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. Whether 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
  • Encourage youth in STEM activities
  • Network with like-minded professionals 
  • Inspire today’s youth to be tomorrow’s innovation leaders
  • Be a part of an amazing community 
  • Learn new skills
  • Enjoy the excitement and sport of robotics competition
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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. 
  • See the types of volunteer roles available for this season:

How Do I Volunteer?

Returning Volunteers

New Volunteers

Please consult the following resources:

 Want to be a part of the action?

2023-2024 FIRST Tech Challenge Event dates– check back for updates this summer

2024 FIRST Robotics Competition Event dates– check back for updates this summer

Downloadable Volunteer Flyer with 2023-2024 Event Dates- available late summer

Mentor a Team 

Question about volunteering or mentoring? Contact us at [email protected]

Does Your Company Support Volunteerism? 

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 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 that 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

Ryan Wolfrum

Joe Bouchard

Rose Young

Jeff Meyers

Jim Anderson

FTC Gold Circle Volunteer Award- Outstanding Group


FRC Gold Circle Volunteer Award- Individual Winners

David Boyd

Dr. Kate McBryan

Frederick Monroe

Julia Krueger

Kyle Johnson

FRC Gold Circle Volunteer Award- Outstanding Group

Porvair Filtration Group- and other volunteers, organized by David Keegan

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