Be Part of Something Extraordinary

Join us for the ultimate innovation celebration and build up and inspire the next generation of changemakers at FIRST® Championship Houston or FIRST Championship Detroit.

Available volunteer roles include everything from game-field setup and judging to safety glass monitoring and being on the fun squad. At the 2020 FIRST Championship, the role you take will help build the experience, self-confidence, and sense of belonging for FIRST participants from around the world. Find a role for you!

Volunteer Roles

Additional custom roles may become available. Sign up for all roles through Volunteer Registration

The minimum age to volunteer at FIRST Championship is 16. Volunteers over age 18 must complete Youth Protection Screening to be assigned as a volunteer. FIRST Championship volunteers should complete their volunteer registration seven days prior to the event. Some technical roles may require prior experience. See Volunteer Guide for additional information about minimum age policy and exceptions.

Volunteer Guide

Additional information can be found about the FIRST Championship volunteer experience for each location in the Volunteer Guides. These guides will contain the most up-to-date volunteer information as it becomes available. Check back periodically as sections may have updates.


  • 1. Create an account at
  • 2. Select the Volunteer Registration tab & choose 'Volunteer at an Event'
  • 3. Choose a program then choose either 'FIRST Championship Houston' or 'FIRST Championship Detroit'
  • 4. Choose an event role you're interested in
  • 5. Complete your required youth protection background screening


Volunteer Benefits

Receive a FIRST Championship volunteer t-shirt and gift.
 Work alongside teams and volunteers from around the world.
Have access to discounts on hotels and travel for the event.
Receive meals during their volunteer shift.
And have fun giving back in a super-charged, energetic environment.

Volunteer Orientation

Join the event-specific webinars listed below. Webinars include information about venue layouts, volunteer café, events, parking, and more. There will be time included at the end for questions. Slides will be posted by the date of each webinar and recordings will be posted within two days after the webinar on this page.

FIRST Championship Houston Volunteer Orientation 1 
March 23, 2020 7:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada) 
Register for the webinar.

FIRST Championship Houston Volunteer Orientation 2 
Apr 2, 2020 8:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada) 
Register for the webinar.

FIRST Championship Detroit Volunteer Orientation 1 
March 25, 2020 7:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada) 
Register for the webinar.

FIRST Championship Detroit Volunteer Orientation 2 
March 31, 2020 8:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada) 
Register for the webinar.

Last Updated 2/20/19

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