Practice Field Attendant Aug. 3 2021| 0 KB

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

The Practice Field Attendant volunteers for FIRST Robotics Competition schedule and monitor practice field and equipment usage throughout the competition. These volunteers are also responsible for keeping the practice field clean and free of debris, protecting practice field electronics, and reporting any malfunctions or damage to the field directly to the Field Supervisor / FIRST Technical Advisor (FTA).


  • Maintain schedule at the practice field, monitor flow of teams, ensuring fair field use
  • Assist teams in using the wireless equipment provided for the practice field using the instructions provided
  • Report any malfunctions or field damage to the Field Supervisor / FTA
  • Keep field clean of debris
  • Ensure that teams are using the practice field in a safe manner

Experience and Skills Needed

  • FIRST experience not required
  • Basic knowledge in making connections to electronic equipment (instructions provided)
  • Ability to "take charge"; be assertive
  • Ability to keep track of, and secure as required, practice field electronics
  • Ability to collaborate with others, work as a member of a team
  • Ability to work and interact with volunteers, team members, and FIRST staff
  • Requires basic knowledge of the game and match process
  • Self-directed individual
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Work well in a fast-paced environment
  • Preferred minimum age of 21 at time of service
    • Exceptions may be granted by event Volunteer Coordinators


Volunteer Time Commitment

  • Minimum 1 full day commitment
  • 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.


Training is on-site but volunteers are encouraged to read this document before arriving on-site. 

Reporting Relationships and Supervision

  • Direct Supervision: Volunteer Coordinator
  • Technical Supervision: FIRST Technical Advisor (FTA) or FIRST Technical Advisor Assistant (FTAA if the FTA is unavailable)


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