Interested in volunteering at one of our 50+ FIRST competitions held all across Maryland from December through April?

See our 2015-2016 Calendar of Events in Maryland

Want More Information?

Please fill out our Maryland FIRST Volunteering Interest Form here.

There are numerous way for you to join the fun. FIRST relies on the help of volunteers to support all of our programs, assist at our events and competitions and plan for our future.

From technical experts and writers to logistics and educators, our volunteers have a broad spectrum of talents. Our programs, operations and competitions don't happen without hundreds of people just like you.

There are dozens of fun roles at our competitions for both technical and non-technical volunteers.  Training is provided.

FIRST is dedicated to promoting safety and security, for participants, volunteers, and staff who attend FIRST events. The procedures we have established protect you as a volunteer, and FIRST as an organization.

  • All volunteers are asked to register through the FIRST Volunteer Information Matching System (VIMS), which includes screening through the FIRST Youth Protection Program (YPP).  The VIMS allows interested volunteers to sign up for individual events and positions.
  • Event volunteers must be at least 13 years of age, however, some events set a higher minimum age requirement.  Under 18 years of age, parent/guardian permission is required to apply.

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