FIRST LEGO League - Youth Volunteer Roles

Individuals must be in grades 9-12 to apply to volunteer with
High Tech Kids, we are unable to accommodate requests 
for younger students to volunteer due to liability.

All volunteer schedules are pre-scheduled through the High Tech Kids
Volunteer Coordinator and our Tournament Directors. We are not able to
accommodate volunteers who arrive at tournaments
without prior communication with us.

Students must have transportation to the tournament and
be committed to their volunteer role for the entirety of the shift.

Shift times are listed below each volunteer position.

Computer Assistant

Each tournament uses scoring software to assist with selecting the winners. Assisting the Tournament Scoring Coordinator, this position is primarily a data entry position.

Volunteer minimum commitment of one day (Saturday or Sunday) from 9:00 am – 5:00 pm.

 

Merchandise Sales and Information Desk

Handle the sales of High Tech Kids (HTK) merchandise during tournaments. The profits from these sales supports HTK mission to offer the FIRST® LEGO® League and the FIRST® Tech Challenge throughout MN. This role requires communication with the public, ability to accurately count change and a familiarity with FIRST®programs, as many seek information about the event from individuals behind the merchandise table.

Volunteer minimum commitment of one day (Saturday or Sunday) from 9:00 am - 4:00 pm.

 

Table Resetters

Assist Referees after each team’s match to reset the competition tables and serve as an extra set of eyes for the referees. This roles requires individuals to have a understanding of the game rules and how the mission models must start each match.

Volunteer minimum commitment of one day (Saturday or Sunday) from 9:00am – 5:00 pm.

 

Check-In, Queuers, and Runners

During the tournament, teams are complete a series of three robot matches and three judging sessions. Volunteers assist judges with the transistion of teams as they arrive and leave judging locations.

Volunteer minimum commitment of one day (Saturday or Sunday) from 8:00 am – 3:30 pm.

 

Emcees

Interact with teams as you introduce them and call the play by play during team’s robot performance rounds. You will be provided all the information you need at training, previous experience with FIRST LEGO League is required. Keep an upbeat and positive tempo and offer encouragement in a fun, energy-charged gymnasium!

Volunteer minimum commitment of one day (Saturday or Sunday) from 9:00 am – 5:00 pm.

 

Set-up and Tear-down

Regional Tournaments are typically hosted in schools across the Twins Cities Metro. Set-up occurs Friday evenings before the tournament weekend and typically starts when the school day has ended. Tear-down begins immediately after the last tournament for the weekend.

Volunteer minimum commitment of 2 hours during set-up or tear-down of a tournament.