There are LOTS of ways to volunteer with FIRST!
Volunteer at a Tournament
Coach/Mentor a team
Come to an Event
Help spread the work on Facebook & Twitter
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
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!
|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!)
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 email@example.com for more information on coaching!
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!
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 firstname.lastname@example.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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If you would like more information on sponsorship and other donations, please contact us at email@example.com or 907-523-2334.