Get Involved

You can make a difference by inspiring a new generation of problem-solvers for the Kansas City region. Get involved today!


FIRST is powered by volunteers who coach and mentor teams, organize competitions and events, and manage much of the day-to-day that makes FIRST possible.

FIRST volunteers are women and men of every age and occupation who bring the skills they use in their everyday jobs to the community. As the number of local tournaments increases, our demand for volunteers in all FIRST programs has grown substantially. Make your mark on your community by joining in the fun this season.

Volunteers register through the FIRST national site. See an overview of opportunities and  set up your FIRST account here.

Learn more about volunteering in Kansas City.


FIRST Kansas City thrives with support from local and regional corporations, educational and professional institutions, foundations and individuals. Our supporters provide significant funding, time and talent through mentors and other volunteers, equipment, supplies and more.

As the program continues to grow, it’s imperative that our cadre of committed partners expands to keep pace with the ongoing needs of our region.

And, there has never been a greater need. Kansas City area STEM-based companies are eager to employ a robust workforce of local professionals. Yet, all too often, there are simply not enough qualified candidates.

By partnering with FIRST through KC STEM Alliance, industry leaders can focus their giving and support while gaining regional recognition and exposure. Collaborating with other STEM organizations to significantly increase the number of high school and college students pursuing STEM careers in our region will benefit our community for generations to come.

To learn more about partnering with FIRST through KC STEM Alliance, contact Martha McCabe.

Sponsorships for FIRST in Kansas City


Are you a FIRST Alumni college graduate now working in the Kansas City area? If so, please consider mentoring a team or volunteering at one of the FIRST events in the Greater Kansas City Region—or just letting us know you’re here!

All FIRST Alumni are encouraged to connect with us so we can keep you up to date about events and networking opportunities. Complete the “I want to find out more” form on this page to get in the alumni loop. This requires no commitment on your part, and your contact information is kept secure.

If you are currently giving your time and talent as a mentor or volunteer to expand science and technology training for Kansas City area kids with FIRST, thank you! You know first hand how inspiring a hands-on FIRST team experience can be.