Volunteering with FIRST Washington

Whether you have a weekend to help, want to mentor for a length of time, have technical or nontechnical expertise, there is a volunteer role suited to your unique interest.

FIRST  Washington volunteering system is  hosted through FIRST global Volunteer Information Management System (VIMS).  If you have not volunteered before please allow 20 minutes to create your Volunteer Profile on VIMS.  Your profile must be created and established 5 business days before an event. To create your volunteer profile on VIMS please click here.  If you are interested in volunteering as a mentor for a team, project or outreach opportunities please fill out this form we will work to help place you with the team of your choice.

Why Volunteer

Why volunteer with FIRST Washington?

  • 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 to grow the next generation of our workforce
  • Help celebrate science and technology
Who Are FIRST Volunteers

Who are FIRST Volunteers?

  • Community leaders
  • Employees of corporate sponsors
  • Teachers
  • Parents
  • University students and faculty
  • FIRST alumni and friends
Possible Event Volunteer Opportunites


Spend a day evaluating FIRST teams on their community outreach, research projects, robot design, business plans and engineering notebooks. Judges are trained the morning of the competition and meet with teams of student in judging pairs. You did not need to have any technical or engineering background to serve as a judge – just a desire to help a young person. We promise this will be one of the coolest Saturday’s or Sunday’s you will have all year! Judges are needed for FIRST LEGO League (December-January), FIRST Tech Challenge (November-March) and FIRST Robotics Competitions (March-April). Every competition requires many judges so sign up today!


Try your refereeing skills in this fast paced competitions. You will be mentored by the head referee for the day, but this position does require some advance knowledge of the FIRSTchallenge and points. An online tool will be shared with you in advance if this position is of interest to you. Referees are needed for FIRST LEGO League (December-January), FIRST Tech Challenge (November-March) and FIRST Robotics Competitions (March-April)

Thank You

Thank you for volunteering with FIRST!  We appreciate and value your time.