Team Load-In/Out Manager Oct. 17 2017| 0 KB

Content Type: FIRST Robotics Competition
Tags: Training, Volunteer

The Team Load-In/Out Manager for FIRST Robotics Competition oversees and trains the Team Load-In/Out Attendants. This volunteer must be present for the team load-in day(s) and team load-out day. The goal for this position is to quickly, clearly, and safely guide teams to their designated pit locations upon arrival to the event site, and then to guide them out at the end of the event.


  • Prior to the load-in start time, coordinate with Event Manager/Volunteer Coordinator to determine where Team Load-In/Out Attendants should be stationed throughout the venue and/or outside the venue
  • Train Team Load-In/Out Attendants to ensure they are directing teams properly as they are transporting robots, tool crates, etc. into and out of the event venue
  • Ensure all Team Load-In/Out Attendants know the location to all important areas of the venue (i.e. first aid station, bathroom, volunteer check-in, Pit area, etc.) so they can provide adequate instruction as requested
  • Assist in the team load-in/out process as necessary and oversee all Load-In/Out Attendants during this process

Experience and Skills Needed

  • FIRST experience not required
  • Outgoing, friendly personality
  • Strong interpersonal/communication skills
  • Ability to lead; take charge; be assertive, but tactful
  • Ability to stand for long periods; walk the length of the facility
  • General knowledge of facility and event layout
  • Quick responsiveness
  • Adults preferred but older teens may be considered

Volunteer Time Commitment

  • Review Pre-event training slides
  • 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 1: 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.

Note 2: This position should arrive approximately 1.5 hours prior to the doors opening to teams for a final meeting and placement of volunteer personnel. They should leave enough time upon arrival to check in at Volunteer Registration.


Event Manager will conduct training on-site, and provides guidance during the competition. Training Slides

Reporting Relationships and Supervision

Direct supervision: Event Manager
On-site guidance: Event Manager and Volunteer Coordinator


* Must read and comply with the FIRST Code of Conduct