Register to be a Volunteer

Interested in volunteering? We have events all over Iowa during November, December and January!

All volunteers for FIRST® events need to register within the FIRST system. Each volunteer will see a dashboard after logging in and see four buttons toward the top: click on “Volunteer Registration” Next select the option “Volunteer at an event” in the options that appear in the middle of the page. From the next page, you can search for events in your area, and apply to be a volunteer at those events. If you’d like a little more information on how to register as a volunteer, check out our volunteer registration guide.

Volunteers will also have to undergo a background check per FIRST‘s Youth Protection Program.  Getting screened is easy and free.  With just a few minutes of your time, you are helping Iowa FLL and FIRST ensure the protection of the youth involved in our programs.

Screening is valid for four years. However, regardless of screening, you will need to log into your FIRST account and agree to this season’s Terms and Conditions, Consent and Release Form and the Youth Protection Program Policies. Once these three items have been checked, your screening status will be updated and displayed in your account.

Become a Volunteer today!

To create an account, click here (if you already have an account, follow this link, click “Log in” in the top right corner of the page, and log in to your FIRST account). The user guides below have step by step instructions with screen shots on how to register, get screened, and apply to an event.  If you have any questions, please email

A Note on Positions

For descriptions of common volunteer positions, click here.

Conflict of Interest

You should not volunteer for a role involved with judging or refereeing at the event in which you have any relationship with any of the competing teams (coach, mentor, parent or relations to student or school/organization).  Link to FIRST Volunteer Conflict of Interest and Disclosure Statement.

More Information:

Volunteer Registration User Guide: Step by step guide on registering in the FIRST Volunteer System and applying to an event.

Screening Step by Step Screen Shots: Step by step guide to completing the quick and easy background check through FIRST.