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FRC Volunteer Resources

Volunteers are the core of FIRST competition and other events.  If you want to work as a team volunteer, please the mentor section of this website.

FIRST events are an exciting and fun-filled opportunity to see youth in action, applying the knowledge and skills developed through team participation. Each competition event depends on an abundance of volunteers with a broad spectrum of talents to support operating needs and competition demands. FIRST continually seeks more individuals to help. Whether you have four hours on a Saturday or a full day to spend with us, FIRST event-day volunteers help out during the event season, often for more than one FIRST program. Many of these roles are highly visible and can have a significant positive impact on the quality of the event. There is something to suit everyone’s style—whether you like fast-past actions or helping behind-the-scenes. Many event-day volunteer roles do not need to have any technical expertise.

For more information about volunteering for FRC Elizabeth Shannon


This following are the event volunteer roles for the FIRST® Robotics Competition. Each role links to a description and/or training information. All Volunteers must be screened as part of the FIRST Youth Protection Program, which can be done through the Volunteer Information and Matching System (VIMS).

Alumni & Scholarship Attendant Role Description
Ambassador Role Description
Ambassador Coordinator Role Description
Awards Assistant Role Description
Control System Advisor Role Description and Training
Crowd Control Role Description
Field Assembly/Disassembly Role Description
Field Repair/Reset Role Description
Field Supervisor Role Description and Training
Technical Advisor Assistant (FTAA) Role Description and Training
Game Announcer Role Description and Training
Head Referee Role Description and Training
Inspection Manager Role Description
Judge Role Description
Judge Advisor Role Description and Training
Judge Assistant Role Description
Lead Robot Inspector Role Description and Training
Lead Safety Advisor Role Description and Training
Lead Safety Glasses Attendant Role Description
Lead Team Queuer Role Description and Training
Machine Shop Attendant Role Description
Machine Shop Shuttle Driver Role Description
Machine Shop Staff Role Description
Master of Ceremonies (Emcee) Role Description and Training
Master of Ceremonies Assistant Role Description
Pit Administration Supervisor Role Description and Training
Pit Administration Support Role Description
Pit Announcer Role Description
Practice Field Attendant Role Description
Referee Role Description and Training
Robot Inspector Role Description and Training
Safety Advisor Role Description and Training
Safety Glasses Attendant Role Description
Scorekeeper Role Description and Training
Spare Parts Attendant Role Description
Team Load-In/Out Attendant Role Description
Team Load-In/Out Manager Role Description and Training
Team Queuing Role Description
Team Social Attendant Role Description
VIP Media Check-In Table Role Description
Volunteer Coordinator Role Description and Training
Volunteer Lounge Manager Role Description
Volunteer Registration Table Assistant Role Description
Volunteer Registration Table Supervisor Role Description and Training

You can view and learn about the volunteer roles that exist in FRC here