Lead Queuer May. 10 2024| 0 KB

Content Type: FIRST Robotics Competition, Volunteer
Program: FIRST Robotics Competition
Tags: Training, Volunteer

The Lead Queuer for FIRST Robotics Competition is a key volunteer position. They direct and supervise the Queuers, help determine team traffic flow on and off the field, and monitor flow during the competition. They play a critical role in ensuring smooth flow of match play and maintaining the pace of the event. This is a physically active role.

*Must sign a Conflict of Interest and Disclosure Statement prior to start of service.


  • Implement FIRST safety standards and help manage safety for the event
  • Contribute to the success of the competition by maintaining match pace
  • Collaborate with Field Supervisor and FIRST Technical Advisor on team traffic flow pattern to/from the playing field
  • Train, direct, and supervise Queuers
  • Restrict access to field for unauthorized individuals
  • Stage and position teams in preparation for the start of matches
  • Stage and position team representatives for Alliance Selection
  • Maintain uninterrupted flow of teams to the playing field
  • Direct teams to player stations, and facilitates team departure from field
  • Obtain a radio from event management office to keep aware of event information and issues; return it to office at end of day
  • Communicate with the Pit Announcer regarding team competition schedule and timing, working with the match schedule
  • Create proper markings for team flow direction
  • Attend the daily morning meeting if directed by Event Manager

Experience and Skills Needed

  • Must be post-high school or equivalent
  • Minimum age: 18
    • Exceptions may be granted by event Volunteer Coordinators after review and approval by the local Program Delivery Par
  • Queuer experience is helpful
  • Ability to "take charge"; be assertive, but tactful
  • Ability to collaborate with others; work as a member of a team
  • Basic knowledge of the game and match process is helpful
  • Strong leadership, interpersonal and communication skills
  • Self-directed individual
  • Ability to stand for long periods of time


Volunteer Time Commitment

  • Pre-event training call
  • Minimum 2 full day commitment (Districts)
  • Minimum 3 full day commitment (Regionals)

Note: Event schedules vary. Please check the event schedule and talk to your Volunteer Coordinator for detailed information on when you are expected to arrive. Volunteers should arrive on site 15-20 minutes prior to the start of every shift to allow time to check in at the Volunteer Registration table.


Pre-event certification provided by FIRST HQ prior to the competition season. FIRST Technical Advisor provides advice during the competition. 

Reporting Relationships and Supervision

  • Direct Supervision: FIRST Technical Advisor (FTA)
  • On-Site Support: Volunteer Coordinator


* Must read and comply with the Volunteer Handbook.