Opportunity Details

Children & Youth
STEM,Vocational Exploration,Community Engagement

Age Minimum (with Adult): 16+, Minimum Age:22+

Referral: FIRST Illinois Robotics League Championships

 Volunteering with FIRST is an amazing opportunity for you to be energized, feel fulfilled, and have FUN. You’ll be inspired when you join our community and feel the energy and excitement that our programs bring to students and adults alike.  FIRST® is More Than Robots.  FIRST® participation has proven to encourage students to pursue education and careers in STEM related fields, inspired them to become leaders and innovators, and enhanced their 21st Century work-life skills.  FIRST is more than a Robot “see why   https://rebrand.ly/This-isnt-a-Robot  

Volunteers  will be working side by side with FIRST participants (7th-12th grade)  to build their leadership and problem-solving skills and, more importantly, their sense of belonging and self-confidence.   We build tomorrow through our thriving community filled with inspiration, creativity, and hope. With your help, the next generation will be ready and willing to solve the complex challenges facing our cities, towns, and communities. Let’s build them up and inspire a generation of global citizens to create a strong, sustainable Force for change. Together, we build tomorrow. 
Volunteer positions that requires some preparation:    
  •     Referee  (if you have been a Soccer or Basketball  referee-this is a great position that puts you in the middle of all the action)  
  •     Field Technical Advisor (If you can fix your wifi at home-check out this role)
  •     Field Inspector  (Again, if you can fix your wifi at home-check out this role)
  •     Robot inspector 
  •     Scorekeeper (Comfortable around computers a plus)
Positions that require no advance preparation:
  •     Team Check-in
  •     Field Reset
  •     Team Queuer
A detailed description of all volunteer roles can be found at  https://rebrand.ly/Register-To_Volunteer 
 Volunteers are required to obtain FIRST Youth Protection Clearance (YPC), before beginning regular involvement with the team or event. This process entails: ■ Viewing a short information video. ■ Reading and agreeing to abide by the Code of Conduct and Fundamental Safety Guidelines. ■ Submitting legal full name, legal address, number of years at this address, and date of birth confidentially to a certified screening agency contracted by FIRST for purpose of a criminal background and sex offender registry check

***This is a Referral Opportunity through Chicago Cares. Chicago cares does not manage the volunteer experience for these projects and volunteers are subject to each partner organization's volunteer protocol. Chicago Cares is not liable for injuries, loss, or damage at referral projects. No Chicago Cares staff will follow up with you about the logistics for this program, however, a staff person from the managing organization will be responsible for doing so.*** 
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