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University of idaho Extension Robotics

Phone: (208) 885-6299
Fax: (208) 885-4637

Mailing Address:
4-H Youth Development
University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive, MS 3015
Moscow, ID 83844-3015

Get Involved

FLL Tournament Volunteers

Check to see if there is a qualifying or championship tournament in your area for the 2014 World Class Season!

FLL tournaments are exciting and fun-filled opportunities to see youth in action, applying the knowledge and skills developed through team participation. Each competition event depends on an abundance of volunteers with a broad spectrum of talents to support operating needs and competition demands. FIRST® continually seeks more individuals to help.

Whether you have four hours on a Saturday or enough time to be trained prior to the event, FLL tournament volunteers help out during the FLL season, often for more than one Qualifying Tournament and/or State Championship. Many of these roles are highly visible and can have a significant positive impact on the quality of the event. There is something to suit everyone’s style—whether you like fast-past actions or helping behind-the-scenes. Many tournament volunteer roles do not need to have any technical expertise.

Download a list of FLL Tournament Volunteer Roles. 

Team Volunteers, Mentors and Coaches

Check out FLL 101 and other archived trainings.

FIRST® engages thousands of adult Team Mentors and Coaches volunteering with young people ages 6-18. Team Mentors and Coaches work side-by-side with our FIRST® teams to build self-confidence, knowledge and life skills while motivating young people to pursue opportunities in science, technology and engineering. They have a variety of backgrounds, but all share in the FIRST® commitment of inspiring young people, their schools, and communities an appreciation of science and technology, and how mastering these can enrich the lives of all.

The time needed for a Team Mentor or Coach will vary with the program selected. Teams not only need week-to-week guidance on the technology of their building and/or science projects, but they need guidance on organizing outreach and fundraising efforts in their community. Coaches and mentors do not need to have any technical expertise—just a willingness to inspire youth. Some teams need topic-related expertise for a short period of time, but generally these positions would require a 6-month commitment to team support.

Read more about Mentor and Coach Roles.