Volunteers

Supporting future STEM standouts!

How to Become a Volunteer

To register and read the official FIRST steps to volunteering at an event, click here.

To read the detailed FIRST Volunteer Registration User Guide, click here.

To watch a short video on how to apply as a volunteer, click here.

To share our volunteer flyer for all events, click here.

Volunteer Positions

The specific type of help we need for leagues is listed below. The commitment is four hours on four weekends (either Saturday or Sunday) between early November through the end of January. The locations are Inglewood, Hemet, Palmdale, Monrovia, Santa Clarita, Claremont and Los Angeles. Select one of the Los Angeles events and pick a position you would like to support.

Below are the descriptions for the volunteer positions:

Registration Check-inManage all activities for FTC Team registration at Registration Table. Provide direction, assistance and information to event attendees.
Volunteer Check-inManage all activities for volunteer registration at Registration Table.
ScorekeeperManage and operate the scoring and field control systems. Communicate scores. Play a critical role in ensuring smooth flow of match play and maintaining the pace of the event.
Field
Manager
Participate in field set-up and maintenance, direct activity on the field to ensure smooth execution of the matches. Play a critical role in ensuring smooth flow of match play, and maintaining the pace of the event.
Field Tech Advisor
(FTA)
Debugs technical/electrical issues that happen in tournament or pit area during the competition. oversee all technical aspects of tournament area.
Judge
Advisor
Head Judge of the tournament does not participate in the actual judging panel but oversees and manages discussions and awards selections.
JudgeSelect team award recipients through interaction with teams. Documentation regarding team background information is provided to familiarize judges with teams.
Judge AssistantAssist Judge Advisor. Work hours are from 7:30 am – 10am.
EmceePrimary individual responsible for setting the tone of the competition. Create and sustain an exciting and fun atmosphere throughout the event. Most visible presence at the event; embodies the spirit of FIRST and is the consummate FIRST ambassador. Play a critical role in ensuring smooth flow of match play, and maintaining the pace of the event. Work hours are from 9:00 am – 5:00 pm.
Game AnnouncerWorks together with the Emcee. Provides play by play announcing for each of the matches. Keeps the audience engaged.
DJResponsible for managing music and general sounds of tournament areas.
Head
Referee
Observe team matches, identify rule violations, and “call” them. Calculate the official score of the matches and participate in deliberations regarding contested calls. Work under the direction of the Head Referee. Play a critical role in ensuring smooth flow of match play, and maintaining the pace of the event.
RefereeObserve team matches, identify rule violations, and “call” them. Calculate the official score of the matches and participate in deliberations regarding contested calls. Work under the direction of the Head Referee. Play a critical role in ensuring smooth flow of match play, and maintaining the pace of the event.
Robot InspectorInspectors conduct hardware checks of the robots to verify that they conform to the rules, specifications, and requirements of the competition. All inspectors must read and understand the rules pertaining to robots. There will be a mandatory training on the duties of the inspectors prior to the event.