Volunteer Roles 2020-2021 FTC Season

Role (click on role for more detail)Role DescriptionTime commitmentRemote or on-site
CommentatorThis role is a combination of the Emcee and Game Announcing roles. If you like being the face of an event, this is the role for you! Knowledge of FIRST a plus.Flexible- minimum of 4 hour commitmentRemote
Commentator AssistantCommentator Assistant will help the Commentator with clips from events, part of the production team.Flexible- minimum of 4 hour commitmentRemote
Control System Advisor (CSA)The CSA role assists teams with robot control system related issues. The CSA works in collaboration with the Field Technical Advisor (FTA).Flexible- minimum of 3 hour commitmentRemote
Head RefereeLead a team of referees. Head Referee will be onsite for duration on events, covering multiple cohorts. Efforts should be made to not assign this role for consecutive weekends.One day (Saturday or Sunday)On-site
Field ResetThis role gets front row seats to matches! Responsible for resetting game elements on field in between matches. Will be required to wear gloves when handling game elements this year.Three hour - cohort specificOn-site
Field Tech Advisor (FTA)The FTA role helps to resolve technical issues (robots, scoring software). Assist teams with robot related technical issues working with CSA.Flexible- minimum of 3 hour commitmentRemote
Health and Safety volunteerHelp check in teams and volunteer by taking temperatures and conducting health screening. Also responsible for helping Venue Manager monitor event for compliance with safety and COVID regulations. This role is only for one cohort to minimize exposure.
Three hour - cohort specificOn-site
InspectorHelp teams conduct self assessment and answer robot questions.Flexible- minimum of 3 hour commitmentRemote
Judge Advisor (JA)The JA coordinated judging process; including recruitment, training, and scheduling for events.Event (both days)Remote
JudgeJudges interview and observe teams to select team award recipients. Must be 21 years old.Event (both days)Remote
Production/Field AdvisorThis role is the primary contact for remote production staff for resolving issues (camera streaming, live scoring). Work in conjunction with Head Referee to run matches.Event (both days)On-site
Remote Production SupportThis role helps with a variety of tasks, from monitoring RingCentral rooms to helping connect teams with technical help via Discord.One day (Saturday or Sunday) OR both daysRemote
RefereeReferees are the ultimate decision makers when it comes to the robot performance during competiton matches. Referees observe matches and identifies rule violations. Must be 21 years old.One day (Saturday or Sunday) OR both daysRemote or on-site depending on current health conditions
Venue ManagerProvides oversight at the event making sure the event stays on time. Ensures Cohorts are arriving and leaving within timelines. Volunteers should not be assigned this role for consecutive weekends.One day (Saturday or Sunday)On-site
FIRST Chesapeake RepresentativeThis role is a staff member or designated representative who will be onsite for duration of the event. This role is the primary contact for Venue Manager with questions or concerns event, team, volunteer related questions or concerns.Event (both days)On-site
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