There are many ways to get involved with FIRST –
As a VOLUNTEER or as a SPONSOR!
Volunteers make up 99.9% of the FIRST workforce. Whether you have a weekend to help, want to mentor or start a team, or have technical or non-technical expertise, there is a volunteer role suited to your unique interest. Choose a link below to request information about FIRST programs, volunteer opportunities, and more!
GENERAL INQUIRIES and
Louisiana-Mississippi FIRST ROBOTICS COMPETITION (grades 9-12)
Carolyn Arthurs, FIRST Regional Director for LA and MS
Program Delivery Partner for the LA-MS FIRST ROBOTICS COMPETITION
Louisiana FIRST TECH CHALLENGE (grades 7-12)
Danny Thomasson or Elizabeth Cato
LA FIRST Tech Challenge Program Delivery Partners
Louisiana FIRST LEGO League CHALLENGE (grades 4-8)
Annette Oertling, Ph.D. or Michelle Sanchez, Ph.D.
LA FIRST LEGO League CHALLENGE Program Delivery Partners
Louisiana FIRST LEGO League EXPLORE (grades 2-4)
Carol Cancienne or Jean Williams
LA FIRST LEGO League EXPLORE Program Delivery Partners
Mississippi FIRST TECH CHALLENGE (grades 7-12)
Mannie Lowe, MS FIRST TECH Challenge Program Delivery Partner
Mississippi FIRST LEGO League CHALLENGE (grades 4-8)
and EXPLORE (grades 2-4)
Teresa Lanum or Penny Rodrigue
MS FIRST LEGO League CHALLENGE and EXPLORE
Program Delivery Partners