Pit Administrator May. 10 2024| 0 KB

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

The Pit Administrator role for FIRST Robotics Competition provides direction, assistance, information, and support to teams and guests in the Pit. Volunteers in this role may be asked to make general announcements via the public-address (PA) system in the Pit area but this varies by event. This is a physically active, fast-paced role. 


  • Complete FIRST’s Data Privacy and Protection training
  • Set-up the Pit Administration station (varies by event)
  • Assist with team check-in
  • Answer questions from teams, and visitors in the Pit area
  • Assist with distribution of the daily match schedule to teams
  • Maintain an adequate supply of printed materials at the Pit Administration station
  • Prohibit teams and guests from entering Pit prior to scheduled opening time; facilitate the on-time departure of teams after Pit closes
  • Manage lost and found items
  • Collaborate with EMTs on preparing Incident Reports as required
  • Communicate with the Queuers to coordinate team line-up for matches, for events that require these announcements
  • Make general "housekeeping" announcements
  • Help facilitate teams needing parts or assistance by making announcements
  • Break down and pack up Pit Administration station during the final awards ceremony

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
  • General knowledge of the FIRST Robotics Competition
  • Customer-facing, must be friendly and behave professionally at all times 
  • General knowledge of facility and event layout
  • Strong interpersonal/communication skills
  • Strong organizational skills

Volunteer Time Commitment

  • Minimum 2 full day commitment (Districts)
  • Minimum 3 full day commitment (Regionals)

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.


Pit Administration Supervisor conducts training onsite* and provides guidance during the competition

Reporting Relationships and Supervision

  • Direct Supervision: Pit Administration Supervisor
  • On-Site Support: Volunteer Coordinator


* Must read and comply with the Volunteer Handbook.