FLL Volunteer Referee

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General Volunteer Resources

Why volunteer with FIRST?:
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Australia's Lead Volunteer Coordinator:
Susanna Westling

Translators for international events in Australia needed!
Please contact Crystal Huo for more information.


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

FIRST Volunteers should complete a "Working With Children" clearance  - which is available FREE of charge for volunteers in most states & territories (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 Australia we are committed to making our events and programs exciting, engaging, inclusive and welcoming for everyone. At all events, 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



2019-20 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.

FIRST LEGO League Junior Boomtown Build 2019-20 Volunteers

FIRST LEGO League Junior Expos are held around Australia for ages 6 - 10.  These expos are not competitions but rather an opportunity for students to showcase their project learning. Volunteers are also needed for these expos, and there are a range of roles including "Reviewers".  You can read more about volunteer roles at Expos here:  CLICK!

If you wish to volunteer for an expo, please reach out to the organisers directly.  Use this list of expos and contacts to participate in an Australian Expo near you:  CLICK!

FIRST LEGO League City Shaper 2019-20 Season Volunteers

Volunteers needed in all roles including:   *See left hand side bar for link to Full Roles/Descriptions

  • Referees
  • Judges
  • Scorekeepers
  • Queuers
  • Set Up/Bump In & Out Crews

FLL Volunteer Dates

  • Australian Qualifying Events & DatesCLICK HERE
  • National Championship – South in Melbourne on 24 November 2019
  • National Championship – West in Perth on 14 December 2019
  • National Championship – East in Sydney on 8 December 2019
  • National Championship – North in Brisbane on 23 November 2019

Volunteer Registration Forms *All events, one form per region.

Training   *Email first.australia@mq.edu.au to be added to calendar invite.  

  • REFEREES:  Live Broadcast (6 pm - 9 pm EST) from Sydney on Tues., 1 October 2019
  • JUDGES: Live Broadcast (6 pm - 9 pm EST) from Sydney on Wed., 16 October 2019

Please reach out to first.australia@mq.edu.au for more information on FLL & volunteering.

FIRST Tech Challenge Skystone 2019-20 Season Volunteers

Volunteers needed in all roles including:  *See left hand side bar for link to Full Roles/Descriptions

  • Referees
  • Judges
  • Scorekeepers
  • Queuers
  • Set Up/Bump In & Out Crews

FIRST Tech Challenge Events, Dates, Contacts

Volunteer Registration

  • One Form for All Currently Scheduled Qualifying Events & National Champhionship:  CLICK HERE!

Please reach out to first.austaralia@mq.edu.au for more information on FTC & volunteering.

FIRST Robotics Competition Infinite Recharge 2020 Season Volunteers

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 meals are provided for volunteers each day.  

More information regarding volunteering for the South Pacific and Southern Cross Regionals (March 2020) will be coming to this space soon.  The 2020 Regionals will be held at the Quaycentre at Sydney Olympic Park.

To learn about the 2020 Infinite Recharge game & season, please visit: CLICK HERE

  • Role Descriptions:  *See left hand side bar for link to Full Roles/Descriptions
  • Dates:  Coming Soon
  • Volunteer Registration System:  All FRC Volunteers in Australia will use the international system.  You may create an account or log in here:  CLICK!

If you have questions, please feel free to reach out to our Volunteer Coordinator: volunteers@ausfirst.org