First of all, now that events are (mostly) in the FIRST database, make sure to sign up to volunteer!
Secondly, I noted some changes in the list of volunteer roles available in the registration system that I thought might be worth noting:
- Official Scorer does not appear to be a position this year. That would imply that we’re either back to mostly-automated scoring, or back to the referees trying to ref and score at the same time.
- There’s a new role for “Quiet Room Attendant”. I know some events have had these the past couple years, but I don’t remember it being officially on the volunteer role list to sign up for in the past (though perhaps I just missed it).
- I also don’t remember there being signups specifically for “Audio/Visual Attendant” or “Event Photographer” previously either, though I’m less sure of those (and I know many events have had the roles for quite some time).
- And is “Safety Manager” a new thing too, or maybe a renamed and updated “Lead Safety Glasses Attendant”? Or am I just out of the loop?