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Volunteer Spotlight: Volunteer Coordinator

Volunteer Spotlight: Volunteer CoordinatorBeing a Volunteer Coordinator (VC) is a rewarding experience. You can enjoy the community FIRST volunteer programs create and gain experience in the tasks or skills you love. But what precisely does it mean to be a Volunteer Coordinator with FIRST? We interviewed Joseph Beckman, one of our San Antonio VC’s to learn what the … Continue reading Volunteer Spotlight: Volunteer Coordinator

Volunteer Spotlight: FIRST Technical Advisor (FTA)

Volunteer Spotlight: FIRST Technical Advisor (FTA)In our continuing volunteer spotlight series, this month we look at the role of FIRST Technical Advisors more commonly referred to as FTAs. According to the FTA Volunteer Roles and Resources page: “The FIRST Technical Advisor (FTA) is responsible for keeping the FIRST Robotics Competition field running smoothly and in accordance with FIRST requirements.” For … Continue reading Volunteer Spotlight: FIRST Technical Advisor (FTA)

Volunteer Spotlight Focus: Judges

Volunteer Spotlight Focus: JudgesOur focus this month is on volunteers and the critical role they play in the success of event support as well as student development. With New Mexico joining Texas in transitioning their FIRST Robotics Competition program from regional to district, we took this opportunity to reach out to Cindy Stong, a National Judge Advisor out … Continue reading Volunteer Spotlight Focus: Judges