Volunteers are the core of FIRST competition and other events. If you want to work as a team volunteer, please the mentor section of this website.
FIRST events are an exciting and fun-filled opportunity to see youth in action, applying the knowledge and skills developed through team participation. Each competition event depends on an abundance of volunteers with a broad spectrum of talents to support operating needs and competition demands. FIRST continually seeks more individuals to help. Whether you have four hours on a Saturday or a full day to spend with us, FIRST event-day volunteers help out during the event season, often for more than one FIRST program. Many of these roles are highly visible and can have a significant positive impact on the quality of the event. There is something to suit everyone’s style—whether you like fast-past actions or helping behind-the-scenes. Many event-day volunteer roles do not need to have any technical expertise.
For more information about volunteering for FIRST Tech Challenge, please contact Teresa Bukovics
Click here to find resources for FIRST Tech Challenge Volunteer training and development and learn more about becoming a FIRST Tech Challenge Volunteer or view the complete listing of volunteer opportunities at FIRST.
If you would like to Volunteer for any FIRST event, you must Register to Volunteer by creating a profile and get screened. All Volunteers must be screened as part of the FIRST Youth Protection Program.
Volunteers must apply for their roles using the FIRST Dashboard. After selecting a role, FIRST Tech Challenge will send an email to you with access to their training resources and certifications through Schoology. If you have applied for a role but have not received access to the training, please email FTCTrainingSupport@firstinspires.org.