HQ sent an email today. The gist is that 2021 Volunteer Registration is delayed until January or later.
We will continue to monitor conditions and reevaluate the possibility of adding in-person gameplay events in January.
As potential event volunteers, this means that we will not open volunteer registration for in-person events until after that decision is made.
Hello FIRST ® Robotics Competition Volunteer,
As announced in the FIRST ® Inspires blog post, we will open the FIRST Robotics Competition registration assuming a season experience without in-person gameplay. We will continue to monitor conditions and reevaluate the possibility of adding in-person gameplay events in January.
As potential event volunteers, this means that we will not open volunteer registration for in-person events until after that decision is made. These events are made possible through the support of our event volunteers and if we do have events this season, these events will be smaller in scale and will require fewer volunteers than a typical season. We are still reviewing the list of required event volunteer roles and will be excited to share those opportunities if we have in-person events.
We have also released more updated information about the season within the FIRST Robotics Competition Blog. The At Home Challenges presented will need the help of remote volunteers, especially our Judges and Judge Advisors. Exact details of these roles and responsibilities are still being finalized. We will open volunteer registration in the coming months for these remote events so volunteers who are interested can sign up.
Volunteers can opt in to receive the FIRST Robotics Competition Team Email blast by going here. These emails go out once a week and include information regarding events, deadlines, Game/Challenge related info, award submissions, scholarships, etc. Volunteers may also be interested in opting into the blog here to learn season information from Frank Merrick.
This season will be different than any other, however, we are confident students will have a wonderful experience with the upcoming challenges. Thank you all for everything you do for FIRST . We truly could not do everything we do without our volunteers!
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