Become a Volunteer
IndianaFIRST is truly a volunteer-driven organization. With over 300 teams state-wide, it takes a large and diverse group of volunteers to make IndianaFIRST successful: mentors and coaches guide the students on their teams, event volunteers make the seasonal events possible, and field volunteers continue to help IndianaFIRST grow season after season. Volunteers are community leaders, employees of small businesses and large corporations, teachers, parents, university students and faculty, FIRST alumni… and YOU!
- Make a difference in the lives of young people.
- Inspire and engage youth in hands-on STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) activities.
- Network with like-minded professionals.
Help at an Event
There are many regional and championship competitions, both official and off-season, that take place throughout the state. Every event requires 40 — 80 volunteers to make it a success. No expertise is required, just a passion to help our future leaders grow and succeed.
For more information on volunteer opportunities, please contact us.
Mentor a Team
As a mentor or coach of an IndianaFIRST team, you will work side by side with kids ages 6 to 18, providing experiential learning opportunities and showing students how math, science, and technology are used to solve problems in the real world.
If you are interested in becoming a mentor, please contact us. For those specifically interested in mentoring an FRC team of high school students, you can visit our map below to see where all the FIRST Tech Challenge and FIRST Robotics Competition teams in Indiana are located in order to see if there is a team in your area that might fit your interests. We also recommend finding an event in your area. Attendance is free and you will be able to see a competition first-hand while meeting teams from your area.