Whatever your expertise, FIRST has a Volunteer opportunity for you. FIRST encourages Volunteers with both technical and non-technical expertise, and there’s NO EXPERIENCE REQUIRED!

Help us to change lives, change our culture, and change the future! Whether you have a few weekend hours, the desire to mentor a team for a season, or want to work behind the scenes to help FIRST grow, opportunities abound for people who want to give back. Over 160,000 adult Volunteers from every walk of life give freely of their time and talents because they witness firsthand the positive impact the FIRST experience has on so many young lives.

Learn more about volunteering for programs here:

FTC

FRC

FLL

All Volunteers - Start here!

1.    Create an account at firstinsires.org. Once you have created your account (or if you already have one), log into your dashboard. 

2.    Click on the Volunteer Tab. Click the link "Apply for a Program" at the top, just under search for an event. We encourage you to click all 4 programs for the best FIRST experience!

3. Click the link for Youth Protection and New Mentor Training. Complete the steps for both, including submitting our information for a background check. Once done, make your way back to your dashboard.

 

3. On your dashboard, under the volunteer tab, there are two boxes, one for each of the main types of volunteers for FIRST programs. If one of those boxes looks like you, follow the prompts to complete your volunteer registration. If you aren't sure, or want some guidance, please email us at info@kyfirstrobotics.org with Volunteer in the subject line and a little information about yourself and we will help guide you.

4. If you volunteer for a role at an event, your training materials for that role will be available to you in your dashboard.

We look forward to working with you!!

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Searching for Key Volunteers!

Our programs are primarily volunteer-driven, and we are actively searching for key volunteers to help us grow successfully in Kentucky over the coming years. Please reach out to kelli@kyfirstrobotics.org if you are interested in having a front row seat as we grow the FIRST programs in Kentucky!

FLL Challenge - Regional Coordinator, Louisville Area

All FLL Challenge teams compete in a regional event close to their home location. In order to ensure equity and access to these events, we are in need of a regional coordinator for the Louisville area. This person or group would be responsible for planning and hosting a one day FLL Challenge regional event. Support and training is available for this position.

FTC - Kentucky Head Referee
This person would attend monthly referee training calls and monthly regional training calls with FIRST headquarters and volunteer as head referee for the state championship. The head referee communicates and ensures all referees have their training and ensures fair gameplay at the state level. As the program grows, this referee will ensure that all head refs within the state have the most up to date information, as well as teams. This is an exciting role, right in the middle of match play action! There is support and training for this role.

FTC - Kentucky Judge Advisor
This person would attend monthly judge advisor training calls and monthly regional training calls with FIRST headquarters and volunteer as Judge Advisor for the state championship. The Judge Advisor communicates and ensures all judges have their training and understand their role. As the program grows, this Judge Advisor will ensure that all judges within the state have the most up to date information, as well as training Judge Advisor in events throughout the state. This role really allows you to get to know the teams!  There is support and training for this role.

FTC - Volunteer Coordinator
This person will help match volunteers with roles that are needed. They will also attend events to check-in volunteers and ensure they have the training and support they need. This person is vitally important to successful events!  There is support and training for this role.