Queuer May. 10 2024| 0 KB

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

The Queuer role for FIRST Robotics Competition plays a critical role in ensuring smooth flow of match play and maintaining the pace of the event. The Queuer is responsible for managing team traffic to and from the playing field and restricting access tothe field for unauthorized individuals. This is a physically active role.

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

Responsibilities, as determined by the Lead Queuer, may include

  • Implement FIRST safety standards and help manage safety for the event 
  • Stage and position teams for matches
  • Restrict access to field for unauthorized individuals
  • 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 Lead Queuer regarding team competition schedule and timing, working with the match schedule
  • Maintain an uninterrupted flow of teams to the playing field
  • Direct teams to player stations, and facilitate team departure from field

Experience and Skills Needed

  • FIRST experience not required, but preferred
  • Minimum age: 13 (Preferred:15+)
  • Ability to "take charge"; be assertive, but tactful
  • Basic knowledge of the match process is helpful
  • Strong leadership, interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to collaborate with others, work as a member of a team
  • Self-directed individual 

Volunteer Time Commitment

  • 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.


The Lead Queuer will conduct training on site and provide guidance during the competition

Reporting Relationships and Supervision

  • Direct Supervision: Lead Queuer
  • On-Site Support: Volunteer Coordinator


* Must read and comply with the Volunteer Handbook