Field Repair-Reset Jun. 22 2020| 0 KB

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

Field Repair-Reset volunteers for FIRST Robotics Competition repair and reset the playing field after each team match. Plays a critical role in ensuring smooth flow of match play and maintaining pace of the event. Duties need to be done efficiently. This position is normally very physically active.

Responsibilities, as assigned by the Field Supervisor, may include

  • Strict adherance to the FIRST safety practices
  • Reset field after each team match: Replace game pieces and field elements to their starting position for the next match
  • Check field for debris after match, remove
  • Check carpet for runs, and loose seam tape; apply/replace as needed
  • Retrieve objects that fall outside the playing field
  • Protect the scoring table from objects that may fall outside the playing field
  • Prepare field at end of day for following day's play
  • Open the field’s gates at the end of each match and close them prior to the next match
  • Monitor and safeguard team members and robots during field reset

Experience and Skills Needed

  • FIRST experience not required
  • Friendly personality
  • Strong interpersonal/communication skills
  • Ability to take charge; be assertive, but tactful
  • Ability to move about the field and stand for long periods of time
  • Both teens and adults encouraged

Volunteer Time Commitment

  • Minimum 1 full day commitment
  • Preferred 2 day (District) or 3 day (Regional)

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.


The Field Supervisor conducts training on site and provides guidance during the competition.

Reporting Relationships and Supervision

  • Direct Supervision: Field Supervisor
  • On-Site Guidance: Volunteer Coordinator and FIRST Technical Advisor


* Must read and comply with the FIRST Volunteer Rights and Responsibilities