Get Involved

Each season, FIRST Nevada needs dedicated volunteers for our exciting events and amazing mentors for our teams.  They are vital to the success of our programs , and we are grateful to each and every one.

We continue to grow more every year, and we are constantly seeking new mentors, volunteers, and supporters. Check out ways to Get Involved with us today!

Become A Coach/Mentor

FIRST Mentors play a crucial role in the success of a team, acting as the essential ingredient through the children they guide. Their contribution to the achievements of FIRST programs and ultimately to the overall success of FIRST is beyond measure. The amount of time, responsibility, and expertise mentors or coaches bring may vary, but what remains constant is their valuable contribution to the team’s learning, growth, and triumph. FIRST establishes impactful mentorship connections between young individuals and adult mentors and coaches. These mentors come from diverse backgrounds and fields, utilizing their knowledge and expertise to guide students throughout the season. They have the flexibility to dedicate as little or as much time as they can offer to a team.

Who are FIRST Mentors and Coaches?

  • Can be a person of any age, teaching others what they know
  • Brings either technical or non-technical expertise to the team
  • Provides the opportunity for students to learn directly through experiences
  • Knows that Mentoring and Coaching is about inspiring and guiding
  • Provides students the environment to succeed
  • Is patient, supportive, enthusiastic, compassionate and available
  • Remembers what’s important – it’s about the kids and they come first

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Become a Volunteer

Volunteer Opportunities

Each season, FIRST Nevada utilizes hundreds of volunteers for our exciting events. Whether you have a few hours to volunteer or an entire day, there is a volunteer role suited to your unique talents and interest. Event volunteers take on a variety of roles from judging to crowd control; both technical and non-technical roles. We welcome all talents, ideas, skills, and enthusiasm, with no experience required.

Become a Sponsor

Sponsorship and support from companies in Nevada is vital to the success of FIRST Nevada Robotics. Through the resources they provide, our Sponsors are helping FIRST Nevada inspire young people to become the next generation of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEAM) professionals. This support, including financial contributions, in-kind donations, employee volunteerism and mentoring, provides vital resources for FIRST Nevada’s organizational growth, and is a testimony to the value found in FIRST programs. These K-12 after-school programs provide engaging, educational programs which greatly benefits the youth in Nevada.

  • FIRST Nevada sponsorship opportunities include
    • Financial Sponsorship of programs and strategic initiatives
    • In-kind donations of parts, equipment of facilities
    • Scholarships & Internships for students
    • Employee Engagement
  • FIRST Nevada sponsorship benefits include
    • Financial Sponsorship of programs and strategic initiatives
    • In-kind donations of parts, equipment of facilities
    • Scholarships & Internships for students
    • Employee Engagement

FIRST Program Impact Data Results

FIRST Nevada programs benefit the community by increasing STEAM knowledge and 21st century work-life skills of its youth participants, with the ultimate goal of increasing the local STEAM workforce pipeline. Impacts also include increased volunteerism from adult mentor/coaches and engagement with local company sponsors and employees as volunteers. FIRST programs provide actual hands-on experiences which put into practice what students learn in the classroom, engaging them and making learning relevant. Our programs incorporate best-practice strategies to engage youth and cultivate interest in STEAM. These engaging STEAM programs greatly benefit the youth in Nevada.

All of our sponsors are critical to building programs that engage students in meaningful STEAM education, and we are grateful to each one for their unique contributions.

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FIRST Nevada is now participating in the the Albertsons Community Partners Program. Click here for more information.

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