Pit Administration Support

Position Summary

Provide direction, assistance, information, and support to teams and guests in the Pit. This is a physically active, fast-paced role. Must have strong interpersonal and communication skills.


  • Set-up the Pit Administration station
  • Assist with team check-in
  • Answer questions from teams, and visitors in the Pit area
  • Assist with distribution of the daily match list to teams
  • Maintain adequate supply of printed materials on the Pit Administration station
  • Prohibit teams and guests from entering Pit prior to scheduled opening time; facilitate on-time departure of teams after Pit closes
  • Manage lost and found items
  • Complete Medical and Non-Medical Incident Forms as needed
  • Collect ballots from teams for team-voted awards (if any); deliver to Judge Assistant (e.g. Gracious Professionalism Award)
  • Distribute Chairman’s Award Feedback
  • Distribute participation pins
  • Break down and pack up Pit Administration station during final award ceremony

Experience and Skills Needed

  • General knowledge of the FIRST Robotics Competition
  • Customer facing, must be friendly and behave in a professional manner at all times
  • General knowledge of facility and event layout
  • Strong interpersonal/communication skills
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Ability to move about the facility
  • Ability to stand for long periods of time
  • Must be able to lift at least 25 pounds

Time Commitment

  • Commitment:               Minimum two days + Training
  • Approximate times:

Day                                                                         Times

Practice Day (the day before the competition)        7am – End of Day

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 to your 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. 


Pit Administration Supervisor conducts training onsite and provides guidance during the competition

Reporting Relationships and Supervision

Direct Supervision:   Pit Administration Supervisor

On-site oversight:     Volunteer Coordinator

*Please Note: some events will conduct a pre-event evening Volunteer Orientation and Training.