Volunteer Opportunities

VOLUNTEERING WITH HIGH TECH KIDS

High Tech Kids manages three STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) programs for Minnesota youth in kindergarten through 12th grade - FIRST LEGO League Jr, FIRST LEGO League and FIRST Tech Challenge. 

Volunteers serve in a variety of roles, which impact students as they make critical decisions about their education and careers. These programs help students become technologically literate, enabling them to become concerned and involved citizens. 

We are looking for individuals interested in serving in both technical and non-technical roles such as; judges, referees, computer scoring, field techs and emcees.

BECOMING A HTK VOLUNTEER
SUBSCRIBE to our Volunteer Newsletter. Be sure to use an accessible email as all of our communicaiton is done via email. 
SIGN UP TO VOLUNTEER by submitting dates you are available. We will confirm with all volunteers 3-4 weeks prior. 
STEP BY STEP GUIDE to complete before volunteering. This includes how to navigate the FIRST Volunteer system, complete the background check, certifications, etc.
 
VOLUNTEER TRAINING

Volunteer training is the first step in learning more about what our Tournament Volunteers do. In these sessions come learn what a tournament day is like and gain some insight on the upcoming season's game. 

There are also a series of online resources to help you prepare for your first day as a Tournament Volunteer. Come find out more at our one of our training sessions. 

 Date Time Location

Monday
Oct 16, 2017
6:00 - 8:30 PM Cummins Power Systems
2850 Victoria Street N, Shoreview

Tuesday
Oct 24, 2017
6:00 - 8:30 PM Boston Scientific
Building #3
3 Scimed Place, Maple Grove

Saturday
Oct 28, 2017
9:30 AM - Noon
University of MN - Bruininks Hall
Room #131
222 Pleasant Street SE, Minneapolis

Monday
Oct 30, 2017
6:00 - 8:30 PM
Thomson Reuters
610 Opperman Drive, Eagan

Thursday
Nov 2, 2017
6:00 - 8:30 PM Target Corporate Headquarters
1000 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis

 

VOLUNTEER ROLES BY PROGRAM
FIRST® LEGO® LEAGUE VOLUNTEERS
Grades: 4-8. A fun, competitive program in which a team of students build and program an autonomous LEGO® robot. Teams have 2 1/2 minutes to complete as many missions as possible. Teams explore real world problems and create an innovative solution to that problem. Volunteers are needed to serve as judges and referees, evaluating the team's teamwork skills, research quality, and technical robot design.
Learn more about FIRST® LEGO® League (FLL) Volunteer Opportunities

 FIRST® TECH CHALLENGE
Grades: 7-12. A fun, competitive robotics program designed for students who are ready to take on a higher level of robotics. Teams design, build, and program robots with both autonomous and driver controlled modes. Students work with adult mentors and form lasting relationships. The program encourages the use of the iterative design process as teams are able to compete at multiple tournaments throughout the season. Volunteers are needed to serve as judges, inspectors and referees, evaluating team's work skills, outreach, as well as mechanical and programming skills. 
Learn more about FIRST® TECH CHALLENGE (FTC) Volunteer Opportunities