Welcome to the new FIRST Illinois Website!
Volunteer opportunities are available for the FIRST® LEGO® League Illinois Championship Tournaments:
Elgin Tournaments Flyer
Champagin Tournament Flyer
2019 Instructions to sign up to Volunteer at an Illinois FIRST LEGO League tournament
All - please consider volunteering. Even if your team is competing at one tournament, you can volunteer at one of the other tournaments. Generally our volunteer roles are not appropriate for FLL team members, although some of the older kids may be good as table re-setters OR to help parents/coaches monitor practice tables.
Coaches - Please forward this information to the parents of your team members to make them aware of the volunteer roles.
Judging questions can be forwarded to the Illinois head judge, Kyle Blais, at email@example.com
Refereeing questions can be forwarded to the Illinois Head Referee, Dee Karabowicz, at firstname.lastname@example.org
To volunteer in Elgin please contact us at FLLemail@example.com
To volunteer in Champaign/Urbana contact us at FLLfirstname.lastname@example.org
Project Judge or
Core Values Judge
Technical judges should have a background in engineering, computer science or have been a FLL coach. Project and Core Values judges do not require a technical background.Judges must be at least 18 years of age.
All judges must be certified by completing an on-line training session. All judges must be available all day Saturday from 7:30AM to 6PM. For more information about the judging roles for the Northern tournament please contact Doug Weaver at email@example.com.
Floater to assist with any technical difficulties with judging materials; asssembling projectors for technical, project and Core Values deliberations
Coordinate incoming and outgoing teams for technical and project call backs
Responsible for computing the table score for the robot performance event. Must be at least 18 years of age
All referees must attend a training session in person before the tournament. Referees for the championship tournaments must practice at a qualifier. All referees must be available from 8AM to 5PM on tournament day.
Responsible for re-setting the table components between table runs and ensuring teams do not remove table elements from competition tables.
Table re-setters will be trained on the morning of the tournament and must be available from 8AM to 5PM on tournament day
On hand to calculate the table score manually if necessary; calulcate votes for Team Spirit Award
10Am to 5PM
8AM to Noon shift
Noon to 4PM shift
Monitors the use of the practice tables diring the event to ensure all teams have equal access
Noon to 4PM shift
Responsible for getting teams into the table performance area on a timely basis, escorting teams out of table performance area and guiding teams into on-deck areas.
Responsible for determining food requirements for volunteers, purchasing food, hiring catereres, set up at event, removal of food upon completion of tournament
Friday 3PM to 8PM
Saturday & Sunday 7AM to 3PM
Various times during week before tournament
Assist Volunteer Food Coordinator with bringing food and drinks into facility, organizing and filling coolers, etc
Greet teams as they arrive; provide packets to coaches; answer questions, collect consent forms
Sell t-shirts; collect Team Spirit voting forms; collect forms for special activities; sell FSKs; take on responsibilities of informaiton desk after 10AM
7AM to 10AM
Friday 3PM to competition
Sunday 5PM to completion
All day Saturday & Sunday
Friday 3PM to competion
10AM to 3PM
Various time before tournament
9AM to 5:30PM
10:30AM to 4PM