Student Ambassador Coordinator May. 10 2024| 0 KB

Content Type: FIRST Robotics Competition, Volunteer
Program: FIRST Robotics Competition
Tags: Events, Training, Volunteer

Student Ambassador Coordinators for FIRST Robotics Competition assist in facilitating the Ambassador Program and collaborate with Event Management to ensure that all attendees, especially Invited Guests, are welcomed and treated with Gracious Professionalism. This position provides the opportunity to cultivate support for FIRST programs by showcasing students and teams directly as opposed to being seen at a distance.


  • Coordinate with Program Delivery Partner, Volunteer Coordinator, and/or Planning Committee Chair before an event to organize a meeting time and location for training ambassadors
  • Work with Program Delivery Partner, Volunteer Coordinator, and/or Planning Committee Chair to generate a schedule for the ambassadors and a "tour route" based on daily activities, queuing, and Pit areas
  • Act as a point of contact for those attending and those who have questions concerning the program 
  • Prepare and conduct the training for Ambassadors
  • Explain program and distribute materials
  • Participate in training with Ambassadors and demonstrate proper skills such as eye contact, speaking skills, and good posture
  • Walk previously determined route with Ambassadors
  • Serve as a Point of Contact for Student Ambassadors throughout the event
  • Provide name tags/identifying marks to Ambassadors so that Event Volunteers can identify them easily
  • Ensure enough Ambassadors are near the predetermined staging area to accommodate the ebb and flow of visitors to the event

Experience and Skills Needed

  • Must be post-high school or equivalent
  • Minimum age: 18
    • Exceptions may be granted by event Volunteer Coordinators after review and approval by the local Program Delivery Partner
  • Approachable and friendly personality
  • Strong interpersonal/communication skills
  • Strong logistics skills
  • Strong organizational skills

Volunteer Time Commitment

  • Training (half day commitment)
  • Minimum 2 full day commitment

Note: Event schedules vary. Please check the event schedule and talk to your Volunteer Coordinator for detailed information on when you are expected to arrive. Volunteers should arrive on site 15-20 minutes prior to the start of every shift to allow time to check in at the Volunteer Registration table.


Training will be conducted on site by the Program Delivery Partner, Volunteer Coordinator, and/or Planning Committee Chair

Reporting Relationships and Supervision

  • Direct Supervision and On-Site Support: Program Delivery Partner, Volunteer Coordinator, and/or Planning Committee Chair


* Must read and comply with the Volunteer Handbook