Thank you for your interest in volunteering at the RBC Canadian Open. If you have any questions, please contact Katie Hartl at email@example.com or 1-800-263-0009 x 231.
Volunteers will issue and retrieve caddie vests as well as ensure that the proper caddie name is on the correct caddie bib for the following day. You will also distribute towels and yardage books and oversee the caddie hospitality area during the tournament. Volunteers will be needed Sunday through Sunday.
AMATEUR PRO-AM CADDIE
Amateur Caddies will be required to assist amateurs in the Monday and Wednesday Pro-Ams. As this is not a volunteer position you will be paid by Golf Canada following the completion of the round. Please click here for the pro-am caddie application form.
Volunteers will work in the communications office handling and/or forwarding all incoming calls from the general public and other committees regarding the event along with fielding calls from on-course radios. Volunteers will sign out and sign in on-course radios, ensuring that all radios are charged for the next day.
Volunteers will be needed Sunday to Sunday.
Volunteers on the hospitality committee will work in corporate areas throughout the golf course. Volunteers will assist in the admissions process and act as a concierge for the designated corporate areas such as Skyboxes and Marquee Tents.
Volunteers will be needed Monday to Sunday with the majority of volunteers being needed Thursday to Sunday.
The primary job of the cart committee is the distribution and maintenance of carts. Volunteers will sign out/in golf carts to authorized personnel, ensuring that all carts are returned and ready for use the next day. Volunteers will be needed Sunday to Sunday.
GROUNDS & COURSE (pre-tournament, post-tournament & tournament week)
Volunteers will be responsible for keeping liquid refreshments stocked and replenished on course for PGA TOUR professionals and PGA TOUR officials. Volunteers will also assist with the distribution of signs, deliveries, etc to designated drop off points on-site. Duties also include assisting with pre-tournament setup as well as post tournament takedown.
Volunteers will be needed Monday to Sunday and may be required to work a shift the week preceding the tournament and the week following.
Golf knowledge is essential Marshals are the largest and one of the most important groups of volunteers. This committee works on the course to assist PGA TOUR players and enforce golf etiquette among spectators to ensure play is not disturbed. Responsibilities also include the following: spot balls on the fairway, watch for errant shots and keep play proceeding smoothly.
Marshals should have the physical ability to work 6 hour shifts and walk to and from their hole assignments. Marshals must work four shifts total and at least one on Monday, Tuesday and or Wednesday for training. Volunteers will be needed Monday to Sunday.
Volunteers will transport PGA TOUR professionals, caddies and tournament officials to and from airports, official hotels, private housing and the golf club. Drivers must be 25 years of age, with a valid driver’s license and must complete the requested driver information on the volunteer application. The majority of volunteer shifts will be Monday to Sunday. Shifts may start as early as 5:00am and end as late as 1am. A limited number of volunteers will be needed the Saturday before the tournament as well as the Monday following the tournament.
Volunteers will assemble gift packages in advance and serve as hosts during the Pro-Ams on Monday and Wednesday of tournament week. They will staff the amateur registration tables, distribute gift packages, assist with the draw party and coordinate the Pro-Ams as needed. Volunteers will be needed all day Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.
Volunteers will assist in the operation of the range to distribute practice balls, change nameplates and control access to the range, putting and chipping greens. Volunteers will be needed Sunday to Sunday.
SCORING - Walking Scorer
Scorekeepers will keep statistics/scores on a handheld “Palm” type computer device. Volunteers will be needed Wednesday to Sunday. A mandatory information session will be conducted the week prior to the tournament. Wednesday of tournament week is a mandatory work day. Please visit www.shotlink.com for additional information.
SCORING - Laser Operator
Volunteers will record each golf shot by using a trigger type laser and a palm device. Operators will be located at both the fairway and green (located in elevated towers). Volunteers will be needed Wednesday to Sunday. A mandatory information session will be conducted the week prior to the tournament. Wednesday of tournament week is a mandatory work day. Please visit www.shotlink.com for additional information.
The committee is responsible to assist with access control to restricted areas on-site, including the player services area, clubhouse, range area and other secured areas. Volunteers will also ensure patrons display the proper credentials. Experience as a security guard or in law enforcement is not required as volunteers will not be expected to encounter any physical disturbances.
Volunteers will be needed Monday to Sunday.
The committee will be responsible for selling tickets, checking credentials, and operating will call and claim checks at the spectator entrance. Volunteers will also be needed to operate the locator board (an information board and map of the golf course) and assist individuals with special needs. Volunteers will direct spectators to different areas of the golf course and answer general tournament questions.
Volunteers will be needed Monday to Sunday.
A Standard Bearer’s job is to show the gallery who is playing in the group and to display the players’ scores. Volunteers must be able to walk 18 holes and have strong golf knowledge and etiquette.
Volunteers will be needed Monday and Wednesday to Sunday.
The committee is responsible for assisting with uniform packaging, uniform and credential distribution at the volunteer orientation meetings in the month prior to the championship and to staff the volunteer area during the tournament. The committee will also be responsible for ensuring all 1,700 volunteers have a positive RBC Canadian Open experience. Volunteers will be needed during orientation meetings in June and July, the week prior to the event and Monday to Sunday of tournament week.