Event Photographer May. 10 2024| 0 KB

Content Type: FIRST Robotics Competition, Volunteer
Program: FIRST Robotics Competition
Tags: Events, Training, Volunteer

Event Photographer volunteers for FIRST Robotics Competition photograph and document the event via digital images. Photographs should be professional in nature, and not include selfies or inappropriate behavior or language. The photographs should be provided to the Event Leadership within 2 weeks of conclusion of the event so that teams, volunteers, and Event Leadership can utilize the pictures.


  • Possess and bring camera equipment (not cell phones). The event will not be responsible for nor provide equipment.
  • Work with Event Planning Committee and/or Event Leadership to develop a shot list. Pictures should include teams, robots, and volunteers
  • Share pictures with Event Leadership within 2 weeks of the event

Experience and Skills Needed

  • FIRST experience not required; Event Leadership may request samples or a portfolio
  • Minimum age: 13 (preferred 18+)
  • Self-directed individual
  • Attention to detail
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Experience shooting in fast-paced environment
  • Experience shooting indoors in low light
  • Access to Digital SLR camera or equivalent
  • Experience using photo processing software
  • Ability to collaborate with others, work as a member of a team
  • Ability to stand for long periods of time, as well as quickly navigate crowds, the pits and potential obstacles throughout the event

Volunteer Time Commitment

  • Can be divided among multiple volunteers for the duration of the event
  • Time commitment varies by event
  • Preferred 2 full day commitment (Districts) or 3 full day commitment (Regionals)

Note: Event schedules vary. Please check the event schedule and talk to your Volunteer Coordinator for detailed information on when you are expected to arrive. Volunteers should arrive on site 15-20 minutes prior to the start of every shift to allow time to check in at the Volunteer Registration table.


No training will be conducted for this role.

Reporting Relationships and Supervision

  • On-Site Support: Volunteer Coordinator and/or Program Delivery Partner


* Must read and comply with the Volunteer Handbook.