At the 2020 FIRST® Championship, you will work side by side with FIRST participants from around the world to help build their leadership and problem-solving skills and, their sense of belonging and self-confidence, and most importantly, help them have fun! Available volunteer roles include everything from game-field setup and judging to safety glass monitoring and being part of the fun squad.

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.

Together, we build tomorrow. Together, we RISE.

Register to Volunteer

Volunteer Benefits

  • Receive a FIRST Championship volunteer t-shirt and gift.
  • Have access to discounts on hotels and travel for the event. 
  • Receive complimentary meals during volunteer shift.
  • Inspire kids from around the world.
  • And have fun inspiring thousands of youth in a super-charged, energetic environment.

Available Volunteer Roles

FIRST Robotics Competition

FIRST Tech Challenge




Start Volunteer Registration

Registration steps:

  1. Create an account at http://my.firstinspires.org/Dashboard/
  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

Start 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.

Step by Step Registration Guide & FAQs ​ |  Volunteer Screening Guide

FIRST Championship Merch

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