Field Assembly-Disassembly

Position Summary

Assist with assembly on Tuesday or Wednesday, and/or disassembly on Saturday, 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 two days + Training


Approximate times:  Wednesday: Noon-6 P.M., 6 P.M. - 8 P.M. (dependent upon Regional*)

                                  Thursday: 8 A.M. - 8 P.M.

                                  Friday: 8 A.M. - 5 P.M.

                                  Saturday: Completion of event to completion of breakdown (4:30 P.M. - 9 P.M.)

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 not be conducting a Wednesday evening Volunteer Orientation and Training.