Our volunteers are the key to our success. Whether your skills are technical or not, or even a bit rusty, we can use your help. Program support, pre-event planning, assistance with workshops and competitions, help with a team – all are needed, and we would love for you to join us. Your time commitment could be from one day at a workshop or competition to several hours per week working with a team.
If you are interested in becoming a judge at a competition, please read our FRC judging expectations here.
Did you know?
A qualifying tournament in the FIRST Robotics Competition or the FIRST Tech Challenge can require up to 100 volunteers each day. The Championships need more than 120 volunteers, both technical and non-technical, per day.
There are more than 130 FIRST Robotics Competition teams across Maryland, the District of Columbia, and Virginia. Nearly 200 teams in Virginia participate in the FIRST Tech Challenge. Many of these teams need adult mentors to help with team organization, project management, mechanical and electrical design, programming, CAD, marketing, web applications, presentation skills, and more.
If you would like some more information before volunteering:
Email firstname.lastname@example.org with questions about becoming a mentor or event volunteer.
Age requirements for volunteers:
To apply to volunteer:
Interested in learning about volunteering for other FIRST programs? 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