Empower the next generation of changemakers and innovators
FIRST® volunteers are part of a global robotics community preparing young people for the future. Even if you only have a few hours to give, your contribution can make a difference. Working side by side with FIRST participants, volunteers play an important role in shaping young minds and inspiring students to achieve.
Does your company participate in a Dollars for Doers Program that donates cash grants to nonprofit organizations based on the time employees volunteer? VirginiaFIRST dba FIRST Chesapeake is an approved nonprofit. Please note, that we might be listed in your company’s list of nonprofit organizations as FIRST Chesapeake OR VirginiaFIRST.
Increase the impact of your donation or volunteer time with a corporate matching gift!
Many employers will match your financial gifts and volunteer hours. Thanks to the generosity of FIRST corporate supporters, employees have the option of doubling or even tripling their donation through the Matching Gift program. Find out if your employer will match your contribution!
Season Theme Digital Content
Celebrate your volunteer spirit on your social networks by displaying a new badge, profile picture, or header! You can download season theme digital content including wallpapers for your devices.
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We appreciate all the people who volunteered their time, support, and enthusiasm for the 2022-2023 season.
Gold Circle Volunteer Award Winners for 2022-2023
The GOLD CIRCLE VOLUNTEER AWARD recognizes volunteers who have gone above and beyond to support the mission of FIRST Chesapeake. Volunteers were nominated by other volunteers, team members, coaches, and mentors.
FTC Gold Circle Volunteer Award- Individual Winners
FTC Gold Circle Volunteer Award- Outstanding Group
FRC Gold Circle Volunteer Award- Individual Winners
Dr. Kate McBryan
FRC Gold Circle Volunteer Award- Outstanding Group
Porvair Filtration Group- and other volunteers, organized by David Keegan