Event Volunteering

Event Volunteers are essential to the success of our students.  They uphold FIRST Washington Core Values: Discovery, Inclusion, Innovation, Impact, Teamwork and Fun!

There are many fun roles to new and veteran volunteers to fill at events! Most require no STEM background, just a passion for helping kids learn!

No matter your availability and the level you want to be involved in, there is a role for you, from safety attendees to judges, and emcees to referees. Some roles require minimal time commitment with succinct day-of preparation. Other roles require pre-event training and longer participation on event days. Technical and non-technical event volunteer roles are available to support FIRST programs.


Event Volunteers Can Be:

  • FIRST alumni
  • Community members and leaders
  • Parents
  • Teachers/Professors
  • Professionals (technical or non-technical)
  • Employees of corporate sponsors
  • College students and faculty
  • FIRST teams/participants
  • Friends and family members of students


Judges are essential volunteers across all three of our programs, and they have the ability to positively impact the quality of every event. If you’re new to FIRST, Judging is a great place to start!

Upcoming Events

OSPI Kickoff Meeting

OSPI Kickoff Meeting

Date September 12, 2023Time 7:00 pm - 8:30 pmVenue RemoteOrganizer FIRST WashingtonCategory FLL FRC FTCWebsite View Events Website

If you are the coach/school faculty that fills out the Washington State OSPI grant for your team or school district, please attend this meeting! We will be talking to coaches at all levels for the first part of the meeting and then will break into rooms to answer questi...