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 2015 recipient is Dale Jordan of Portland, Orgegon. Dale has spent countless hours researching the effect of static discharge on robots and developing strategies for reducing static impact on robots during events. While Dale loves working with the other Volunteers at events, his favorite aspect is talking with the kids at competitions and hearing about what they've learned and done. He can usually be found in the pit area talking with team members, many of whom he's gotten to know well over the years. You can read more about Dale Jordan in the FIRST newsletter.

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

 FTC Volunteer Role

Resources for 2014-2015 CASCADE EFFECT Season

 Event Coordinator
 Field Control System Operators
 Field Managers
 Field Resetters
 Game Announcers/Emcees
 Hardware Inspectors
 Judges
 Mentors and Coaches
 Pit Administrators
 Queuers
 Referees
 Scorekeepers
 Software Inspectors
 Volunteer Coordinators