Volunteers Power FIRST RGV at Every Level
Volunteers power FIRST RGV at every level, impacting more than 4,000 young people around the Rio Grande Valley each year. Whatever your expertise, FIRST RGV has a volunteer opportunity for you. Whether you have a few weekend hours, the desire to mentor a team for a season, or want to work behind the scenes to help FIRST RGV grow, opportunities abound for people who want to give back – helping to change lives, change our culture, and change the future.
Once you register with us, we will assign a local ambassador to help guide you through the onboarding process, training and welcoming you to the FIRST family.
*PLEASE NOTE* All adult volunteers must undergo a county, state and federal background investigation to ensure we do our part to protect our youth in our programs. Once you register, you will be contacted by our local volunteer coordinator to guide you through the process. There is NO CHARGE for any background checks.
What Could I Help With?
Event Support – The easiest way to get involved with FIRST is to volunteer in supporting events. Each event needs more than 40 volunteers to be successful. Event volunteers receive training on the challenge and their specific role for the event (referee, registration, judging, usher, master of ceremonies, crowd control or safety). *can be technical or non-technical roles*
Program Support – This is a key volunteer role in the Rio Grande Valley as you are trained in either a specific program or on all four programs. These volunteers help given presentations, help recruit other volunteers, help fundraise to increase program bandwidth and to directly train volunteers that are assuming key roles. This role could also be clerical assistance in managing paperwork. (yes plenty of that)
Other – There is a role for everyone in supporting FIRST in the Rio Grande Valley.
Im Not An Engineer...
Thats ok. Neither am I. We need volunteers in various roles to support the technical and non-technical operations of our fast growing non-profit in the Rio Grande Valley. Don’t let your lack of technical skills prevent you from making a difference in STEM education. There is a role for everyone.