Volunteers make up 99% of the FIRST® workforce.

Volunteering with FIRST is an amazing opportunity for you to be energized, feel fulfilled and have FUN. The time you give will inspire every student participating in FIRST programs. One of the FIRST Core Values is Discovery: We explore new skills and ideas. Take some time this season to discover what it is like to volunteer with a FIRST program.

Volunteer Registration

To apply to be a volunteer, Sign up or Login to the FIRST Dashboard. After signing in, click “Volunteer Registration” to get started. You will be able to create an account, apply to volunteer at an event, or request to join a team as a mentor or coach. After you’ve applied you can go back in to check your event volunteer role assignment status and if you have any notifications of tasks that you need to complete.

Click here to be taken to the regional event page or follow the directions below to search for the event.

  • From Dashboard, select “Volunteer Registration” -> “Event Volunteering”
  • Select Program – FRC
  • Select Country – United States, and State – California, and “Apply Filters”
  • Select Event – Del Mar Regional presented by Qualcomm
  • Volunteer to apply for a role!

 

Upon completion of your volunteer application, Volunteer Coordinators will be able to view your profile for staffing purposes. Volunteer Coordinators will officially send you a confirmation by email as to which position(s) you are assigned at an event, (days and times).

  • If you have NOT received an assignment confirmation for an event, you are NOT assigned yet.
  • Key Volunteers will receive FIRST -sponsored online trainings and/or conference calls prior to the events.
  • Volunteers receive safety information, and on-site orientation and/or training prior to the event.

Safety

At FIRST, student safety is always a priority. Every adult must become familiar with our Youth Protection Program (YPP). Take the time to watch our videos and read our Youth Protection materials. All adult volunteers from the United States and Canada must complete background screening through our Volunteer Registration for the safety of all FIRST team members (please note that the screening agency gives you the opportunity to donate to cover the cost FIRST pays for the background screening, but it is not required for you to pay, and does not effect your volunteer status).