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Join the fun! We can't do it without you!

A million thanks to our FIRST® sponsors, donors, and volunteers!


first tech challenge logoThe generosity of many companies and individuals makes the FIRST @ MVCC tournaments, local, and regional team support, and FIRST robotics camps possible.

Futures are shining brighter because of your support of our STEM education in the community and all over New York State!

Please partner with us to be part of these life-changing FIRST Robotics programs. We look forward to hearing from you!


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  • The Albany Academies
  • The Albany Academy Parents Association
  • Bausch Health (Bausch & Lomb)
  • Black River Systems
  • Clarkson University
  • Corning-Painted Post High School
  • Corning Inc.
  • Entergy
  • Harmony Veterinary Clinic
  • L3 Harris Corporation
  • Kingston High School
  • Peekskill City School District
  • Penfield Central School District
  • Sauquoit Central School District
  • SUNY Polytechnic Institute Foundation & Auxiliary Services Corp
  • Xerox
  • Yonkers School District

All of these fantastic businesses and organizations also provide numerous volunteers for the tournaments!


All FIRST teams and competitions are powered by many incredible volunteers! We can't do it without you!

Help inspire the youth of today and make all our FIRST robotics tournaments fabulously rewarding and life-changing.

There are fun and convenient training sessions and helpful online links to teach you all you need to know. We pair all our new valuable volunteers with seasoned ones.

We’d be honored for you to volunteer as tournament judges, referees, robot inspectors, scorekeepers/IT assistance, team check-in, and other technical and non-technical roles needed at our tournaments all over New York State from December through March.

Volunteers make up 99.9% of the FIRST workforce!

Join the fun today by mentoring a team or volunteering for an event:   

Register to Volunteer