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FIRST® in Alabama is a volunteer based non-profit 501(c)3 organization founded in 2015 to ensure every Alabama student has access to the exciting world of competitive robotics. FIRST® dedicated volunteers demonstrate a passion for FIRST® programs. These volunteers are aligned with our mission of making our Children’s future a success. They contribute their time, skills and expertise by serving on various committees, mentoring, judging, and on site the day of the event. If you would like to be part of helping secure a bright for all and collaborate with like-minded peers from all over the United States, then here is how you can volunteer!

Key volunteer roles   Non-key volunteer roles

Watch Our Video on How to Register to Volunteer

Event Volunteer Opportunities and Roles

Alumni & Scholarship Attendant
Awards Assistant
Control System Advisor
Crowd Control
Field Assembly/Disassembly
Field Repair/Reset
Field Supervisor
FIRST Technical Advisor (FTA)
FIRST Technical Advisor Assistant (FTAA)
Game Announcer
Head Referee
Inspection Manager
Judge Advisor
Judge Advisor Assistant (JAA)
Lead Robot Inspector
Lead Safety Advisor
Lead Safety Glasses Attendant
Lead Team Queuer
Machine Shop Attendant
Machine Shop Staff
Master of Ceremonies (Emcee)
Master of Ceremonies Assistant
Official Scorer
Pit Administration Supervisor
Pit Administration Support
Pit Announcer
Practice Field Attendant
Robot Inspector
Safety Advisor
Safety Glasses Attendant
Spare Parts Attendant
Student Ambassador
Student Ambassador Coordinator
Team Load-In/Out Attendant
Team Load-In/Out Manager
Team Queuing
Team Social Attendant
VIP Media Check-In Table
Volunteer Coordinator
Volunteer Lounge Monitor
Volunteer Registration Assistant
Volunteer Registration Supervisor
Webcast Operator (not available at all events)
Welcome Table Attendant
For information and descriptions on these roles, please visit firstinspires.org

volunteer-first-in-alabama2Register to be a Volunteer

Volunteers need to register in the FIRST® Volunteer Information System (VIMS)

Register as a Volunteer

If you need help with VIMS, you may find instructions here.

Register at least 2 weeks ahead of the event, and keep in mind that it may take up to a week for your name to appear on the list after you register. Volunteers also have to complete the FIRST® Youth Protection Program and screening.

To volunteer for a FIRST® in Alabama Robotics Competition FRC® event contact:
Janella Chenoweth:
Michelle Henson
"To transform our culture by creating a world where science and technology are celebrated and where young people dream of becoming science and technology heroes."
Dean Kamen, Founder of FIRST
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