Help a Local FIRST Robotics Team!

November 12, 2023
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Interested in mentoring youth in robotics? FIRST is a robotics community that prepares young people for the future through a suite of inclusive, team-based robotics programs for ages 4-18 (PreK-12) that can be facilitated in school or in structured afterschool programs.

Click Here to Submit FIRST Mentor Application

What I am expected to do as a FIRST Mentor with USC Viterbi?
Mentors will provide FIRST Robotics teams with support in technical and non-technical aspects of the FIRST Robotics competition season. Mentors will help FIRST teams troubleshoot their design and build as well as help them to develop personal and professional skills. We will use the information provided in the mentor application to match you with a team based on the team’s needs. 

Once you are placed in a team, Viterbi will provide transportation to and from your team’s site via Uber. The amount of time you volunteer depends on your personal availability and the needs of the FIRST Robotics team. Virtual support, via zoom, is also welcome.

FIRST Mentor Timeline
October – Application/ Mentor Screening
November – Team Placement
January 6 –
FIRST Kick-Off (Available Virtually)
January – April – FIRST Robotics Competition Season

What are the requirements to complete before being placed in a team?
Livescan Fingerprint-Based Background Check
Mandated Reporter Training
TB Screening
*Details to follow after submitting FIRST Mentor Application.

Viterbi Impact Program
As FIRST Mentors you will be part of the Viterbi Impact Program that will document your volunteer hours, hosts social events, and facilitate personal/professional development workshops throughout the semester. 

Contact Noe Mora at with any questions.

Published on November 12th, 2023

Last updated on November 12th, 2023