"I have seen and heard of the impact that FIRST has on the participants and want to support that."

"I want to give back to an organization that has given me so much."


"There is no greater joy than to see the spark in kids eyes when they get the “spark” of learning."

"Because my grandma told me everything Dean Kamen touches is gold."


"Gracious Professionalism® is a great value to teach our young people."

"Quite simply because FIRST is the best thing ever and I can’t get enough of it!"


"I have four sons that are now engineers because of FIRST."


"Because FIRST changes so many lives."


Volunteer Info

Welcome Volunteers

FIRST is truly a volunteer driven organization. With close to 27,000 teams in four programs worldwide, it takes a large and diverse group of volunteers to make FIRST successful; Mentors and Coaches guide the kids on their teams, Event Volunteers make the hundreds of seasonal events possible and field volunteers continue to help FIRST grow season after season.

The Volunteer section of our website is meant to support you, our volunteers who make it all possible. We strive to provide you with pertinent information and resources that will keep you informed, support your efforts and help you get the most out of your volunteer experience with FIRST.

Whether you have four hours on 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.

Become a FIRST volunteer and you’ll find a community of like-minded, dedicated individuals and a sense of camaraderie, excitement, and joy while working For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology (FIRST).