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Volunteers and Judges

Thank you in advance!
Texas BEST competitions would not be possible without the hundreds of dedicated volunteers who donate their time and talent.

Volunteers are role models.
Over the course of the Texas BEST weekend, volunteers interact with parents, students, and teachers. This is a championship event for a national program and all participants have worked very hard to get to this point. Volunteers should put their best foot forward and be helpful, friendly, and overall good stewards of BEST Robotics and The University of Texas at Dallas.

Volunteer Needs

The Texas BEST Regional Competition will occur on Thursday, Dec 8 through Saturday, Dec 10 at the Dr. Pepper Arena and Convention Center in Frisco, TX. 73 teams are expected to participate.

All positions are described below and you must be at least 16 years old to volunteer (and 18+ yr old for Judges roles). Any necessary materials and training will be provided to you via email before your chosen day(s) of volunteering and/or on-site. If you need assistance using iVolunteer.com portal, please refer to this User Guide.

Volunteer sign up has ended. However, if you’re still interested in volunteering, please arrive at the Dr Pepper Arena (Frisco) between 8am-2pm and we can find a role for you!

Volunteer Roles Overview: Click here for more details.

Pre-Event/Online volunteers may review project notebooks and/or website design.

Judges may critique one or more of the following categories:  marketing presentations, t-shirt design, table displays and interviews, spirit and sportsmanship, and robot judging.

Game/Field Support may assist as: referees, pit crew, score-keeping and clock operation, field set-up, re-setting, and tear-down.

General volunteers may assist as: check-in, registration/information desk, hospitality, and traffic flow/directions.

The Medical, Talent and Liability Release Form is required from all individuals volunteering with Texas BEST (see below). The completed form should be scanned and emailed to [email protected] or faxed to 972-883-4454 by December 2.

Medical, Talent and Liability Release Form