More than volunteering

Donate your time and experience at robotics tournaments to inspire a generation of makers.

Where technology meets sport

FIRST Tech Challenge UK events are fuelled by a squad of passionate ‘Game Changers’ volunteering their time to deliver epic experiences.

Whether you’re a seasoned event pro or a total newbie, we need your help to create events that transform lives.

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“The most rewarding moment is seeing my senior staff – twenty, thirty years experience – interacting with young students, giving them the benefit of their experience and inspiring them to become engineers of the future.”

Tim, Senior Director of Engineering, Qualcomm

Be part of an epic season

The first regional tournament dates have been released, so check out the list below to see if we’re coming to a city near you!

  • 21 May 2022 – London (Southeast 1) (completed)
  • 11 Jun 2022 – Liverpool (Northwest) (completed)
  • 15 Jun 2022 – Belfast (Northern Ireland) (completed)
  • 22 Jun 2022 – York (Northeast) (cancelled)
  • 28 Jun 2022 – Shropshire (West Midlands) (completed)
  • 01 Jul 2022 – London (Southeast 2) (registration closed)
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Roles to match your skills

You don’t have to be a rocket scientist, although kudos if you are. You just need loads of energy, enthusiasm and a desire to do good.

The techies

You love gadgets, work in tech or simply like robots. You’ll troubleshoot and provide technical support, so teams and their bots are game ready.

The gamers

You like to be at the heart of the action! On the game field or running matches like clockwork, you’ll keep scores in check and call out foul play.

The organisers

You have an unhealthy appreciation for spreadsheets and to-do lists. Flex your project management muscles and keep the show going.

Boss it with training

Not sure you’re cut out for the job? Many of the roles can be learned on the day, but every game changer has access to Makerspace – our resource library – with tons of helpful training documents and support. For specialist roles, we’ll run some online training before the big day and provide you with an A-Team leader to lean on too, so you’ll never be left in the lurch.

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We’ve got your covered

You donate your time, but leave everything else to us! We’ll keep you fuelled throughout the day with food and refreshments on tap as well as cover travel expenses to get you there (up to £30). You’ll even look the part in our official Game Changer gear. Above all, we promise positive vibes, awesome networking and a feel good buzz.

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Join the squad, change the game

Help us change the STEM game. Join the Game Changer squad and we’ll share our epic 2021-22 event opportunities when they arise.

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  • We build More Than Robots

    We invest in the young people who will invent the future. We’re a tech charity using robots, role models and competitions to equip young people with the technical know-how and soft skills to thrive.