Field Resetter Aug. 29 2023| 0 KB

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

Field Resetter volunteers for FIRST Robotics Competition repair and reset the playing field after each team match. They play a critical role in ensuring smooth flow of match play and maintaining the 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 adherence 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
  • Between matches check for and remove debris from the playing field
  • 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 leave the playing field during matches
  • Prepare the field at end of the day for the following day's matches
  • 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
  • Minimum age: 13 (preferred 15+)
  • Friendly personality
  • Strong interpersonal/communication skills as a part of a team
  • Ability to take charge; be assertive, but tactful in safeguarding team members and volunteers on and around the playing field
  • 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 and FIRST Technical Advisor
  • On-Site Support: Volunteer Coordinator 


* Must read and comply with the Volunteer Handbook.