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General Volunteer Resources
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Australia's Lead Volunteer Coordinator:
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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) 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. Some meal are provided for volunteers each day.
- FRC Duel Down Under
Australia's Off-Season Event
Set Up Days: 24 - 25 July 2019
Event Days: 26 - 28 July 2019
Volunteers are encouraged to use public transportation due to MQU's new parking conditions (Macquarie Uni Train Station re-opens in 2019) . For full event details and updates as they come available, 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 link to the right. If you have questions, please feel free to reach out to our Volunteer Coordinator: email@example.com
FIRST LEGO League Asia Pacific Open Championships
International event for invited FIRST LEGO League teams from around the world will compete at Macquarie University in July. Volunteers needed in all roles including:
- Set Up/Bump In Crew
- Set Up/Bump In: 3 & 4 July 2019
- Team Registration (Afternoon/Evening): 4 July 2019
- All Other Competition Volunteers: 5, 6, 7 July 2019
Use the button at left to register for this event. Please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org in the interim for more information.