Volunteer Registration

Without the wonderful commitment of the volunteer team, the Robot Programming Competitions (RPC) could not be held. The program depends on over 100 volunteers to assist with a wide range of tasks.

All Volunteers at the Acadia Robot Programming Competition will receive:

  • Training or instruction in their chosen role
  • A clipboard containing information needed for the day
  • A distinctive t-shirt for your assigned role
  • Lunch and refreshments
  • A Certificate of Participation and small give-aways

There are a number of volunteer positions to be filled each year.

  • A list of the positions for FIRST® LEGO® League (FLL) can be found HERE.
  • A list of the positions for Robofest can be found HERE

FIRST® LEGO® League Jr. High/Middle School Volunteers:

To register as volunteer for the 2016/17 season competition to be held on Saturday, March 4, 2017, or an NSCC Qualifying Event, you will need to:

1. Register through FIRST's Volunteer Information Management System (VIMS) and will require a Canadian Criminal background check through myBackCheck.com. You will be able to choose a Volunteer Role in VIMS and choose an Event. 

If for any reason you are unable to register through FIRST's VIMS, please download the WALK-ON RELEASE FORM and fax to 902-585-1067 or scan and email to Jenna Watson-Findely, Robotics Coordinator (robot.coordinator@acadiau.ca) THEN GO to Step 2.

Before you go to the login page, please download and review the VIMS USER GUIDE

FIRST® Youth Protection Clearance in Canada FAQs

  • If you had a Canadian Criminal Records Check done within 24 months you can email this to safetyFIRST@usfirst.org or fax it to 1-603-666-3907.
  • You will be directed to myBackCheck.com and open a separate account.
  • the Canadian Criminal Records Check completed here is done through the RCMP.
  • There is no cost to you.
  • Please have your Driver's Licence and SIN when you start the process.
  • This is valid with FIRST® for 3 years and also can be used for any other volunteer work you do.

To sign up GO HERE TO VOLUNTEER FOR FLL through VIMS

2. Sign a Consent and Release form:

  • Acadia Faculty and Staff Volunteers are not required to sign Acadia's Consent and Release Form. To register as a volunteer for FIRST® LEGO® League please complete the FIRST VIMS registration and screening for Criminal Records Check outlined above and then register for our event.
  • All FIRST® LEGO® League volunteers need to sign the FIRST Consent and Release form HERE.
  • NON Faculty and Staff - Acadia University's Championship Event - Please sign the Acadia Consent and Release form by going HERE.

ROBOFEST High School Competition (HRC) Volunteers:

  • To register as a Volunteer for Robofest sign-up HERE
  • Acadia Faculty and Staff Volunteers are not required to sign a Acadia's Consent and Release Form. To register as a volunteer click HERE.
  • NON Faculty and Staff - Acadia University's Championship Event - Electronically sign the Consent and Release form by going HERE.

General Event Volunteers (not FIRST® LEGO® League or HRC specific):

  • Volunteer to help out with a variety of tasks at the Acadia Championships.
  • Acadia Faculty and Staff Volunteers are not required to sign Acadia's Consent and Release Form. To register as a volunteer click HERE.
  • NON Faculty and Staff - Acadia University's Championship Event - Sign the Consent and Release form by going HERE.