How to Get Involved!

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!

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.

Who are FIRST Mentors and Coaches? Our team members say it best. A Mentor/Coach:

  • Can be a person of any age, teaching others what they know 
  • Brings either technical or non-technical expertise to the team
  • Provides the opportunity for students to learn directly through experiences

Find out more about Mentoring and Coaching Roles

Coaching: FIRST LEGO League Jr. and FIRST LEGO League

Mentoring: FIRST Tech Challenge and FIRST Robotics Competition

Check out the information about mentoring a team, or volunteering at an event.

Interested in starting a team? Find out the basics here.

Find out how to sponsor a team

Find a Team or Event in your area!