FIRST Volunteers Fuel the Mission

For 30 years, FIRST® volunteers have fueled the mission by inspiring millions of young people to reach for the stars. You are part of a global support system we've built for students who need a spark of curiosity and encouragement to launch their dreams. Together, we're inspiring the next generation of innovators, technology leaders, and changemakers here on Earth - and beyond.

 

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Volunteer - 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.

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.

Event Volunteers

Volunteers make up 99% of the FIRST® workforce. Whether you have a weekend to help, want to mentor a team, have technical or non-technical expertise, there is a volunteer role suited to your unique interest. Find information about FIRST programs, volunteer resources, opportunities, and more!

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.