New to FIRST? Have you registered to be a Tournament Volunteer and not sure what the role entails?
General Volunteer webinar: Oct 25 7-8:30pm Register
TEAM VOLUNTEERS – 2016 Season Instructions:
Not updated yet for 2017 season
Create a volunteer profile in the FIRST Volunteer Information and Matching System (VIMS) which includes
a) creating an account,
b) providing some information about yourself including any physical limitations and
c) in the Expertise section, please add the information about which team(s) you are affiliated with.
You will need to agree to the Terms & Conditions AND the Consent & Release
Please edit your Expertise section to include which team(s) you are volunteering for. Example
Note that a few qualifier tournaments do not need any help from Team Volunteers – so the Tournament Director or Volunteer Coordinator will likely be communicating directly with you and/or the team coach
For Championship tournaments, each team must fill an effective full day volunteer AND to get credit, you must identify which team that you are volunteering for.
This required can be fulfilled 3 ways:
Apply for one of the roles listed as Full Day.
OR Apply for two roles listed as Half Day each.
OR Apply for one role listed as Half Day and Recruit a 2nd volunteer to apply for a 2nd Half Day role.
Once you apply, you will receive a system-generated acknowledgement email that you have Applied (but are not yet assigned) for a volunteer role. The subject line will be something like, “NorCal FIRST LEGO League Volunteer Message – Volunteer Role Application Confirmation” and come from firstname.lastname@example.org.
You must complete the background screening with Verified Volunteers. Note that you do not need to provide your Taxpayer ID (SSN) or pay anything for the screening
Once your background screening is complete and you are marked as “Passed”, you can then be Assigned into a role by a Volunteer Coordinator for that tournament.
You will received a custom email (from the FIRST system), with the assignment information along with the instructions on attending the training webinar for General Volunteers. The email will typically have the subject line, “FIRST Notification of Event Volunteer Assignment Status”.
IMPORTANT: Coaches or Team-affiliated Volunteers may not apply to be any kind of Judge or Referee
Judge Roles include Judge Advisor, Head Judge, Core Values Judge, Project Judge, Robot Judge, Judge Assistant
Referee Roles include Head Referee, Referee (and sometimes listed as Game Referee)
IMPORTANT: Coaches may ONLY apply for 1 of 3 roles: Setup help (day before event), Bringing team’s FLL Challenge table and sawhorses for Judging, or Bringing team’s FLL Challenge table and field kit for Pit Practice.