Volunteer at a Tournament

FIRST events are volunteer driven. Statewide tournaments take an average of 90 volunteers! Volunteer commitments vary from just a few hours to two days. Browse through our volunteer roles listed below to see what you think is the best fit, create an online account in our volunteer system, and then search for a FIRST in Alaska event to volunteer at!

NOTE: All FIRST in Alaska volunteers are required to create a volunteer account and pass a background check prior to volunteering at an event. 




Planning to become a perennial volunteer? Use the link below to create a firstinspires.org account to make it easy to sign up for mutiple events!


Learn more about the different volunteer positions by clicking the links below:

FLL Jr. Expo Volunteer Roles

FIRST LEGO League Tournament Volunteer Roles

FIRST Tech Challenge Tournament Volunteer Roles

TOURNAMENT GEAR - Judging Polos & Referee Jerseys

NEW OPTION! Order your own Tournament Gear (Referee Jerseys & Judging Polos)

Coach or Mentor a Team

Coaching or mentoring a team can be very time intensive, but is equally rewarding. Coaches do NOT need experience in engineering or robotics (most of our coaches are teachers and parents! Coaches meet with teams anywhere from once a week to nearly every day -- it's up to you and your team.

Local professionals and FIRST alumni will often help teams out as mentors. Mentors might not be able to be at every team meeting, but can offer consistent technical assistance and a real world perspective that is invaluable for teams.

Sign up to be matched with a school/team to mentor in Alaska (Please note that all Mentors will be required to pass a background check):

Email firstak@jedc.org for more information on coaching!

Come to an Event -- Cheer on our kids!!

Spectators help make FIRST events exciting! Let our teams know that what the're doing is important and worthwhile by showing up and CHEERING!

Check out our event calendar for dates and locations of our upcoming events!

Spread the Word about FIRST

If you would like a FIRST volunteer or team to come and do a presentation at your office, school, church or club - let us know! Contact firstak@jedc.org or 907-523-2334 to schedule a presentation or workshop!

Post a flyer at your office, local coffee shop or grocery store to help advertise local events or link to our website to share program information!



Make a Donation

If you would like more information on sponsorship and other donations, please contact us at firstak@jedc.org or 907-523-2334.