Volunteer Lounge Monitor

Position Summary

This is a crowd control position. This position requires that you sit by the entrance of the Volunteer Lounge to check for proper authorization to pass through the area. Use counter to get an accurate number of volunteers that eat in the facility. Must be a take-charge person with strong interpersonal skills.


  • Sit/Stand by Volunteer Lounge, monitor who passes through
  • Check for proper authorization, volunteers wear a FIRST "Volunteer" shirt and volunteer name badge identifying their status

Experience and Skills Needed

  • Ability to "take charge"; be assertive
  • Ability to sit or stand for long periods of time
  • Ability to work and interact with volunteers, team members, contracted and FIRST staff
  • FIRST experience not required
  • General knowledge of facility and event layout
  • Outgoing personality; high energy, gregarious; sense of humor

Time Commitment

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

Day                                                                         Times

Practice Day (the day before the competition)        8am – End of Day

Day One of the Competition                                   8am – End of Day

Day Two of the Competition                                   8am – 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. 


Training will be on site

Reporting Relationships and Supervision

Direct supervision:  Volunteer Coordinator

On-site guidance:     FIRST Volunteer Resources Department Staff

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