View Full Version : Where Are You Volunteering(2010)

02-25-2010, 09:44 AM
FIRST events are driven by volunteers, and many of the people on this forum do so. I ask then, what FIRST events are you volunteering at this year?

02-25-2010, 09:46 AM
I'll be the Scorekeeper at Northeast Utilities Connecticut Regional (CTR) ::safety::

I'm also planning on Volunteering at Champs, provided my team doesn't qualify :]

EDIT: Forgot about FTC in CT, position unknown


02-25-2010, 10:17 AM
FIRST LEGO League Championships, Connecticut
FIRST LEGO League World Festival, Atlanta
FIRST Tech Challenge tournament, Massachusetts
FIRST Tech Challenge tournament, Connecticut
FIRST Robotics Competition, Suffield Shakedown Scrimmage, Connecticut
FIRST Robotics Competition, Boston Regional
FIRST Robotics Competition, Northeast Utilities FIRST Connecticut Regional

Ed Sparks
02-25-2010, 10:26 AM
FRC - Lead Inspector - Peachtree
FRC - Lead Inspector - Championship

Koko Ed
02-25-2010, 10:45 AM
Lead Que- FLR
Team Que - Florida
Team Que - Midwest
Lead Que - Boston
Team Que - GTR
Team Que - Championships

Off Seaon TBD (Battlecry, MARC, IRI and Rah Cha Cha Ruckus are definite events I'm working at).

02-25-2010, 10:48 AM
VCU --- Spare Parts

02-25-2010, 10:50 AM
Field Setup, Machine Shop - WPI Regional

02-25-2010, 11:47 AM
Arizona-- Field Setup, Inspector.

02-25-2010, 12:04 PM
FL FTC State Champs -- Pit Boss
FL Regional -- Pit Admin Support, Ambassador
NC Regional -- Ambassador

Not sure about Championships or off season yet

Mark McLeod
02-25-2010, 12:11 PM
SBPLI - Field Tech, Field Assembly

Maybe NJ Control System Trainer

Wayne Doenges
02-25-2010, 01:07 PM
BMR - Inspector (I can't be bought, but I can be rented) :D

Championship - Inspector (whether we qualify or not. I hope we qualify) :)

Gary Dillard
02-25-2010, 01:50 PM
FRC Championship - Inspector

I hope your wire gauges are printed in very clear, large font - my eyes aren't what they used to be.

Nawaid Ladak
02-25-2010, 02:19 PM
Lead Que- FLR
Team Que - Florida
Team Que - Midwest
Lead Que - Boston
Team Que - GTR
Team Que - Championships

Off Seaon TBD (Battlecry, MARC, IRI and Rah Cha Cha Ruckus are definite events I'm working at).

I still haven't gotten my assignment yet. Im either queing, reset, or awards at Florida and likely one of those three at Championship as well.

02-25-2010, 06:59 PM
SCRRF Pre-Ship Scrimmage
Phoenix Regional
Los Angeles Regional
Fall Classic

Brian C
02-25-2010, 07:58 PM
FLL Long Island - Emcee

SBPLI - Game Announcer

02-25-2010, 08:00 PM
FRC events this year: DC Play Day, DC, Baltimore, VCU, Boston, Championship

02-25-2010, 08:42 PM
Lone Star - Inspector, Emcee

Ivan Helmrich
02-25-2010, 08:47 PM
Greater KC - Field Setup

02-25-2010, 08:57 PM
the best one to volunteer for... the FRC Championships

02-25-2010, 09:02 PM
3/5-3/6 Kettering University FIRST Robotics District Competition Flint, Mi- Safety Advisor(Thurs), Queuing (Fri & Sat)
3/12-3/13 Cass Tech FIRST Robotics District Competition Detroit, MI - Queuing

These events are part of the 2010 Michigan District Event

02-25-2010, 09:52 PM
San Diego - Field Setup
New Jersey - Web site judge
Phoenix - Judge
Los Angeles - Field setup, Judge, Web site judge
Championship - Judge, Web site judge

I'm psyched about judging in ATL for the first time, I've heard it is quite an experience.

Alan Anderson
02-25-2010, 10:13 PM
I'll be the official FRC Control System (cRIO etc.) expert at the Boilermaker Regional.

02-26-2010, 01:21 AM
I won't be volunteering at FRC this year, I tend to want to try and focus on that event because I'm in it...

But I put in 9 hours at our (World's Largest!) FLL tournament, and another few hours in as a team coordinator at the Moscow FTC competition.

02-26-2010, 03:37 AM
FLL - Northern Israel regional as refereee

FRC- Israel regional don't know exactly what yet.

David Brinza
02-26-2010, 03:58 AM
Arizona - Robot Inspector

Los Angeles - Lead Robot Inspector

Championship - Robot Inspector

Looking Forward to getting a really close look at some great robots!:D

Phil Ross
02-26-2010, 11:30 AM
DC Regional: VIP Tour Guide, and other random jobs.
Philadelphia Regional: VIP Tour Guide/Team Que, and other random jobs.

See you all there!

02-26-2010, 04:32 PM
Thinking of heading down to San Diego.

02-26-2010, 08:32 PM
North Carolina

Oink Oink BOOM! Can't wait!

02-26-2010, 08:49 PM
FRC 2010 Suffield Shakedown, set-up, field reset/supervisor, take-down
FRC 2010 Connecticut Regional Field set-up, Hopefully FTA & field take-down

Jeff Pahl
02-26-2010, 09:45 PM
Wisconsin - Inspector

MN 10,000 Lakes - Lead Inspector

Championship - Lead Inspector

,4lex S.
02-27-2010, 11:45 PM
Waterloo: Spare Parts Desk, and hopefully field setup as well.

Graham Donaldson
02-28-2010, 01:29 AM
I'll be volunteering at Philly - no official assignment yet (as far as I can tell - I assume we'd get an email? It's my first time volunteering, since I'm not on a team this year) but I requested assembly/disassembly/reset.

02-28-2010, 08:46 AM
KC FLL Tournament
Head Referee
Greater KC Regional
Field Set Up
Back up to Volunteer Coordinator, Eunice

02-28-2010, 09:04 AM
Duplicating my signature

Events so far this year:
BEYA-VEX-Judge Advisor
VEX Mid-Atlantic Championship-Judge Advisor

Coming up, (have some others penciled in but not confirmed) :
FRC Chesapeake Regional-Ambassadors, and assorted go-to tasks
VEX World Championship - Judge Advisor
Battle O'Baltimore- wherever they want me

And two other multi-day fun events outside of the robotics world (although I will see FIRST/VEX folks at both).

02-28-2010, 09:45 AM
So far I am registered at the Pittsburgh regional and the Buckeye regional with no assignments as of yet.

I have been registered for about three to four weeks and still I have not heard anything from either event.

Jessica Boucher
02-28-2010, 11:28 AM
For those of you who haven't heard back from your local regional Coordinators, I highly recommend sending an email and starting the conversation. Your RD, Senior Mentor, or Regional Planning Committee chair should know their contact info.

I know personally this year I was holding back a couple of good people until I saw what happened at the scrimmages, and I can't take as many volunteers as I usually can, but keep in mind that there are a variety of reasons that they may not have contacted you: they may not know your expertise, the days you are able to volunteer or the roles you want may not work with the needs they have, etc.

Starting the conversation shows that you are genuinely interested and would be a great volunteer. And if you're flexible with your role, say so! I make a habit of offering more experienced roles to volunteers who took a job last year that they may not have been thrilled to do, but did it enthusiastically and well (Jacob is an excellent example of that.)

Good luck!

J. Boucher
Volunteer Coordinator, Northeast Utilities CT Regional
Volunteer Coordinator, FIRST Championship (Galileo)

02-28-2010, 12:25 PM
I'm heading to the following locations:

New Jersey
Chesapeake's Pit
Philly's Pit
Championship Pit

Baltimore's going to be new to all of us. I'm looking forward to meeting a whole new group of people there as well as seeing some old friends!

Let the games begin!

02-28-2010, 05:46 PM
JFLL/FLL/FTC - Delaware [DJ]
FRC - Chesapeake [Scrkpr]
FRC - Philadelphia [Scrkpr]
FRC - Championships [Scrkpr]

Although, I usually find my way to another regional or two on saturdays depending on how my work/uni schedule pans out against regional scheduling. Not sure if I'll manage that this year though.

03-02-2010, 09:53 AM
Inspector @ North Star Regional
Helping with Webcast @ North Star Regional

03-02-2010, 03:36 PM
My official assignment hasn't come yet, but unofficially, I seem to be in good shape for being both website judge and scorekeeper/field power at Seattle. Fun stuff!

03-02-2010, 03:39 PM
Inspector and backup pit announcer at Kansas City.

Richard Wallace
03-02-2010, 06:11 PM
I'll be at Traverse City. :)

Rich Wong
03-03-2010, 12:26 AM
This year, I'm only volunteering at the NYC MEGA Regional (FRC, FTC, FLL, JFLL- second in size only to the Championship in Atlanta).

I'll be helping out at the FLL Games on Sunday March 14.
Stop by and say Hello!

Elgin Clock
03-03-2010, 11:50 AM
So far I only signed up to help build the field Wednesday night in CT.
One of my most chill seasons in my 10 years of FIRST & volunteering so far.
Who knows how the rest of the year will shape up though? ::safety::

Tytus Gerrish
03-03-2010, 12:11 PM
FRC - Robot Inspector - Florida
FRC - Robot Inspector - Championship

Gary Dillard
03-03-2010, 01:14 PM
FRC - Robot Inspector - Florida
FRC - Robot Inspector - Championship

Doh! Ok teams, make sure those sharp edges are taken off and stored energy is well contained. A CD-media search on Tytus seems to show alot of photos with him in various states of injury.

Tytus Gerrish
03-03-2010, 01:24 PM
Doh! Ok teams, make sure those sharp edges are taken off and stored energy is well contained. A CD-media search on Tytus seems to show alot of photos with him in various states of injury.

atleast i never lost a finger to a robot.

edit: i just noticed i have pictures of some prety grevious injuries i havent ever posted. i may have to make a collage of my stabs slices burns and drills. thats right i said drills as in power tool meets flesh. to post or not to post?

Michael Corsetto
03-03-2010, 01:33 PM
Davis - Planning Committee/PR contact/Field Setup/Lackey :p

03-03-2010, 07:44 PM
Vegas - Machine shop ::safety:: ::safety::

03-04-2010, 12:24 AM
Arizona -- Game Announcer (I assume I will be sharing this position with Don Knight as usual. :D)

Vegas -- Game Announcer

03-04-2010, 12:41 AM
SAC - TBD waiting on FIRST selection.

Gary Dillard
03-07-2010, 09:26 PM
to post or not to post?

Maybe you could start a new weekly contest in the games forum - "The unofficial 'How did Tytus sustain that injury?' contest".