FIRST relies on volunteers and donations to support teams and run events. All skill levels are welcome and needed, technical and non-technical. Teams need all kinds of skills to succeed, so what are you good at? Chances are we have a job for you. And we’ll probably teach you a few new ones while you’re with us.

Event Volunteers
Event Volunteers

How can you help? Click here to contact us and get more information.

  • Mentor – (3-4 hours per week) – working with the team as they design, build, program and test their robot for competition. Teams may start up anywhere around the province, but currently are in Victoria, Vancouver, and Nanaimo.
  • Visiting Mentor – (2-3 hours per visit) – to help a team solve a specific challenge with the robot design, programming, or walk the team through a Design Review before or after an event. Teams are located around the province, but mostly in Victoria, Vancouver or Nanaimo.
  • Event Volunteer – (1 day) – judges, referees, score keepers, master of ceremonies, runners, set-up, …. Most events are held in Victoria or Vancouver. Referees and judges should not be associated with any competing team, but all other event volunteers could be. How to register as an event Volunteer. Check our calendar to find upcoming events in your area.
  • Sponsor – help FIRST inspire young people to become the next generation of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) professionals.

More information for volunteers can also be found on the Volunteer page of the FIRST website.