Empower the next generation of changemakers and innovators

Volunteers are a huge part of the FIRST Tech Challenge Program! Have a life-changing impact on the lives of young people and inspire students to seek careers in STEM. Commitment is Flexible. Even if you only have a few hours to give, your contribution can make a difference.


Works with the team in their area of expertise. Helps provide valuable support and guidance. Directs the process the team follows to solve the yearly game challenge, without providing the solution themselves.

Serve as a resource on a one-time or multiple-time basis.

Engage. Inspire.

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Programming/Software Engineering (Java)
  • Electrical Engineering
  • CAD
  • Help team members apply and understand engineering concepts
  • Machining and Fabrication
  • Finance / Fundraising / Grants

Inspire your future workforce! Talk with the team about your career or job in a STEM field.

Fill out the volunteer interest form below to be paired with our team or another FIRST team that is located in your area.

Event Volunteering

A volunteer donates their time to fill necessary roles at competition events. Min age of 13, some roles require min age of 21. Training is provided. Flexible, usually requires full day commitment on competition days; highly rewarding.

Our FTC Program is in most need of Competition Judges. The primary role of a judge is to interview teams, and to decide which teams deserve an award based on team interviews, the robot, match play, and the engineering portfolio.

ROLE opportunities

  • Judging
  • Field Resetters – Resets the game elements after each match
  • Scorekeepers – Keeps score during the match
  • Querers – Ques the teams for upcoming matches
  • Referees – Learn rules of the game and watch for violations during matches
  • Set up / Take Down Crew


Having trouble navigating the FIRST website?
Check out the below video on registering to volunteer in the FIRST portal.

Email us at or contact FTC Louisiana directly at

Dark Matter
Community Team

FTC TEAM #14374

St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana

FIRST Tech Challenge students learn to think like engineers. Teams design, build, and code robots to compete in an alliance format against other teams. We’re building our future.

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