FIRST engages with over 100,000 volunteers who work with teams as coaches and mentors, provide event support at the hundreds of different competitions across the country, and help provide coordination of all the behind the scenes work at bringing all levels of FIRST competition to the K12 student community.
Registration as a volunteer allows a quick electronic background check as well as provides a means to identify your interests in FIRST as well as the select the events across the country where help is needed. This process provides a necessary means to coordinate and manage over 100,000 people in support of FIRST across the nation.
If you can coach or mentor a team, that is the most important and critical need for these kids. If you can provide direct help at the competitive events in numerous roles (field reset, safety, pit administration, event setup/teardown, referee, judging, queuing, and so on), that too is a huge way to help build upon the nationwide success of the FIRST programs.
Register to volunteer at https://www.firstinspires.org/ways-to-help/volunteer . Make sure to select the “SignUp Here” button at the bottom of the page (assuming you’ve never volunteered with FIRST before).