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Event Volunteer Roles

Here are the common roles that we use at FIRST events. These descriptions are not exact, and may involve additional duties.

 Role Name  Job Description 
 Assign as needed  This is the most common and useful position for us. Volunteers who select this option in our signup sheet will be assigned roles that we need to fill during the day. We appreciate your selection of this role as we may need to fill a wide range of positions during the day. 
 Audio/Visual Lead  This person will help stage the event by taking responsibility for handling the audio visual systems at the event. This volunteer should have an excellent working knowledge of how to setup and operate audio and projection systems as well as strong computer and technical skills.
 Field Reset  At the end of each match, the Field Reset crew leaps into action to get the game ready for the next match. Field reset volunteers work for the referees and field attendents to help keep the game running smoothly and properly. This is a great position for students.
 Game Announcer  Game Announcers are part of the production crew who call the play by play action on the field, make announcements, and keep the game moving along with the master of ceremonies. A strong clear voice and the ability to keep the game alive via audio commentary is critical for this position. This position usually requires an audition with the event manager prior to the event.
 General Assistant  This position is a catch all doing a wide range of things along side the event manager and affliate partner. You will be helping to insure the event runs smoothly by handling lots of small details. Sometimes there is nothing to do. Sometimes there are 100 things to accomplish in the next five minutes! This is a good position for a student who can work independently.
 Judge Queue Assistant  Judge queue assistants work with one of our judging panels to insure they are well supplied with teams at the appropriate times. Your role will be to find and escort teams to their judging appointments and stay with them to insure that the event runs smoothly. This is a great position for students.
 Photographer  To help record the success of our program, we rely on volunteer photographers to capture images during the day. You will be taking pictures of the action, in the pits, and those special moments that happen during the day. Our photographers have high quality digital cameras of their own and the knowledge of how to use them. (Please, no cell phone cameras!)
 Pit Admin  The Pit Admin staff runs the team check-in function in the morning and acts as a presence in the pit area to keep order and answer questions for the teams. There are always a list of things that need doing, and the Pit Admin person is who the teams use as their first point of contact during the day.
 Scorekeeper  The scorekeeper has a critical role during the running of the game. The scorekeeper runs the game timer and also handles all of the scoring duties by entering data from the referees into the scoring computer. Strong computer skills and an ability to stay focused while multi-tasking is a must. This position is critical to the success of our program. This is a good position for a highly motivated student.
Scorekeeper Assistant  Works as a liason between the scorekeeper and the referees on the field. The assistant position involves gathering up the score sheets from the referees and being an assistant to the scorekeeper by obtaining any resources needed during the day. Should be able to work well with the scorekeeper. Good position for a student.
Game Video  FLL and FTC games usually require a video camera to broadcast the action to the audience. The game video staff run video cameras which are fed into the projection screen. This allows the audience to see what is happening on the field. This is a good position for a motivated student who can keep focused while surrounded by a lot of action.
Game Queue A staff of people are needed to insure that the game queue is maintained. The game queue is a short line of teams who are up next. The queue staff manage this queue, finding and escorting teams to the queuing line, and otherwise keep the game running during the day. This is an excellent job for a group of students.
 Videographer  To help record the success of our program, we rely on volunteer videographers to capture the action during the day. You will be taking video of the action, in the pits, and those special moments that happen during the day. Our videographers have high quality video cameras of their own and the knowledge of how to use them. (Please, no cell phone video cameras!)