Co-curricular record: Volunteer at robot battle March 2 to 4
January 17, 2018

What is the FIRST Robotics competition?A full view of the Barrie Athletic Centre gym with the FIRST Robotics competition field and spectators
Georgian is hosting Barrie’s second annual robotics competition on March 2 and 4. The FIRST Robotics competition will pit 30 robots, built and programmed by teams of Ontario high school students, against one another. The teams are busy developing the machines to achieve specific tasks like collecting and delivering power cubes.

What kinds of volunteer positions are available?
Approximately 100 volunteers are needed from March 2 to 4 to ensure the competition runs smoothly – March 2 is set-up day. Technical knowledge is not a requirement for most positions. The event planning committee is currently specifically recruiting for: volunteer registration assistants, an awards assistant and pit admin support. If you’re interested, now is the time to sign up to help! Visit firstroboticscanada.org to get started.

What’s in it for me?
You can include this volunteer experience on your co-curricular record – an official document to help enhance your portfolio. Plus, you get to see cool robots in action!