Safety Attendant Aug. 3 2021| 0 KB

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

Safety Attendant volunteers for FIRST Robotics Competition work together under the Safety Manager to help keep the event safe. Some volunteers may help by greeting visitors and handing out safety glasses at Safety Glass Stations. Others may help with pedestrian traffic flow throughout the facility, monitoring the audience, and keeping walkways and aisles clear.

Maintains adequate supply of safety glasses at safety glasses locations, alert the Lead Safety Glasses Attendant when more glasses, supplies, or volunteers are needed. Maintain a high level of safety as stated in the FIRST Safety Manual and FIRST Game & Event Rules Manual.  


  • Help meet, greet, and direct visitors to the event areas
  • Provide visitors with safety glasses needed to enter the pit area
  • Demonstrate Gracious Professionalism when explaining FIRST safety policies
  • Provide visitors with earplugs as requested
  • Clean safety glasses when returned
  • Alert the Safety Manager if safety glass supplies are running low
  • Maintain a standard of safety in the pit area
  • Maintain a positive attitude while interacting with teams, guests, and VIPs
  • Restrict team access to Pit prior to morning opening of area; clear Pit after close 
  • 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
  • Ensure that all Safety Glasses Stations are adequately supplied with safety glasses, cleaning supplies, earplugs, and other items as needed throughout the day
  • Properly secure safety glasses at the end of each day during the competition
  • Complete Safety Glasses Inventory at end of competition
  • Communicate with Event Manager if additional supplies are needed, either for your own event or an upcoming event

Experience and Skills Needed

  • FIRST experience not required
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Approachable and friendly personality
  • Ability to collaborate with others, work as a member of a team
  • Ability to take charge; be assertive, but tactful
  • General knowledge of facility and event layout

Volunteer Time Commitment

  • Can be divided among multiple volunteers for the duration of the event
  • Time commitment varies by event
  • Preferred 2 full day commitment (Districts) or 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.


Please review the following resources before the event:

Reporting Relationships and Supervision

  • Direct Supervision: Safety Manager
  • On-site Guidance: Volunteer Coordinator


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