October 27, 2018

8:00 am - 6:30 pm

Volunteer Registration

We're looking for dedicated volunteers to help make this year's Ruckus a success!
Please support this local FIRST Community event! Your assistance would be greatly appreciated!

If you are interested in volunteering, please fill out the form below.  When the event gets closer, we'll contact you with specifics on your volunteer role.  Volunteers for most roles need only be on site the day of the event, and for a short (1 hour or less) meeting the night before.

Volunteers interested in helping set up the event on Friday afternoon and evening or in tearing down the event on Saturday evening should indicate this on the registration. Setup volunteers will be assigned to groups and provided with a time to show up at the venue via e-mail a few weeks prior to the event.

Event day (non-setup) volunteers are expected to be available the full day on Saturday! Please indicate in the comments if you are not available the entire duration of the event.  Note that because of this, we do not recommend volunteering for students or adults who will be actively participating in the competition with their team (active drive team members, coaches, robot-fixers, chaperones, etc).  

If you are helping your team compete, but still want to volunteer, registering for Friday setup only is a great way to be involved while still easily participating with your team!

All volunteers who work during the event on Saturday will receive a free T-shirt and lunch.


Volunteer Registration Form

Volunteer Preferences

Please indicate your preferences for volunteer roles during the event on Saturday below. We will do our best to place you in one or more of the areas you select.

Event day volunteers must be available the full day!

If you do not have a preference, please choose the option that indicates this so that we know you are flexible!

Three selections are required!

Friday Setup

Indicate here if you are available during the morning, afternoon, and/or evening on Friday before the event and wish to help with set up.

Friday volunteers will be assigned to groups and specific setup tasks and given a specific time to arrive on site; you will receive email with this info as the event gets closer.

Saturday Tear Down

Indicate here if you are available directly following the event on Saturday evening and wish to help with tear down and load out.

Saturday tear down volunteers will be assigned to groups and specific tear down tasks; you will receive email with this info as the event gets closer.

After load-out at the venue, unloading of event equipment takes place at our storage facility roughly 15 minutes East of downtown Rochester. We also seek volunteers to help with this unloading.




Providing a quality event is not possible without dedicated volunteers like you! To ensure a high quality event for our teams, we ask our volunteers to read and understand the following:

  • It is expected that I will be available to (does not apply to Friday setup-only volunteers):
    • Volunteer the full day on the Saturday of the event
    • Be able to attend a brief volunteer training meeting the Friday evening prior to the event
  • If I am a member of an attending team, I will not be participating in any team-related capacity (coaching, driving, mentoring, etc.) during the event and will be dedicated to my assigned volunteer duty.
  • If I am later unable to volunteer, I will contact the Ruckus Planning Committee through this website or other means