Practice Field Attendant May. 10 2024| 0 KB

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

The Practice Field Attendant for FIRST Robotics Competition schedules and monitors practice field and equipment usage throughout the event. This volunteer is 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).


  • Implement FIRST safety standards and help manage safety for the event
  • Maintain a schedule at the practice field, monitor flow of teams, ensure fair use of field
  • Assist teams with wireless equipment provided for the practice field (instructions provided)
  • Report any malfunctions or field damage to the Field Supervisor / FIRST Technical Advisor
  • Keep the practice field clean of debris
  • Ensure all teams are given equitable access to the practice field 

Experience and Skills Needed

  • Must be post-high school or equivalent
  • Minimum age: 18 
    • Exceptions may be granted by event Volunteer Coordinators, after review and approval by the local Program Delivery Partner
  • FIRST experience not required
  • Basic knowledge in making connections to electronic equipment (instructions provided)
  • Ability to "take charge"; be assertive, but tactful
  • 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
  • Basic knowledge of the game and match process is helpful
  • Self-directed individual
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Work well in a fast-paced environment


Volunteer Time Commitment

  • Minimum 1/2 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 the Practice Field Attendant Instructions before arriving. 

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 Volunteer Handbook