Volunteer Resources

fta This section contains resources for FIRST Tech Challenge Volunteer training and development. Learn more about becoming an FTC Volunteer or view the complete listing of volunteer opportunities at FIRST. All FIRST Tech Challenge Volunteers must be screened as part of the FIRST Youth Protection Program.

FIRST Tech Challenge Volunteer of the Year

Each year, FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) presents the Volunteer of the Year Award to an individual who personifies the vision and mission of the FTC program. This volunteer works beyond their local community to spread awareness of the program. He or she is willing to share their experience and ideas with others and is often the volunteer that all other volunteers would like to work with and learn from. The 2014 recipient is Susie Mathieu of St. Louis, Missouri. Susie is innovative, thoughtful, and a truly Gracious Professional. Shining a spotlight on the skills, talents, and abilities of others, she gives her fellow Volunteers opportunities to contribute at the highest levels and share their great ideas with the FTC community. You can read more about Susie Matthieu in the June 2014 FIRST newsletter.

You can check out all past recipients of the FIRST Tech Challenge Volunteer of the Year Award on the FTC Hall of Fame page.

FTC Volunteer Role


Event Coordinator

League/Meet Organizer Guide (coming soon)

Field Electronics Setup Guide - NEW

FTC Guide to Addressing NXT Lockups - NEW

Field Control System Operators Field Control System Operator Manual - NEW
Field Managers Field Manager Manual - NEW
Field Resetters Field Reset Manual (coming soon)
Game Announcers/Emcees

Game Announcer Manual (coming soon)

Emcee Manual (coming soon)

Hardware Inspectors Hardware Inspector Manual (coming soon)

Judge Manual (coming soon)

FTC Awards Descriptions

Mentors and Coaches Mentor Guide - NEW
Pit Administrators Pit Administration Manual - NEW
Queuers Queuer Manual - NEW

Referee Manual (coming soon)


Scorekeeper Manual (coming soon)

Scoring System Guide (coming soon)

Software Inspectors Software Inspector Manual - NEW
Volunteer Coordinators Volunteer Coordinator Manual (coming soon)