Competitive robotics tournaments rely on volunteers to make everything happen. Volunteering at robotics competitions is a very rewarding activity where individuals become role models inspiring students. We are looking for volunteers who have an understanding and a passion for technology and a drive to work with others.
Volunteers will be provided with training before the events and will receive lunch at any full day event that they attend. Depending on roles and venues volunteers may need to have a working with children check.
Judges interview robotics teams and evaluate their designs in order to determine award winners. They also have the opportunity to help students understand the engineering design process by giving them pointers and goals for the next events. The judges typically start once the tournament has got underway and help hand out trophies at the end.
Each robotics field requires two referrers. Their job is to make sure the students follow the rules of the game and to calculate the points scored. This role is great for sports enthusiasts who like to see new sporting strategies at play.
The Technical inspectors inspect student robots before they are allowed to compete. They make sure that the robots are safe and compliant with the rules of the game. Technical inspectors also have the ability to work with students and give advice on robot builds and programming. This role is normally finished once the tournament commences and is great for those who only can volunteer for part of the day.