WE NEED YOU! The North Carolina FLL and FTC do not survive without Volunteers!
Volunteers are the heartbeat of both programs!
Every opportunity from Check-In to Master of Ceremony to Referee to Judge are men and women who believe in the Vision of FIRST. Each of the volunteer opportunities offers its own exciting and unique experience. Volunteers make up 99.9% of the FIRST workforce. Whether you have a weekend to help, want to mentor for a length of time, have technical or non-technical expertise, there is a volunteer role suited to your unique interest.
As a Volunteer, you can expect:
Communication — Communications will occur through event organizers. They will be available to answer all your questions prior to and during the event.
Training — You will receive training specific to your assigned job either before, or on the morning of the event.
Volunteer T-Shirt and Name Badge — Depending on the program and event, you may be given a t-shirt and name badge. These designate you as a FIRST Volunteer for the day. They allow you access to the area of your Volunteer job and are your ticket to the Volunteer lounge for food and refreshments throughout the day.
Year of Service Pins — Year of Service Pins are a small token of appreciation for the countless hours FIRST Volunteers dedicate to our organization. Regions participating in Service Pin program present Year of Service Pins to volunteers for the milestone years 1,3,5,10,15 and 20.
And a Whole Lot More! — It doesn’t matter which FIRST program you volunteer for, you will always walk away at the end of the day with a sense of pride and fulfillment, knowing that you have helped children experience what they never might have without FIRST and without your support.
Why volunteer with FIRST?
Make a difference in the lives of young people
Help kids discover the fun in science and technology
Help young people apply real-world math and science concepts
Network with like-minded professionals
Help celebrate science and technology
Who are FIRST Volunteers?
Employees of corporate sponsors
University students and faculty
FIRST Alumni and friends
For additional information on volunteering for an event:
YOUTH PROTECTION POLICY: The purpose of the FIRST Youth Protection Program (FIRST YPP) is to provide Coaches, Mentors, Volunteers, employees, others working in FIRST programs, team members, parents, and guardians of team members with information, guidelines, and procedures to create safe environments for everyone participating in FIRST programs.