New and potential members, check out our New Members page.
Team 971 meets after school until approximately 5:30 PM, 10:00 AM to 5:30PM on Saturdays, and 12:30 PM to 5:30 PM on Sundays during the 6-week build season, from the beginning of January to the middle of February. Specifics are available on our calendar.
The team meets every Wednesday at lunch during the off-season in room 112. You are welcome to come and join at any time to learn about robotics and become actively involved for the build season.
If you are looking to volunteer at the competition or with the FIRST organization, look here.
Or you could volunteer to help a local team, as chances are they are always looking for more help, anything from supervision to technical expertise. Teams are always looking for people to advise them with how to build the robot to simply supervision while they are working.
Team 971 is always looking for any parent or adult volunteers who are willing to spend their time to assist us with our robot design, building, programming etc., or to supervise us during our intense 6-week build season where we work very hard to get our robot ready for the competition.
We are currently required to have all adult volunteers fingerprinted by our school district before they are allowed to help out. If you're interested in helping us out, we have assembled comprehensive instructions on how to be fingerprinted.
In order to drive any student, other than your own child, to a robotics event you have to be an approved driver. The good news is that once you are approved, you can drive students to and from any school event. Here are directions for completing the Volunteer Driver Application Process.
Did you buy something for the team that was an approved expense? We're happy to work with you to reimburse you for pre-approved team-related expenses involved with helping out. We've put together a handy instruction page that describes the process of filling out a reimbursement form so that we can pay you back.