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No Robotics Experience Required!

 Volunteer for an Event

FIRST Chesapeake volunteers are the key to inspiring today’s youth to become tomorrow’s innovators and technology leaders. 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 

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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. 
  • Some roles might be remote and are not designed for in-person attendance.  



Ready to Sign Up? 

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New Volunteer Info

  • 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.
  • Event dates are usually released in the fall. 
  • 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.


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  







The NEW FIRST Mentor Network is an interactive platform allowing mentors to find FIRST teams to work with virtually or face to face, locally or across the country, for a few hours or for a season. Learn more and create your mentor profile today!


Question about volunteering or mentoring? Contact us at 



What to be a part of the action? 

Check back in the late summer for an update on the 2021-2022 season!

Just want to watch the season events? Go to our YouTube channel to watch the recordings

Need to catch up on your Volunteer Newsletter reading? Go here.


Are you interested is learning more about Dollars for Doers or Company Matching Gift ProgramsGo to this page to see if your employer participates, or for help designating FIRST Chesapeake as your employer's giving program beneficiary.




  Thank You!

We appreciate all the people who volunteered for the 2020-2021 season.

It really adds up- in 2018-2019 FIRST Chesapeake’s more than 1,500 volunteers gave more than 35,000 hours!


Volunteer of the Year Award Winner for 2020-2021 FTC Season


Ryan Wolfrum



 Interested in learning about volunteering for other FIRST programs? 
FIRST LEGO League Challenge program in Maryland
FIRST LEGO League in Virginia and Washington, DC



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In case of Inclement Weather the day of
a FIRST Chesapeake Event,
Please call 804.464.8945
after 5am for updates