Pit Announcer Aug. 11 2021| 0 KB

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

The Pit Announcer for FIRST Robotics Competitions calls teams to queuing area and make general announcements via the public-address system (PA) in the Pit area. Works in collaboration with the Team Queuing volunteers to facilitate adherence to the match schedule.


  • Facilitate adherence to match schedule
  • Announce pending team matches
  • Make general "housekeeping" announcements
  • Help facilitate teams needing parts or assistance by making announcements
  • Communicate with the Team Queuing volunteers to coordinate team line-up for matches

Experience and Skills Needed

  • Must be post-high school or equivalent (minimum age of 19 at time of service)
    • Exceptions may be granted by event Volunteer Coordinators after review and approval by FIRST HQ
  • FIRST experience not required, but a plus
  • Public speaking experience preferred
  • Ability to behave in a graciously professional manner at all times
  • Approachable and friendly personality; high energy
  • Strong interpersonal/communication skills
  • Clear and strong vocal ability and comfortable using a microphone in addressing a large crowd
  • Vocally energetic, entertaining and engaging to the students
  • Ability to collaborate with others, and work as a team
  • Ability to sit for long periods of time - individuals with limited mobility are welcome 


Volunteer Time Commitment

  • Pre-event training calls
  • 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.


On-site training from the Pit Administration Supervisor throughout the competition

Reporting Relationships and Supervision

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


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