Q: Is there a minimum age for volunteers?
A: The minimum age for volunteers is fourteen.
Q: If I am no longer able to volunteer, who do I inform?
A: If you are already assigned to a committe, please contact your committee chair. If you are unassigned, or on the waitlist, please contact Mitch Lagadin at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 587-293-4655.
Q: If I purchased tickets and then became a volunteer can I refund my tickets?
A: No. Unfortunately, all ticket sales are final.
Q: How many shifts will I be scheduled for during the tournament?
A: It will vary depending on the committee you are assigned, however each volunteer is required to work a minimum of three shifts, with each shift ranging from four to six hours. Some shifts may be longer due to the nature of the committee. You are highly recommended to be available for a Pro-Am tournament day (Wednesday or Thursday) as these are great training days, especially for first time volunteers.
Q: 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. Make sure to list your request in the “Comments” section on the registration form, and select similar availability to the person you wish to work with during the tournament. Shift coordinating is only applicable within each committee (i.e. two people on different committees cannot be scheduled at the same times).
Q: How will I know my committee assignment?
A: Once you’ve completed the online registration, you will receive an email confirmation. After you have been assigned to a committee you will receive another e-mail with the committee name. Previous Shaw Charity Classic volunteers have first choice, and new volunteers are assigned to committees on a needed basis and therefore cannot be guaranteed a position. We will do our best to assign everyone to one of their top three choices. You can also log-on to your account through the Shaw Charity Classic website and find your assignment there.
Q: 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 registration, and update it when new information arises. This section of registration will be used to create the master schedule for your committee. After committee assignments have been made, your committee chairperson will assign you shifts for the week and notify you of your schedule. Any changes or issues with your schedule will be made through the committee chair. The committee schedules will be posted online in the summer.
Q: What is Volunteer Orientation?
A: At your orientation, you will pick up your volunteer package, receive general training on your duties, meet your committee chair, and have the opportunity to ask questions about the volunteer experience. This is where your uniform will be distributed.
Even if you volunteered in previous years, attending your orientation is important to receive information about your committee, and it is also when you pick up your uniform and credentials
Do not attend an orientation other than your own
The Volunteer Services committee is their own committee, do not attend this orientation unless you are on the Volunteer Services committee
You will not be able to exchange your uniform for a different size at the orientation
Q: When is the orientation scheduled this year?
A: Orientation dates for 2017 are still being finalized.
Q: What if I cannot attend the volunteer orientation?
A: Please make every effort to attend your sessions, however if you are unable to make it please contact your committee chair.
Q: What is included in my volunteer package?
A: The package includes:
Official 2017 Volunteer Adidas Golf Polo
Official 2017 Volunteer Adidas Golf Windbreaker
Official 2017 Volunteer Adidas Hat
Volunteer credentials – provides access to the grounds when volunteering, as well as when you are a spectator
Transferable weekly guest badge for a family member or friend
Preferred parking pass for during volunteer shifts
Q: What is the volunteer uniform?
A: Each volunteer participating in the Shaw Charity Classic will receive a shirt, windbreaker, and a cap. Visors are not available in 2017. New for 2017, volunteers are to wear their own black pants, shorts or capris.
Q: Can I purchase extra uniform items?
A: Yes, you may purchase them in the Volunteer Centre during tournament week.
Q: Can I watch golf when I am not working?
A: Yes. Your volunteer credential will serve as your admission pass for the entire week and we encourage you to use it. We ask that you only wear your uniform when on duty, so please bring an extra shirt if you plan to spectate before or after your shift. This is for your benefit as spectators will likely stop you and ask questions when wearing your volunteer uniform.
Q: Can I take photographs or ask for autographs?
A: Please refrain from taking photographs or asking for autographs while on shift. When you are not working or in your volunteer uniform, you may use your camera during the Pro-Am days (Wednesday & Thursday). Cameras are not permitted on the grounds Friday-Sunday. You may ask for an autograph after the player's round, but not while they are playing. Also, please do not use your volunteer position as an advantage to get autographs.
Q: Where do I park when I volunteer?
A: On days when you are working, volunteers can park at St. Mary's University College. Dedicated volunteer only shuttles will transport volunteers to the course. Volunteer shuttles will run on a continuous basis beginning at 5:30am each day and end once all volunteers are off the property.
Q: Where do I park when I am not working but want to attend?
A: When you are not volunteering but coming to watch golf, you are asked to park with other spectators. Shuttles will run from Anderson LRT station to Canyon Meadows Golf & Country Club. Shuttle transportation is provided free of charge and will run on a continuous basis.
Q: 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 prior to your shift, rain or shine.
Q: Where do I go to report to duty?
A: Your volunteer chairperson will give you specifics on where to meet.