2014 FLL World Championship Volunteer Referee

First time volunteer?  Start Here:
General Volunteer Resources

Why volunteer with FIRST?:
Video - Part 1
Video - Part 2
Video - Part 3

Australia's Lead Volunteer Coordinator:
Susanna Westling

Translators needed for 2019 events!
Please contact Crystal Huo for more information.


2018 FIRST  Tech Challenge:  Rover Ruckus Volunteer Link

Sydney Scrimmage & National Championship
CLICK HERE to Register as a Volunteer

2018 FIRST LEGO LEAGUE Volunteer Registration Links







 FLL, FLL Junior & FTC
Training Materials

  • Links coming soon!


Event Volunteer Role Descriptions



FIRST Tech Challenge

FIRST Robotics Competition

FIRST Policies and Procedures

FIRST Volunteer Code of Conduct

FIRST Volunteer Bill of Rights

FIRST Volunteer Customer Service Training

Working With Children Checks (NSW)

FIRST Volunteers should complete a "Working With Children Check  - which is available FREE of charge for volunteers in most states (see exceptions by links below).  Please visit the appropriate state link below to apply for your Working With Children Check prior to volunteering at an event.   You will be asked to provide your government issued clearance ID number when registering in the FIRST Australia Volunteer system.   Thank you for your cooperation and helping to ensure the safety of children participating in FIRST!

Unconscious Bias Training

At FIRST Robotics Australia we are committed to making our events and programs exciting, engaging, inclusive and welcoming for everyone. At the Australian Regional, we will have a very diverse group of participants and we want to ensure they have a fantastic experience and feel welcome and included in everything that we do. To help us make this the best event it can be for everyone attending we want to shine a light on unconscious bias and help us be the best we can be in our volunteering.

Help us to make FIRST events awesome and inclusive for everyone!

Click Here for Unconscious Bias Training



2018 -  19 FIRST® Australia Season

*Please note:  The minimum age for general volunteers is 14.
Some roles require university age or higher.
Exception is FRC event volunteers who must be age 16 or older.


Volunteering for a FIRST event is a great experience and you will have an inspiring and fun day! Check out the information, links & video(s) below for more information. Each FIRST LEGO League regional & state qualifying event is a one-day comittment which begins around 7:30 in the morning but finishing times vary. Schedules will be published closer to each event. Lunch is usually provided plus morning/afternoon tea - for volunteers each day.   *Available Volunteer Sign Up forms are located to the left of this page.

FIRST Tech Challenge scrimmages are one day events.  Both the FIRST Tech Challenge & FIRST LEGO League National Championships are two-day events.

FIRST LEGO League Junior Expos will be held around Australia - some will be included as part of a FIRST LEGO League event & several will be held as stand alone events.

Look at the Role descriptions below to find what you would like to do, then choose event(s) from below and register.  If you have questions, please feel free to reach out to our Volunteer Coordinator:  volunteers@ausfirst.org 

2018  Events & Volunteer Opportunities around Australia!

  • FIRST LEGO League Regional Qualifying Events (Various Dates early-November 2018)
  • FIRST LEGO League State Qualifying Events (Various Dates late-November 2018)
  • FIRST Tech Challenge Scrimmages (Various Dates Oct -Nov 2018)
  • FIRST Tech Challenge National Championship (1 - 2 December 2018)
  • FIRST LEGO League National Championship (8 - 9 December 2018)

Further Details:  

When you have signed up you will be matched with the role that best fits your preference, skills and time available.   *Direct links to each Volunteer Registration forms are located to the left of this page.

Virtual referee & judge training will be broadcast nationwide in October  2018 - live from Macquarie University. Details will be posted to this space soon.  You may attend in person or virtually.

There is training & certification for some Key volunteer roles available online after you have been assigned a role.  If you have questions about the registration process, please reach out to Susanna Westling via email:  volunteers@ausfirst.org  

Volunteers interested in events in Northern Territory, Western Australia, South Australia, Victoria, Tasmania, New South Wales & Queensland should access the following PDF to contact the event organizers directly:  2018 FLL Event Contacts Australia Update 18.7.18 or review the links on the left sidebar of this page for posted Volunteer Sign Up forms.  

List of FIRST LEGO League events:   2018 Into Orbit Qualifying Events Australia 21.8.18

List of FIRST LEGO League Junior Expos:  2018 -19 Junior Expos 23.8.18

FIRST Tech Challenge scrimmages and national championship dates:  Please CLICK HERE to register as a volunteer.