Position Summary

Ambassadors work to share the FIRST experience with event attendees, invited guests, and VIPs. They educate and engage guests by discussing the build season, game challenge, and inspire their continued motivation, passion, and commitment to FIRST. Ambassadors are responsible for their own travel, accommodations, expenses, and arrangements. 


  • Conduct tours of the Pit
  • Interact with teams and students
  • Interface with invited guests
  • Check-in at VIP Information Table 15 minutes prior to start of shift

Experience and Skills Needed

  • General knowledge of FIRST including:
    • Build season length and restrictions
    • Robot design
    • Robot Building Materials
    • Fundraising/Sponsorship methods
    • Other FIRST programs
  • Detailed Knowledge of FIRST Game Challenge including:
    • Scoring Strategies
    • Game Objectives
    • Scoring Values
    • Robot build-restrictions
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Self-directed individual
  • Ability to move about the facility

Time Commitment

  • Commitment: Minimum one day + training
  • Approximate times:

Day                                                                           Times

Practice day (the day before the competition)            Depends on training schedule

Day One of the Competition                                      7am-End of Day

Day Two of the Competition                                      7am-End of Day

Note 1: Event schedules vary. Please check the event schedule and talk the Ambassador Coordinator and Volunteer Coordinator, for detailed information on when you are expected to arrive.

NOTE: Volunteers should arrive on site 15-20 minutes prior to start of every shift in order to allow time to check in at the Volunteer Registration desk.


The Ambassador Coordinator conducts training and provides guidance during the competition. Training is on site

Reporting Relationships and Supervision

Direct supervision:  Ambassador Coordinator

On-site guidance:  Regional Director, Planning Committee Member, and Ambassador Coordinator