FIRST LEGO League in Illinois is predominatenly run by volunteers. Volunteers are needed at all levels across the organization to aide in program planning, event coordination, and day-of execution.
Coming soon! To learn about volunteer opportunities, sign up for the Illinois FIRST LEGO League Volunteer Email List
Registration Instructions for Illinois Event Volunteers
From Tournament Coordinators to Judges, Referees, and photographers, nearly everyone at an event is a volunteer.
Volunteers are needed at:
Volunteering at an event is the best way to learn about FIRST LEGO League.
Coaching a team? Or on a team? Volunteer at an event that your team will not be attending! Be a judge, be a ref, help reset the fields.
Coaches make great... referees and judges! Get a peek behind the table or in the stripes. This is a great way to improve for future seasons and expand your understanding.
Older students on teams make great... field resetters! Watch all the robots at the event run. See unique and innovative solutions that other teams designed for the current year's missions.
To learn about volunteer opportunities, sign up for the Illinois FIRST LEGO League Volunteer Email List
A variety of roles are available at each event. Some require advanced training, while others may require day-of or no training. Most roles are full day commitments.
Training and Support: None
Prerequisite: Prior experience with AV or photography
Minimum Age Requirement: 18 unless otherwise approved by Tournament Coordinator
Minimum Age Requirement: 13
Training and Support: Day of training
Prerequisite: Knowledge of the game and rules (can be onsite, day-of training), Experience preferred but not required
Minimum Age Requirement: 18
Training and Support: Day of training on the field
Training and Support: FIRST data protection training required, Day of training on the field
Prerequisite: FIRST LEGO League experience preferred but not required
Key Volunteer Role
Training and Support: FIRST data protection training required, Illinois Referee training required
Prerequisite: prior FIRST LEGO League referee experience required
Minimum Age Requirement: 21
Training and Support: FIRST data protection training required, Illinois Judge/Judge Advisor training required, Awards Allocation process training required
Prerequisite: FIRST LEGO League experience required. Detailed knowledge of Illinois event scoring and Juding process as well as awards allocation requirements for the event
Training and Support: FIRST data protection training required, Illinois Judge training may be required
Minimum Age Requirement: 15, 18 preferred
Training and Support: FIRST data protection training required, Illinois Judge training required
Training and Support: Illinois Referee training required
Responsibilities: Oversees all aspects of the tournament and reports to the region’s FIRST LEGO League PDP.
Training and Support: Monthly meetings and training for required tools (volunteer management, scoring and event management software)
Prerequisite: FIRST LEGO League event experience required.
Training and Support: FIRST Data Protection training required
Prerequisite: Basic knowledge of Tournament structure and event requirements
The FIRST LEGO League Illinois Planning Committee is a volunteer group who meet monthly throughout the year. The Planning Committee is run by the Program Delivery Partners and is responsible for:
If you have a particular talent in one of the above areas and you would like to part of the Planning Committee, please send an email to us at [email protected]
Become a State Mentor!
Teams accross the state could benefit from experienced alumni, coaches, and experts with skills in
State Mentors may be good in all areas, or specialized in a specific area. Historically, mentors remotely contact the teams or coaches over the phone or via a web meeting. In some cases, where location and the meeting spaces allow, mentors can go on-site with the team.
Here are examples of previous State Mentor guidances provided to teams:
Interested in joining our State Mentor team? Send us an email.