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General Volunteer Resources
Australia's Lead Volunteer Coordinator:
Translators needed for 2019 events!
Please contact Crystal Huo for more information.
- Macquarie University MEDIA Consent ADULT: MacquarieConsentAdult (Required)
- Macquarie University MEDIA Consent CHILD: MacquarieConsentChild (Required)
- FIRST CONSENT AND RELEASE FORM - ENGLISH (Required)
- Volunteer Handbook : A handbook containing information and general policies and practices of FIRST®, as well as how to get involved in volunteering for all four programs.
Event Volunteer Role Descriptions
FIRST Policies and Procedures
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!
- NSW: Office of the Children's Guardian
- QLD: Blue Card Services
- VIC: Working with Children Check
- SA: Department of Communities & Social Inclusion
- WA: Working with Children Check
- TAS: Department of Justice
- NT: NT Police - SAFE NT *$6 fee for volunteers.
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!
2019 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.
STEPS TO VOLUNTEER:
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 Robotics Competition (FRC) regional event encompasses three days of volunteer opportunities; volunteers may commit to all days or one day. Volunteers check in around 7:00 in the morning and finishing times vary. Schedules will be published closer to each event. Breakfast, lunch & dinner (if the day is longer) are provided plus morning/afternoon tea - for volunteers each day.
- Southern Cross Regional
10 - 12 March 2019
- South Pacific Regional
15 - 17 March 2019
FIRST Robotics Competitions take place in March at the Quaycentre at Sydney Olympic Park. Volunteers are encouraged to use public transportation as there is paid parking only onsite. For full event details and updates, please click here. To learn about the 2019 Deep Space game & season, please visit: https://www.firstinspires.org/robotics/frc/game-and-season
Please review at the Role Descriptions below to find what you would like to do and register via the FIRST Volunteer Registration System (VIMS). If you have questions, please feel free to reach out to our Volunteer Coordinator: email@example.com