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FIRST NH is a fun loving group of volunteers dedicated to helping FIRST teams in NH have a successful experience.  There are a lot of volunteer positions available for individual events throughout the season.  Those opportunities can be found by going to www.firstinspires.org and logging into your dashboard.  You can then select local NH events to volunteer with.  We also have volunteer opportunities that are all season long as part of the organizing committees.  These opportunities are listed below.  If you are interested in one of these opportunities please send an email to volunteer@firstnh.org

Paid Positions

Volunteer Positions

FLL 
FLL Explore Delivery Partner

The ideal candidate for the NH FIRST LEGO League Explore Program Delivery Partner role will keep in mind the FIRST philosophies of Gracious Professionalism and Coopertition as well as the Core Values of :

  • Discovery: We explore new skills and ideas.
  • Innovation: We use creativity and persistence to solve problems.
  • Impact: We apply what we learn to improve our world.
  • Inclusion: We respect each other and embrace our differences.
  • Teamwork: We are stronger when we work together.
  • Fun: We enjoy and celebrate what we do!

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

Program Management – Communication to teams and to the FIRST New Hampshire team, oversee use of current promotional materials provided by FIRST, ensure compliance to all FIRST policies such as data protection, privacy, non-discrimination, Youth Protection.

Event Management – Support the FLL Explore festival host organizations as necessary, providing planning guidance, reviewer training, access to awards suppliers, etc., to ensure a positive experience for our teams.

Festival ExpansionFIRST New Hampshire currently hosts two major FLL Explore festivals, one at Hollis Brookline High School in December, and one at Bishop Brady High School in the Spring. As the NH program has grown, there is a need for additional festivals in other parts of the state. The FLL Explore PDP will be expected to recruit additional groups or FIRST teams to host festivals for those areas that do not currently have a local option.

Outreach Events – From time to time, FIRST New Hampshire will participate at conferences, workshops, and other outreach events, and it is expected that the FLL Explore PDP will participate in these activities and/or recruit teams and other volunteers as necessary.

Team Support – The FLL Explore PDP will work with NH FIRST Senior Mentor to support FLL Explore coaches with the FIRST information systems, ensuring that the coaches are able to effectively manage their teams and comply with FIRST policies.

Time Commitment – The FLL Explore PDP role is a part-time, volunteer position within FIRST NH, and the expected time commitment is up to 10 hours per month during the typical school year. There is a weekly 30-minute FIRST NH status call that the PDP will be expected to join.

To apply for this position, please email your interest and qualifications to volunteer@firstnh.org.

FLL Challenge State Head Judge
POSITION SUMMARY:

Provide support and direction to qualifier tournament judge advisors, qualifier judges, championship event judge leads, and championship judges 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Provide training and associated resources (rubrics, judge questions, judge software, etc.) to local tournament judge advisors
  • Provide training for Championship judges and judge leads
  • Communicate with volunteers roles and responsibilities, time commitments, and tournament logistics information 
  • Recruit judges and judge leads for the State Championship Event
  • Prepare paperwork for Championship Event (rubrics, judge questions)

TIME COMMITMENT:

July – January each year

Approximate times: 

  • Evening committee meetings August – November (1-2 hours each either once or twice per month)
  • Lead online QT judge advisor training (once per year for 1-2 hours)
  • Preparation time prior to event (varies based on event size)
  • Evening prior to event to set up judge rooms, 4 hours

Event day, 7am to 6pm (including tear down) 

TRAINING/REQUIREMENTS:

Prior to event, call in for FIRST conference call training and train your volunteers. Previous experience in role or acting as a shadow required.

FLL Challenge Team Growth & Development

POSITION SUMMARY:

Work with FIRST NH committee to reach out to schools and after school groups to set up FLL Challenge, Explorer, & Discovery teams. Provide resources/support to new teams and teams struggling to run throughout the year.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Identify teams/areas of NH with no to little FLL teams and develop strategic plans to cultivate/start new teams for all 3 programs
  • Provide support to new and struggling FLL teams
  • Work with schools to implement Class Packs for FLL
  • Help teams find solutions for funding, meeting spaces throughout the year, transportation, and other needs
  • Partner with FLL Explore & Discovery programs to run events/recruit new Challenge teams

TIME COMMITMENT:

365 days

Approximate times: Varies throughout the year, but expect to be the busiest throughout the school year

TRAINING/REQUIREMENTS:

Previous experience with FIRST’s programs desired, but not required.

 

FLL Challenge Qualifier Tournament Director

POSITION SUMMARY:

Lead coordinator for Qualifier Tournaments in NH

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Work with FLL partners to set up dates & locations for Qualifier Tournaments
  • Assist with placement of FLL teams into QT tournaments
  • Provide training to Qualifier Tournament hosts
  • Assist QT hosts with filling key roles/ensuring key roles are trained
  • Provide tournament materials to QT hosts & assist with tournament scheduling
  • Provide support as needed during QT tournaments

TIME COMMITMENT:

July – January each year

Approximate times: 

  • Evening committee meetings August – November (1-2 hours each either once or twice per month)
  • Lead QT host training (once per year for 1-2 hours)
  • Preparation time prior to event (varies based on event size)
  • Event day, 7am to 6pm (on call support as needed)

TRAINING/REQUIREMENTS:

Prior to event, call in for FIRST training and train your volunteers.  Previous experience as QT host or acting as a shadow encouraged.

 

FLL Challenge State Championship Director

POSITION SUMMARY:

Work with FLL partners to coordinate and run state championship for NH

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Coordinate all event material deliveries & payments (AV, table & chair rentals, trophies, BAE event material, etc)
  • Work with volunteer coordinator, state head judge, and state head refs to ensure event is properly staffed
  • Create and print all signage and other event materials
  • Work with production lead to ensure VIPs and event speakers are coordinated for day of event
  • Lead State Championship set up and tear down with FLL partners
  • Day of State Championship Point of Contact

TIME COMMITMENT:

July – January each year

Approximate times: 

  • Evening committee meetings August – November (1-2 hours each either once or twice per month)
  • Site walk through of event venue (1-2 hours once per year)
  • Evening prior to set up event, ~4 hours
  • Event day, 7am to 6pm (including tear down)

TRAINING/REQUIREMENTS:

Previous experience with FIRST’s programs and attendance at a State Championship desired, but not required. FLL partners will work to train individual(s) during first year of role.

 

FLL Challenge Production Lead

POSITION SUMMARY:

Work with FLL partners and state championship director(s) to coordinate VIPs, speakers, and timeline for state championship for NH

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Coordinate all speakers for opening and closing ceremonies
  • Create script to be used for state championship event
  • Coordinate VIPs for day of event (including tours by students)
  • Assist media lead with press that visit the event

TIME COMMITMENT:

July – January each year

Approximate times: 

  • Evening committee meetings August – November (1-2 hours each either once or twice per month)
  • Site walk through of event venue (1-2 hours once per year)
  • Evening prior to set up event, ~4 hours
  • Event day, 7am to 6pm (including tear down)

TRAINING/REQUIREMENTS:

Previous experience with FIRST’s programs and attendance at a State Championship desired, but not required. FLL partners will work to train individual(s) during first year of role.

 

FLL Explore Program Delivery Partner

POSITION SUMMARY:

FIRST NH seeks a volunteer to manage and deliver the FLL Explore program throughout the state of New Hampshire.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Help develop and grow the program
  • Plan and organize Expo opportunities for the teams

TIME COMMITMENT:

July – March each year

TRAINING/REQUIREMENTS:

Previous experience with FLL Explore or running FIRST Events desired, but not required. FIRST NH partners will work to train individual(s) during first year of role.

 

FTC
FTC Social Media Organizer

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Post regularly on NH FTC Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook

TIME COMMITMENT:

August – February each year

Approximate times: 

  • Weekly posts with emphasis on upcoming everts
  • Attend events and post photos/videos to social media

TRAINING/REQUIREMENTS:

Prior experience posting to social media. Willingness to accept guidance about best practices

 

FTC VIP Scheduler

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Reach out to VIP offices to schedule appearances/speaking opportunities at FTC events

TIME COMMITMENT:

August – February  each year

Approximate times: 

  • Email communtications with VIP offices (1-2 hours/week)
  • Preparation time prior to event (establish VIP parking, reception)

Event day, 7am to 6pm (including tear down) – meet & greet with VIPs, escort them to their speaking engagement at the proper time

TRAINING/REQUIREMENTS:

Outgoing, organized person to make connections and maintain relationships with VIP offices.

 

FIRST NH
FIRST NH Communications Director

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Produces press releases,

TIME COMMITMENT:

TRAINING/REQUIREMENTS:

 

FIRST NH Website Editor

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Maintains the firstnh.org website. Regularly updates upcoming events, season logos,

TIME COMMITMENT:

TRAINING/REQUIREMENTS: