Field Assembly and Disassembly May. 10 2024| 0 KB

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

Field Assembly and Disassembly volunteers for FIRST Robotics Competition assist with assembly of the playing field and the practice field on event set-up day, and/or disassembly on event break-down day. Volunteers are not required to do both assembly and disassembly. Tools and hardware are provided, and volunteers are not required to bring any additional materials with them to the event.


  • Assemble playing field and practice field including electronics
  • Strict adherence to the FIRST safety practices, specifically for lifting and other physically challenging tasks, including adherence to the Event Rules and Safety Manual. This includes wearing safety glasses, wearing closed toed/heeled shoes, wearing appropriate clothing and adherence to any health/safety requirements in place for the event.
  • Disassemble playing and practice fields including electronics and pack in travel crates
  • Assist in loading and unloading travel crates and carpet rolls onto and off the truck, as needed

Experience and Skills Needed

  • FIRST experience not required
  • Minimum age: 13 (preferred 18+)
  • Physical strength; ability to lift heavy objects (no more than 50 lbs.) and push large crates
  • Basic mechanical/technical skills
  • Ability to work as a member of a team
  • Ability to move about the facility
  • Ability to listen to and follow instructions

Volunteer Time Commitment

  • Setup Day - approx. 8 - 12 hours
  • Disassembly day – approx. 4 hours

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.


Field Supervisor and the FIRST Technical Advisor provide on-the-job training and direction.

Reporting Relationships and Supervision

  • Direct Supervision: Field Supervisor and FIRST Technical Advisor


* Must read and comply with the Volunteer Handbook.