Welcome to FIRST! We are a community that enjoys supporting STEM education and competitions, and we especially enjoy having fun!  Thank you for contributing your time and enthusiasm to support the teams!

Would you like to volunteer at an event?
Here is what you need to do to get started:

Step 1 - Create an account with FIRST .

  • Go to this link and create your new account, which will give you access to the FIRST Dashboard.
  • Step 2 - YPP Screening
    • Follow the directions for the Youth Protection Program screening.  All FIRST volunteers must be screened.
  • Step 3- Create your profile 
  • Step 4 - Apply to volunteer
    • Log into your Dashboard to apply for an event.
    • If you are not sure which event to apply for, you can look at our season event schedules:

Click here to view 2022-23 FTC Event dates
Click here to view the 2023 FRC Event dates

  • Step 5 - Confirmation
    • You will receive a confirmation email with your role assignment 2-3 weeks prior to the event.  
  • Volunteer 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:


Would you like to be a Mentor?
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



• 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!


Do you have more questions or need assistance?
We are happy to help!!
Contact us at

Inclement Weather


In case of Inclement Weather the day of
a FIRST Chesapeake Event,
Please call (804) 404-6653
after 5am for updates