Team Volunteer Roles
Several teams have asked about being able to have more than 1 adult volunteer “split” a role or possibly have 2 volunteers willing to each take half a day or similar. I didn’t want to do this, as it is a lot more work for me to manage, but I have compromised as I do understand how difficult this is to manage for teams – particularly school-based teams organized by teachers that may not have a supportive parent base. There are also several roles that are unique to NorCal (like the Kids Choice Awards).
I have identified the roles that are open for the team adult volunteer. Please send your team’s adult volunteer the link before they sign up!
Below is a table listing of roles that are specifically not open to be filled by the team’s volunteer. However, if you have high schoolers that are interested in volunteering – the list of roles does identify which ones can be filled by a high school student.
Each team must provide 1 adult, post high school volunteer that will sign up 1 full role OR 2 volunteers that each sign up for 1 half role. Of course, your team can help more by having more volunteers sign up – we need a total of about 150 to 200 total volunteers, so additional volunteer help would be greatly appreciated.
IMPORTANT: All volunteers must register in VIMS, apply for a role at the specific tournament event and (if over 18 years old) pass the FIRST required background screen – there can not be any substitutions of the team’s adult volunteers during the tournament day due to the background screening requirement instituted by FIRST. The team coach or co-coach may sign up to be the team’s volunteer but only for 2 types of roles: bringing challenge table and/or to help with setup. Those are the only roles that I will accept the coach or co-coach to be the team’s volunteer.
The following roles are listed in VIMS for FLL events. – However, they are not available for the team’s adult volunteer to fill. Several can be filled by high school students (for community service) – they are marked in red bold.
|Assign Me As Needed|
|Core Values Judge|
|General Volunteer Role for High Schooler…|
|Head Core Values Judge|
|Head Project Judge|
|Head Judge Assistant|
|Judge Assistant (only if not affiliated with any FLL Teams)|
|Practice Table Assistant|
|Robot Design Judge|
|Volunteer Room Assistant|