Crowd Control Oct. 2 2018| 0 KB

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

Crowd Control for FIRST Robotics Competition is a physically active position that requires facilitating smooth pedestrian traffic flow throughout the facility, monitoring the audience, and keeping walkways and aisles clear. Effective crowd control is critical to a safe and well-run event. May be asked to perform this duty in different areas of the venue.


  • Maintain a positive attitude while interacting with teams, guests, and VIP's
  • Restrict team access to Pit prior to morning opening of area; clear Pit of people after close of area
  • Keep aisles, hallways and team traffic pathways clear in the Pit, near the playing field
  • Limits team, volunteer, and public access to field
  • Monitor access to designated Judge and Media/VIP areas
  • Prohibit teams from "saving" blocks of seats
  • Provide directions, i.e. to bathroom, concessions, Pit, Emergency Medical Technicians

Experience and Skills Needed

  • FIRST experience not required
  • Approachable and friendly personality
  • Strong interpersonal/communication skills
  • Ability to take charge; be assertive, but tactful
  • Ability to move about facility
  • General knowledge of facility and event layout
  • Adults preferred, older teens may be considered

Volunteer Time Commitment

  • Can be divided among multiple volunteers for the duration of the event
  • Practice Day (if applicable)
  • Minimum 1 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.


Event Manager or Volunteer Coordinator conducts training on site and provides guidance during the competition.

Reporting Relationships and Supervision

Direct supervision: Event Manager

On-site guidance: Volunteer Coordinator


* Must read and comply with the FIRST Volunteer Rights and Responsibilities