Volunteer FAQ

Why should I volunteer?

A: Volunteerism is a cornerstone of all PGA TOUR events and vital to the success of the Bermuda Championship. We look to the community to activate hundreds of volunteers to help us raise significant amounts of money for our charity partners.

 

Volunteering is a great way to give back and also an exciting and rewarding opportunity to be part of the action!

Do I need to be a golfer or have golf knowledge to volunteer?

No, you do not! We have several different committees to choose from that do not require any golf knowledge. To see the full list of available committees, click here. Training is provided for all committees.

Is there a minimum age to volunteer?

A: Yes, you must be 18 years or older to volunteer. Junior ages 13-17 can sign up to be a Junior Volunteer and serve as a Standard Bearer.

 

There are select opportunities available as a Junior Volunteer for those between the ages of 13 – 17. These committees include: Standard Bearers, Practice Areas, and Product Distribution (must be 16 or over to drive a cart).

Is there a fee to volunteer?

No, there is no fee to volunteer. In exchange for your service, volunteers will receive a complimentary volunteer package that includes the following:

  • One (1) Official Tournament polo
  • One (1) Official Tournament hat
  • One (1) Volunteer badge (for event entry the entire week)
  • Two (2) General Admission tickets to share with friends or family
  • One (1) Invitation to the Volunteer Appreciation Party
  • Complimentary lunch and snacks while volunteering
What duties do volunteers have?

A: Volunteers are assigned to a variety of committees, performing the many tasks required to conduct a PGA TOUR event. Click here to view a list of all available committees. Training is provided for all committees.

Which days are volunteers needed?

A: The great majority of volunteer requirements are Wednesday through Sunday of tournament week, but some assistance may be required starting on Monday. Committee descriptions include the days each committee operates. These days (and committee times) may be subject to change.

How often do I need to volunteer for the tournament? How long can I expect to be there each day?

A: Each adult volunteer is asked to work at least three shifts during the time their committee operates, but you may choose to work more.

 

Depending on the committee on which you serve, one (1) shift is approximately four (4) to six (6) hours long. There are generally two (2) shifts available per day. Please make sure you are able to work the entirety of your shift.

Can I be on the same committee as I was in the past?

A: Committees are filled on a first come first served basis, but we always try to give volunteers their first preference when available.

Can I be scheduled (shift assignments) at the same time as my spouse, friend, etc.?

A: We will make every effort to accommodate your scheduling requests if you both are signed up for the same committee. Make sure to list your request on your registration form and select similar availability to the person you wish to work with during the tournament.

How will I know my Committee Assignment?

A: Once you’ve successfully completed your online registration, you will receive an email confirming your selection as a volunteer. Committee assignments will begin in July and you will receive an email confirming your placement based on the preferences you selected when registering. Committee assignments are available on a first come, first serve basis and are subject to change.

How do I know my schedule? And when will I receive my schedule?

A: We ask you to help create your schedule by completing your availability during the online volunteer registration. Your Chairman will then make the committee schedule based on your availablility, which you can update regulary by signing in to your volunteer profile. Schedules will be available for viewing via your online profile in October.

How/when do I get my volunteer package?

A: Volunteer packages may be picked up at Volunteer Orientation. Orientation will take place prior to the tournament with date and location to be announced.

What do I wear with my uniform?

A: Bermuda shorts in any color are encouraged to be worn with the volunteer uniform. Men can wear pants or shorts. Ladies can wear capris, pants, knee length shorts, or skorts. No jeans or cargo-style shorts. Tournament hats only, please.

 

Uniforms should only be worn during your shift. If you would like to be a spectator at the tournament before or after your shift, or on a day you are not scheduled, please do not wear your uniform shirt.

Are meals provided?

A: Lunch and snacks will be provided only to the volunteers who are on shift that day.

Where do I park during the tournament?

A: All volunteers and spectators will be parking at White Hill Field. You will then be transported by bus to the Main Entrance. Click here for Google Maps Directions.

How early should I arrive for my volunteer shift?

It is recommended to arrive at least 30 minutes early to allow enough time for parking, checking in, grabbing any food if needed and walking to your committee meeting location.

What happens if it rains?

A: The event will go on and we will need your help! Make sure to report to your committee’s check-in location 30 minutes prior to your shift, rain or shine, unless you hear alternate instructions from your Chairman.

Can I watch golf when I am not working?

A: Yes, your credential is valid for regular Grounds Admission the entire week and we encourage you to use it.  We do ask you not wear your uniform when off duty, so please bring a change of clothes if you plan to spectate before or after your shift.

Can I take photographs or ask for autographs?

A: While you are working, cameras and recording devices are not allowed. During your shift, please refrain from asking for autographs. Volunteers off duty may not use their credentials to gain access to areas for purposes of soliciting autographs.

My company/organization wants to get involved, are there any opportunities for us?

A: Yes, your group can be a part of our “Adopt-a-Hole” marshal program. As a group, you will be responsible for providing marshals for gallery control on a specified hole throughout the event (Wednesday-Sunday). Contact Becky Kolberg for more details: [email protected].

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