VIP and Media Check-in Table Oct. 16 2018| 0 KB

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

The VIP and Media Check-in Table role for FIRST Robotics Competition assists VIPs attending the event. They facilitate positive VIP and Media experience at the event. There may be separate volunteer positions and tables for VIP and Media; to be determined by Planning Committee. Responsibilities of each position would be similar.


  • Assist with table set up and break down after the event 
  • Obtain a radio from event management office to keep aware of event information and issues, return it to office at end of day 
  • Greet and register VIPs and Media representatives upon arrival
  • Connect Media with Media Coordinator or other staff designated as media host(s)
  • Distribute name badges, press kits, event schedules, maps and other competition-related materials
  • Provide information about FIRST and directions to various facility locations, and answer questions

Experience and Skills Needed

  • FIRST experience not required, but helpful
  • Should have VIP hosting or PR experience
  • General knowledge of facility and event layout
  • Strong interpersonal/communication skills
  • Self-directed individual
  • Ability to move about the facility
  • Ability to sit for long periods of time

Volunteer Time Commitment

  • Minimum 2 full day commitment 

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.


Guidance provided by Event Coordinator

Reporting Relationships and Supervision

Direct supervision: Volunteer Coordinator
On-site oversight: Volunteer Coordinator


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