Field Assembly-Disassembly

Position Summary

Assist with assembly on event set-up day, and/or disassembly on event break-down day, of the competition playing field. Volunteers need not do both. These volunteer roles have interesting and varied responsibilities and are physically active roles.


  • Assemble playing field and electronics
  • Demonstrate and comply with safe procedures for lifting and other physically challenging tasks
  • Disassemble playing field and electronics and pack in travel crates
  • Assist in loading travel crates onto truck, as needed

Experience and Skills Needed

  • FIRST experience not required
  • Physical strength; ability to lift heavy objects and push large crates
  • Basic mechanical/technical skills
  • Ability to work as a member of a team
  • Ability to move about the facility
  • Ability to listen to and follow instructions

Time Commitment

    • Commitment:            Minimum three days + Training
    • Approximate times:

Day                                                                           Times
Practice Day (the day before the competition)            8am – End of Day
Day One of the Competition                                      8am – End of Day
Day Two of the Competition                                      8am – Completion of breakdown

*Note 1: Event schedules vary. Please check the event schedule and talk to your Volunteer  Coordinator,  for detailed information on when you are expected to arrive. 

NOTE: Volunteers should arrive on site 15-20 minutes prior to start of every shift in order to allow time to check in at the Volunteer Registration desk.


Field Supervisor and the FIRST Technical Advisor provide on-the-job training and direction.

Reporting Relationships and Supervision

Direct supervision:  Supervisor and FIRST Technical Advisor

*Please Note: some events will conduct a pre-event evening Volunteer Orientation and Training.