Team Load-In/Out Attendant Oct. 16 2018| 0 KB

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

The Team Load-In/Out Attendant for FIRST Robotics Competition is critical to the safety of teams, volunteers, and the public during load-in/out processes. This is a physically active position that requires facilitating smooth team traffic flow throughout the facility when the teams are transporting their materials, including their robots, in and out of the event venue at the start and end of an event. A single volunteer does not need to fulfill both roles of Team Load-In Attendant and Team Load-Out Attendant; instead, they could fill either position independent of the other.


  • Direct teams as they are transporting robots, tool crates, etc. into and out of the event venue
  • Keep aisles, hallways and team traffic pathways clear in the Pit at all times
  • Provide directions to all event participants as requested, i.e.: to bathroom, concessions, Pit, Emergency Medical Technicians, etc.
  • May be asked to work outside directing traffic in the load-in/out area and/or teams entering or exiting the venue

Experience and Skills Needed

  • FIRST experience not required
  • Approachable and friendly personality
  • Strong interpersonal/communication skills
  • Ability to take charge; be assertive, but tactful 
  • Physically active position; ability to stand for long periods; walk the length of the facility
  • General knowledge of facility and event layout (can learn this on-site before shift begins)
  • Adults preferred but older teens may be considered

Volunteer Time Commitment

  • Load In Day - 2 half day commitment (Regionals)
  • Load In Day - 1 half day commitment (Districts)
  • Load Out Day - half day commitment (both Districts & 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 at least 30 minutes prior to the start of their shift to allow time to check in at the Volunteer Registration table and training from the Team Load-in/Out Manager.


Team Load-In/Out Manager and/or Event Manager conducts training on-site and provides guidance during the competition

Reporting Relationships and Supervision

Direct supervision: Team Load-In/Out Manager
On-site guidance: Team Load-In/Out Manager, Event Manager, and Volunteer Coordinator


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