Volunteer for FIRST!

FIRST makes it easy to become a volunteer.

A community of like-minded adults is ready and willing to help you find a volunteer spot that’s just right for your interest and skills level.

Volunteers make up 99% of the FIRST® workforce.

Whether you have a weekend to help, want to mentor a team, have technical or non-technical expertise, there is a volunteer role suited to your unique interest. Find information about FIRST programs, volunteer resources, opportunities, and more!

Roles and Opportunities

Central Valley Robotics and FIRST offer many opportunities to get involved! Whether you have four hours on a weekend, want to mentor/coach for a season, or just want to be a part of the overall experience, there is a volunteer role suited to your unique talents and interest.  Anyone age 13 or greater can get involved in our programs to help inspire the next generation.   Below you can find general descriptions of roles.  For a details list of roles and trainings, please click the buttons below.

CVR provides online training and certification for all roles.

The Event Experience

Every FIRST LEGO League and FIRST LEGO League Jr. event is an exciting and enjoyable experience for everyone involved.  All volunteers can expect a steady interaction with the teams and a healthy dose of the infectious spirit that makes FIRST famous.

Agendas

Central Valley Robotics has prepared agendas that breakdown the time commitments for volunteers.   You can view them by clicking the button below.

The Volunteer Lifecycle

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Before the Event

Signup to Volunteer

Anyone can signup to volunteer inside of MyCVR.

Online Training

CVR provides online training for all volunteers through our wiki and MyCVR.  This training allows volunteers to learn about their role and become certified in their role.

Event Preparation

CVR and our Event Partners will provide volunteers with important information about the event venue, call times, and more before the event over email.
During the Event

Arrival at the Venue

Volunteers will check-in to receive their volunteer shirt, morning refreshments (if available), and head to their morning meetings with the Key Volunteers.

Have Fun and Participate in the Event!

Volunteers will perform their duties and work with many teams during the event day.
Closing Ceremonies and Beyond

Closing Ceremonies

We invite all volunteers to attend the Closing Ceremonies to celebrate the accomplishments of all teams.

Feedback

CVR always strives to improve our events, and we ask our volunteers to provide feedback after the event through our surveys.

Continue the Experience

We encourage volunteers to continue their experience at multiple events each season!

Current Season Events

FIRST LEGO League Jr.

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Sign Up to Volunteer

Steps to Sign Up

Enrolling as a volunteer in our program is a simple process.  For FIRST LEGO League events in Central California, we are using our own custom management application called MyCVR.  All volunteers must register in MyCVR.

  1. If you are new to our area, please create a new account with MyCVR and complete all required information.
  2. Once you have created your account, please click the Volunteer link in the Quick Links section of the Dashboard.
  3. Complete the information on this page then click Submit at the bottom of the page.
  4. Click the “Volunteer” blue button (Under Role Applications) for the event(s) that you want to volunteer for and select the roles in order of preference.
  5. Most roles require training and certification, be sure to view the Trainings and Certifications section to complete any training modules.

Note: As apart of the application process, some volunteers will need to use the FIRST Volunteer Management system and fill out information required for an automated background check.  MyCVR will provide detailed instructions for those volunteers that need screening. 

Sign Up Using MyCVR