can also access a Certificate of Appreciation directly from your FIRST Dashboard.  

  • Log in at
  • Click on My Dashboard in the upper right corner
  • Click on “Hello, Your Name” and select “Mentor/Coach Certificate” from the drop-down menu
  • Download the certificate, fill in your name, and print
  • Certificates are available in both letter and A4 printing sizes



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We encourage the FIRST community to share their teams’ legacies and victories, to recognize the ways volunteers and teams are being game changers during (and coming out of) the COVID-19 pandemicWe want to see how you are changing the game this season! Show us by adding #FIRSTGAMECHANGERS to your post and check out more posts from the FIRST community around the world:

To see recent FIRST Volunteer Stories, check out the FIRST Community blog at:

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Thank you FIRST volunteers, you Champion the Game

Thank you for being a FIRST volunteer!