What training do I need to be a volunteer?
We’re currently designing a new suite of training materials for our volunteers, which will be short and easy to access in your own time.
The training is designed to give you the necessary information to help you feel confident in supporting teams, but also to ensure our mandatory policies are adhered to.
Examples of training modules are:
- IET safeguarding policy
- IET data protection policy
- Judge/Referee training module
- Overview of FIRST® LEGO® League
- Volunteer expectations
Join us on the 9 September at Futures Place, Stevenage for our FIRST LEGO League Volunteer Training Day.
You can learn everything you need to know about FIRST LEGO League, you will be able to walk away with all the knowledge you need to be one of our incredible volunteers.
I’m not an engineer – does that matter?
Absolutely not! Teams will be learning and developing a whole host of important 21st century skills which are relevant to lots of different industries, so no matter what your background your support and guidance will be invaluable to the FIRST® LEGO® League teams.
Do I need to be DBS checked?
For certain volunteer roles, such as mentoring, a DBS check is required.
We recommend visiting STEM Learning and registering to become a STEM Ambassador as they can provide you with a free DBS check (plus give you lots of extra information and support as a STEM Ambassador!) – take a look at their website for more information.
Can I use this volunteering experience on my CV?
Absolutely! Employers love to see if you have had volunteering experience.
We’re also currently exploring ways of being able to ‘log’ your volunteer activity with us so that you can tangibly track the hours and experience you are undertaking.
How do I get involved?
We’re redesigning the way we register volunteers, so more information will be coming soon.
In the meantime, if you’re interested in getting involved as a volunteer please register your interest or by scanning the QR code below and we’ll be in touch.