International Volunteers help keep the robots running, make the matches fun, and keep the FIRST Global spirit alive. Ranging from high school students to professional engineers, our International Volunteers are an integral part of the FIRST Global experience.
“I am motivated to volunteer because I have seen the power of FIRST in my life, the life of my children and even my mother’s life and I want to make sure that other young people are given the same opportunity that we had, so I volunteer. I believe that competitions like FIRST Global are critically important to the future of our world. The students discover that they are a part of something bigger than themselves or their own country’s challenges, which leads them to a broader view of the world. In addition to the impact on the individual students, it provides developing nations opportunity to learn more about the technology that we take for granted. FIRST Global lays the foundation for a more peaceful future.” –Heidi Lovett, Volunteer