Volunteer for an Event

FIRST Chesapeake volunteers are the key to inspiring today’s youth to become tomorrow’s innovators and technology leaders. A FIRST Chesapeake event requires over 100 volunteers each day. Regardless if you have technical or non-technical expertise, there is a volunteer role for you!


Why volunteer? 

  • Make a difference in the lives of young people
  • Inspire youth in STEM activities
  • Network with like-minded professionals 


Which role is right for me?

  • Some volunteer positions require technical skills, but many simply require enthusiasm and willingness to help support FIRST. All roles come with training and a supportive community.  
  •  To learn more about volunteer roles, click HERE


How do I volunteer? 

Returning Volunteers

  • Click HERE to log in and apply for an event.


New Volunteers

  • New volunteers will have to create an account  and be screened, under the FIRST Youth Protection Program. You will then be able to apply for an event.
  • Once your profile is created login to your Dashboard to search and apply for an event.
  • You will receive confirmation email with your role 2-3 weeks prior to the event.
  • Requirements-
    • Event volunteers must be at least 13 years old
    • Parent/guardian permission required for all volunteers under 18
    • For high school students looking for community service hours, the on-site Volunteer Coordinator can complete forms at competition.


For additional assistance, please consult the following resources:


What competitions are in my area? See our volunteer flyer


Question about volunteering? Contact us at volunteer@firstchesapeake.org


Mentor a Team

Mentors are individuals from all backgrounds and disciplines who work side by side with students to share their knowledge and help guide them through the season.  Many mentors contribute weekly during competition season. 


Sample Mentor Roles

Non-technical Technical
• Project Manager Mentor • Robot Programming (C++, Java, or Labview)
• Scholarship Mentor • Electrical Engineering
• Marketing Mentor • Mechanical Engineering
• Finance Mentor  






Interested in working with a team as a mentor or need more information? Please contact volunteer@firstchesapeake.org


  Thank You!

THANK YOU to FIRST Chesapeake’s more than 1,700 volunteers who gave more than 34,000 hours during the 2017-2018 season!


Volunteer of the Year Award Winners for 2017-2018 Season

Joe Bouchard  

Jim Koca  



 Interested in learning about volunteering for other FIRST programs?

FIRST Tech Challenge, FIRST LEGO League and FIRST LEGO League Jr in Maryland


FIRST LEGO League or FIRST LEGO League Jr. in Virginia and Washington, DC