There are LOTS of ways to volunteer with FIRST!


  1. Volunteer at a Tournament
     
  2. Coach/Mentor a team
     
  3. Come to an Event
     
  4. Help spread the work on Facebook & Twitter
     
  5. Donate!

Volunteer at a Tournament

 

FIRST events are volunteer driven. Statewide tournaments take an average of 90 volunteers! Volunteer commitments vary from just a few hours to two days. Browse through our volunteer roles to see what you think is the best fit!

Learn more about specific volunteer roles and then register online to help at an event!

All FIRST volunteers must start by creating an account here:  https://my.usfirst.org/FIRSTPortal/Login/VIMS_Login.aspx

JrFLL Expos

  • December 13, 2014 • Centennial Hall, Juneau, AK
  • January 17, 2015 • South Anchorage High School, Anchorage, AK
  • February 7, 2015 • Barnette Magnet School, Fairbanks, AK

FIRST LEGO League Tournaments

Date Event Location City Volunteer Sign Up Link
December 6, 2014 Kenai Peninsula Qualifier Skyview High School Soldotna Sign me up!
Deceber 5-6, 2014 Lower Kuskokwim Qualifier Gladys Jung Elementary Bethel Sign me up!
December 6, 2014 ACS Anchorage Qualifier I Central Middle School Anchorage Sign me up!
December 6, 2014 GCI Virtual Qualifier Volunteers based at GCI Office in Anchorage done via Video Teleconference Sign me up!
December 13, 2014 Anchorage Qualifier II Central Middle School Anchorage Sign me up!
December 13, 2014 Juneau Robot Jamboree - Southeast Qualifier Centennial Hall Juneau Sign me up!
January 10, 2015 Anchorage Qualifier III Central Middle School Anchorage Sign me up!
January 10, 2015 Mat-Su Qualifier Twindly Bridge Charter School Wasilla Sign me up!
Janaury 17, 2015 Alaska Robot Rendezvous - Invitational Championship South Anchorage High School Anchorage Sign me up!
February 7, 2015 Tanana Valley Robot Rally - Open Championship Barnette Magnet School Fairbanks Sign me up!

FIRST Tech Challenge Tournaments

ALL of our event volunteers are asked to register as official volunteers for FIRST. 

Sign up to be a volunteer and then search for events in Alaska at: https://my.usfirst.org/FIRSTPortal/Login/VIMS_Login.aspx

Have questions? FIRST has a great FAQ guide regarding the Volunteer Information Managment system and Youth Protection Program.  

Here are the FTC events you'll have to chose from!

Date Event Location City
November 21-22, 2014 Anchorage Qualifier Dimond High School Anchorage
January 23-24, 2015 Eagle River Qualifier Eagle River High School Eagle River
January 23-24, 2015 Southeast Qualifier Thunder Mountain High School Juneau
January 23-24, 2015 Fairbanks Qualifier UAF Wood Center Fairbanks
February 3-5, 2015 Lower Kuskokwim Qualifier Alaska National Guard Readiness Center Bethel
February 20-21, 2015 Alaska State Championship UAA Alaska Airlines Center Anchorage
March 27-29, 2015 Western Super-Regional

Oakland Convention Center

(We know this is an out-of-state event, but every once in a while we have some dedicated volunteers that want to travel to help out. WE LOVE WHEN THAT HAPPENS!)

Oakland, CA

 


Coach or Mentor a Team

Coaching or mentoring a team can be very time intensive, but is equally rewarding. Coaches do NOT need experience in engineering or robotics (most of our coaches are teachers and parents! Coaches meet with teams anywhere from once a week to nearly every day -- it's up to you and your team.

Local professionals and FIRST alumni will often help teams out as mentors. Mentors might not be able to be at every team meeting, but can offer consistent technical assistance and a real world perspective that is invaluable for teams.

Email rparks@jedc.org for more information on coaching!


Come to an Event -- Cheer on our kids!!

Spectators help make FIRST events exciting! Let our teams know that what the're doing is important and worthwhile by showing up and CHEERING!

Check out our event calendar for dates and locations of our upcoming events!


Spread the Word about FIRST

If you would like a FIRST volunteer or team to come and do a presentation at your office, school, church or club - let us know! Contact Becca at rparks@jedc.org or 907-523-2334 to schedule a presentation or workshop!

Post a flyer at your office, local coffee shop or grocery store to help advertise local events or link to our website to share program information!

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Make a Donation

If you would like more information on sponsorship and other donations, please contact us at rparks@jedc.org or 907-523-2334.