Committee Job Descriptions

Volunteer registration for the 2017 Shaw Charity Classic Volunteer Program is now OPEN. Due to the high volume of applications we receive, we cannot guarantee that you will be assigned to your first choice of committee, however we will do our best to assign you to one of your top choices.

 

If you have any questions please contact Mitch Lagadin, Volunteer & Logistics Assistant, at mitch@shawcharityclassic.com, or 587-293-4655.

 

Assist in selling and issuing daily tickets, check tickets/credentials at admissions gates, operate check stand/will call booth, and provide initial greeting to spectators at the golf course including distributing Spectator Guides and providing directions.

 

Available On Site (AOS) volunteers will receive shifts without specific roles. Once they arrive to the course, the chairperson will give them instructions on their assignment. This committee is put in place to account for any volunteer gaps that need to be filled last minute. This is one of the most exciting positions in the tournament because you may be able to see a behind the scenes view of more than one committee; one day you could be a member of Course Evacuation and the next you could be marshalling at Hole #1.

 

As a greeter, you are the first person that a spectator meets. Greeter volunteers ride the buses that bring people to the tournament to provide a warm welcome, pertinent information, and answer any questions.

 

Volunteers on this committee will help ensure that the KidZone runs smoothly during the tournament.

Duties include:
- Facilitating and helping kids with basic arts and craft (some cutting and gluing required!)
- Monitoring the snag golf game
- Keeping the KidZone area well maintained and tidy
- Assisting with any other duties that may arise in the KidZone

 

Ensure players are not disturbed during play and enforce crowd control and golf etiquette among spectators. Marshals are assigned to one hole for the week which builds consistency and confidence for each hole on the course. A Hole Captain looks after each marshal committee.

* Please note we ask each marshal to complete one Pro-Am shift (Wednesday or Thursday) at minimum. *

 

Volunteers will welcome and provide retail assistance to spectators in the merchandise area and any secondary merchandise shops located on the grounds. Duties range from greeting guests and stocking inventory to bagging merchandise and operating fitting rooms. Shifts will be both indoors and outdoors.

 

Manage the operation of the practice range, chipping green, and putting green. Duties include distributing range balls, and placing the appropriate nameplate to identify each player.

 

Pro-Am Caddies will have the opportunity to caddie for an amateur player during the RBC Championship Pro-Am on Wednesday and/or Thursday of tournament week. Although you will register on the “Volunteer Database” this is not a volunteer position, and thus you will not receive the volunteer package outlined in the FAQ. You will receive a stipend or tournament ticket.

When registering, please indicate your preference of Wednesday or Thursday, and an AM or PM shift, by checking the appropriate boxes on the availability page. Please check all boxes that apply.

When registering to be a Pro-Am Caddie, please enter the registration code 'caddie2017'.

 

Stock and deliver on-course refreshments to tee boxes and other locations during each day of tournament week.

 

The Security Access Control committee will greet and welcome guests as they arrive at the event in a courteous manner and ensure individuals display proper credentials to access controlled areas on-site, including clubhouse, range, media centre, and under the ropes.

 

Act as liaison and host to corporate clients in various hospitality areas including welcoming guests and ensuring proper credentials are displayed before entering hospitality areas.

 

Volunteers will walk the golf course with the players while carrying a standard, changing the scores during the round. Standard Bearers must have the endurance and strength to walk 18 holes as well as a strong knowledge of golf etiquette.

* Please note you must do one Pro-Am round (Wednesday or Thursday) to be a standard bearer during tournament rounds. *

 

Volunteers are required to assist Tournament staff with administrative duties in the on-site office. Duties may include issuing answering phones, receiving packages, assisting with courier shipments, laminating, organizing supplies, and assisting with check-in of volunteers.

 

Meet players, officials, and designated guests at airport and assist them with their transportation needs. Drive shuttle vehicles between hotels and the course for players, family members, officials, and designated guests. Must be over 25 years of age and have a valid driver’s license. Please note that shifts start up to ten days before the first day of the tournament.

 

Volunteers are responsible for the operation of the Volunteer Centre during Tournament Week. Volunteers on this committee are also responsible for assisting with set-up for all orientation sessions and volunteer uniform distribution and exchange.

 

Record accurate hole-by-hole information for each player in group and transmit this information to Scoring Central via handheld computers. Must have thorough knowledge of golf, previous walking scorer experience, be comfortable working with a handheld computer, and be able to walk 18 holes regardless of weather conditions. A mandatory 1-hour training session will take place a few days prior to tournament week.

* Please note you must do one Pro-Am round (Wednesday or Thursday) to be a walking scorer during tournament rounds. *