Contact regional FIRST organizations and volunteer to support their activities.
Get parents involved. Parents are their children’s greatest supporters. They are incredibly valuable as volunteers, cheerleaders and advocates for the benefits of FIRST. Give parents the opportunity to learn more about what their children are doing and to develop their own enthusiasm and appreciation for science, technology, and engineering.
Assist in the development of new FIRST Teams. Mentor another team or simply act as a resource for a new mentor or for a community member who is interested in getting involved with FIRST.
Lead a workshop for a local partner. Help other teams in the local community develop their skills and abilities by supporting them as they learn a new programming language or work with a new mechanism. Share the experience and knowledge that has been gained through previous years of participation.
Do a demonstration at a local event or community center. During outreach events, make sure that there are regular opportunities for team members to briefly describe the robot and what robotics means to them.
Promote FIRST in the community through positive word of mouth and local media, where appropriate. Create flyers to hand out at events or create a press release about upcoming events and distribute it to local newspapers or websites.