General Volunteer Resources Oct. 17 2023| 0 KB

Content Type: Volunteer
Tags: Training, Volunteer, Youth Protection

General Resources

New to volunteering? Check out these resources to help you get started. These resources cover many aspects of volunteering for FIRST® from registering to become a volunteer, a deeper dive into using the different features of the Volunteer Registration system, how to complete your Youth Protection screening process, and all the things you wanted to know about being a FIRST volunteer.

FIRST Volunteer Handbook - Comprehensive guide to the different ways people can volunteer with FIRST. Includes expectations, descriptions of trainings, policies, and other resources.

Volunteering with FIRST Flyer- Helpful information on how to volunteer with FIRST

FIRST Event Volunteer Checklist - Become a more effective FIRST event volunteer.

FIRST Mentor/Coach Checklist - To guide you through your journey as a volunteer mentoring or coaching a FIRST team.

The FIRST Mentor Network – connect with local teams to provide in-person or virtual services including technical, administrative, or creative skills.

FIRST Championship – learn more about volunteering at FIRST Championship

Volunteer Trainings

Volunteering with FIRST - an introductory learning module for mentors, coaches, and event volunteers that explores what FIRST is and what it means to volunteer with FIRST.

Remote Mentoring with FIRST-  a brief simulation training that explores the fundamentals of remote meetings for mentors and coaches. 

Mentoring and Coaching with FIRST - a cross-program training module designed for new and prospective mentors and coaches that will allow you to develop a deeper understanding of the expectations of the role and where to find support.

Inspiring Success Training is for coaches, mentors, volunteers, partners, and other key stakeholders who work directly with students and are committed to creating diverse, inclusive, and equitable teams and are committed to creating a sense of belonging for students. This training is delivered in three modules. We recommend completing each module in one sitting.    

The FIRST Volunteer Customer Service Training will equip you with the tools needed to provide inspiration, safety, support, and a positive experience to our customers. Our customers are anyone who participates in FIRST including teams, parents, coaches/mentors, teachers, sponsors, spectators, and other volunteers.     

Youth Protection Training will enable you to recognize situations that may pose a threat to team member safety and learn the steps to take the actions necessary to prevent and report injuries. 

System Guides and Documentation

Volunteer Registration User Guide - Frequently asked questions regarding Volunteer Registration. 

Volunteer Screening Guide - Information about the volunteer screening process.

FIRST Mentor Network Guide - Information on how to access and use the FIRST Mentor Network.

BlueVolt User Guide - Information on how to access and use the BlueVolt learning system.

Event Volunteer Role Descriptions

FIRST LEGO League Explore 

FIRST LEGO League Challenge

FIRST Tech Challenge

FIRST Robotics Competition

Recognition Resources

Volunteer Recognition Store – purchase coach/mentor pins, alumni volunteer patches, and year of service pins.

Download Season Theme Volunteer Digital Content – download season theme volunteer digital content such as social media profile images and headers, as well as phone and computer wallpapers.

Download Volunteer Year of Service Digital Graphics - download volunteer year of service digital graphics for use on social media or in email signatures.

Volunteer Newsletter

Subscribe to the FIRST Volunteer Newsletter

View Recent Editions of the FIRST Volunteer Newsletter


Conflict of Interest and Disclosure Statement - A required form for specific volunteer roles.