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FTC Volunteer Training Information and Call Schedule

Volunteers have their own Box.com site for training materials where they can access the Volunteer Manuals for the 2014-2015 season. These volunteer training folders contain:
  • Training Materials
  • Training Video
  • Volunteer Resources Document
  • Link to certification test (if required)
  • Monthly Discussion call schedule (if available)
  • Dial in phone number for Volunteer to join the call
  • Link to the Forum along with instructions
  • Phone number for Event support during Event Season
Certification
For the roles that require certification, the link and password will be provided within the manual. Volunteers should access the training, review the manual, and then certify for the position. When a Volunteer passes certification, they will automatically receive a certificate that they have passed the test.

Discussion Calls
Monthly discussion calls will be held for some of the Volunteer Roles for the 2013-2014 season. Discussion calls will take place of the standard Q&A trainings, and will be an open forum for Volunteers to discuss the role, ask questions, and provide tips and best practices to other Volunteers. For the Roles that have scheduled calls, one call will take place in December, January, and February (see each role for availability and dates).

Volunteer Forum
For Volunteer roles that do not have monthly discussion calls, all questions should be directed to the Volunteer Forum. In each Volunteer manual we have included a link and specific instructions on how to register for the Volunteer Forum. It is important to stress that all questions should first go to the Volunteer Forum. This will allow the Volunteers ask questions and to view other questions and answers that they will find useful throughout the season (similar to the Game Forum).

Event Phone Support
Phone support numbers are listed in each manual. These lines will be open to get real time assistance when at an Event, and are open from Friday to Sunday during Event season.


Emcee and Game Announcer
Training Material Folder: https://usfirst.box.com/s/4ve56ua637bmutcqns9e
Volunteer Resources Document: https://usfirst.app.box.com/s/4ve56ua637bmutcqns9e/1/2296999369/21567368419/1
Call Schedule: none
Certification: not required

Event Organizer
Training Material Folder: https://usfirst.box.com/s/u0x274ystnz8u8kay5o4
Volunteer Resources Document: none
Call Schedule: none
Certification: not required

Field Control System Operator
Volunteer Resources Document: https://usfirst.app.box.com/s/62b4sq57ysmag8shazhx/1/2296998851/22082112963/1
Call Schedule: none
Certification: not required

Field Manager
Training Material Folderhttps://usfirst.app.box.com/s/qchrkhho7te7i1jtspbd
Volunteer Resources Document: https://usfirst.app.box.com/s/qchrkhho7te7i1jtspbd/1/2296991735/21567330697/1
Call Schedule: none
Certification: not required

Field Reset
Training Material Folderhttps://usfirst.app.box.com/s/htv6ej1y4fgn3c0upngc
Volunteer Resources Document: none
Call Schedule: none
Certification: not required

Field Tech Advisor
Training Material Folderhttps://usfirst.app.box.com/s/0x4rhkbn9ietukc35dje
Call Schedule:
October 6, 2014 7PM – 8PM EST
October 20, 2014 7PM – 8PM EST
November 10, 2014 7PM – 8PM EST
December 8, 2014 7PM – 8PM EST
January 12, 2015 7PM – 8PM EST
February 9, 2015 7PM – 8PM EST
March 9, 2015 7PM – 8PM EST
Certification: required
Test: http://www.classmarker.com/online-test/start/?quiz=k6p540dbc8b3674a
Password: ftatest

Hardware Inspector
October 21, 2014 8PM – 9PM EST
November 11, 2014 8PM – 9PM EST
December 9, 2014 8PM – 9PM EST
January 13, 2015 8PM – 9PM EST
February 10, 2015 8PM – 9PM EST
March 10, 2015 8PM – 9PM EST
Certification: required
Password: hwitest

Head Referee
September 29, 2014 7PM – 8PM EST 
October 27, 2014 7PM – 8PM EST 
November 24, 2014 7PM – 8PM EST 
December 22, 2014 7PM – 8PM EST 
January 26, 2015 7PM – 8PM EST 
February 23, 2015 7PM – 8PM EST 
March 23, 2015 7PM – 8PM EST
Certification: required
Password: hrtest
September 30, 2014 8PM – 9PM EST 
October 28, 2014 8PM – 9PM EST 
November 18, 2014 8PM – 9PM EST 
December 16, 2014 8PM – 9PM EST 
January 20, 2015 8PM – 9PM EST 
February 17, 2015 8PM – 9PM EST 
March 17, 2015 8PM – 9PM EST
Certification: optional
Password: judgetest

Judge Advisor
Training Material Folderhttps://usfirst.app.box.com/s/vjpwrjk86qu5e7m64lvp
September 30, 2014 7PM – 8PM EST 
October 28, 2014 7PM – 8PM EST 
November 18, 2014 7PM – 8PM EST 
December 16, 2014 7PM – 8PM EST 
January 20, 2015 7PM – 8PM EST 
February 17, 2015 7PM – 8PM EST 
March 17, 2015 7PM – 8PM EST
Certification: required
Password: jatest

Pit Administration
Training Material Folder: https://usfirst.app.box.com/s/7z9da4jw479cbdead9jw
Volunteer Resources Document: https://usfirst.app.box.com/s/7z9da4jw479cbdead9jw/1/2297000257/21567356461/1
Call Schedule: none
Certification: not required

Queuer
Training Material Folder: https://usfirst.app.box.com/s/0lcglcgdqqrvp0s0z3j7
Volunteer Resources Document: https://usfirst.app.box.com/s/0lcglcgdqqrvp0s0z3j7/1/2297000871/21567316447/1
Call Schedule: none
Certification: not required

Referee
Training Material Folder: https://usfirst.app.box.com/s/dps0h74pjl1j3l6l7ed9
Volunteer Resources Document: https://usfirst.app.box.com/s/dps0h74pjl1j3l6l7ed9/1/2296994345/22081977969/1
Call Schedule:
September 29, 2014 8PM – 9PM EST 
October 27, 2014 8PM – 9PM EST 
November 24, 2014 8PM – 9PM EST 
December 22, 2014 8PM – 9PM EST 
January 26, 2015 8PM – 9PM EST 
February 23, 2015 8PM – 9PM EST 
March 23, 2015 8PM – 9PM EST
Certification: optional
Password: reftest
Call Schedule:
October 20, 2014 8PM – 9PM EST 
November 10, 2014 8PM – 9PM EST 
December 8, 2014 8PM – 9PM EST 
January 12, 2015 8PM – 9PM EST 
February 9, 2015 8PM – 9PM EST 
March 9, 2015 8PM – 9PM EST 
Certification: optional
Test (optional): http://www.classmarker.com/online-test/start/?quiz=ghg540defa09378b
Password: sktest

Software Inspector
Certification: required
Password: swtest

Volunteer Coordinator
Training Material Folder: https://usfirst.app.box.com/s/3x5s0qny7xw3emohk2to
Volunteer Resources Document: https://usfirst.app.box.com/s/3x5s0qny7xw3emohk2to/1/2296997717/21567307531/1
Call Schedule: none
Certification: not required