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

Ambassador Coordinator
Assign As Needed
Awards Assistant
Control System Advisor
Crowd Control
Field Assembly/Disassembly
Field Repair/Reset
Field Supervisor
FIRST Technical Advisor Assistant (FTAA)
Game Announcer
Head Referee
Judge Advisor
Judge Assistant
Lead Robot Inspector
Lead Safety Advisor
Lead Safety Glasses Attendant
Lead Team Queuer
Machine Shop Attendant
Machine Shop Shuttle Driver
Machine Shop Staff
Master of Ceremonies (Emcee)
Official Scorer
Pit Administration Supervisor
Pit Administration Support
Pit Announcer
Practice Field Attendant
Registration System Attendant
Registration System Supervisor
Replacement Parts Attendant
Robot Inspector
Safety Advisor
Safety Exit Monitor – Championship
Safety Glasses Attendant
Scholarship Attendant
Team Queuing
Team Social Attendant
VIP/Media Check-in Table
Volunteer Lounge Monitor
Volunteer Registration/Information Table
Website Evaluator
Website Evaluator Advisor

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: under 18 / over 18

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:
Mike Chenoweth:
"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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