MORE THAN 2,000 VOLUNTEERS
MAKE THE TOURNAMENT HAPPEN.

We wouldn't be able to host the BMW Championship, or raise funds for the Evans Scholars Foundation, without the support of our volunteers. More than 2,000 volunteers will be needed throughout championship week, performing key tasks inside and outside the ropes.

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Volunteers

2022 BMW CHAMPIONSHIP VOLUNTEERS.

The 2,000 volunteer positions planned for the 2021 BMW Championship at Wilmington Country Club in Wilmington, Delaware, have been filled. While there are no positions currently available, we are continuing to accept applications for the volunteer waitlist. Volunteers must be at least 18 years old and able to commit to working at least three shifts during tournament week.

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Health & Safety Measures

The health and safety of everyone involved with the BMW Championship is our No. 1 priority. The championship and the PGA TOUR have an extensive set of COVID-19 health and safety measures implemented in conjunction with CDC guidelines to promote a safe environment and quality experience on the golf course. Read the PGA TOUR guide to fan safety here.

For more information, please contact Volunteer Coordinator
Megan Gormley at gormley@wgaesf.org.

General Volunteer Policies

Credential Policy
All BMW Championship volunteers will be issued a volunteer credential. This badge is valid for entry for the entire week. By receiving this volunteer badge, volunteers are agreeing to abide by the volunteer guidelines. Credentials will be barcoded to each individual volunteer and will be scanned each day. If a volunteer fails to abide by the volunteer guidelines or does not show up for their assigned shift without previously notifying their chair, their credential will be voided.

Shift Policy
All BMW Championship volunteers will be asked to work at least 3 shifts during their time as a volunteer. These shifts will be about 4-6 hours in length, depending on the committee assignment. Please make sure you are able to work the entirety of your shift.

Age Policy
To volunteer for the BMW Championship, volunteers must be 18 and older, unless otherwise noted.

Committee Descriptions

Before selecting your three (3) committee preferences, please read the descriptions of each committee below. Please note when each committee will be active, as some will require you to work before and after championship week. Volunteers will be asked to work at least 3 shifts. The minimum age for volunteers is 18 years old, unless otherwise specified. It is important to be aware that most assignments for the BMW Championship will require walking or standing for long periods of time.

Access Control    
Committee is active Tuesday-Sunday. Responsible for controlling access into restricted areas around the course, including clubhouse access, crosswalks, and Corporate Hospitality venues. Volunteers will be provided with a credential board, showing which credentials are allowed at each access point. This assignment can be both indoors and outdoors.

Admissions    
Committee is active Tuesday-Sunday. Responsible for scanning tickets/credentials at admissions gates and providing ticket access support. Volunteers will greet spectators and answer general questions. Volunteers will be stationed in the admissions office to assist our staff with credential pickups and on-site sales. This assignment can be both indoors and outdoors.

Ball Spotters
Ball spotters assist the ShotLink Laser Operators with locating ball positions and identifying situations where players’ shots may be obstructed. Volunteers may be located on the tee, landing areas, or greenside. A basic knowledge of golf is not required, but preferred. Pre-tournament training sessions are required to be accepted as a Ball Spotter Volunteer.

Caddie Hospitality    
Committee is active Monday-Sunday. Volunteers will help to make this a memorable experience for the caddies. Their duties will include registering caddies, sorting and distributing the caddie bibs and towels, and providing a concierge service. This assignment is indoors but has early morning shifts.

Corporate Hospitality    
Committee is active Tuesday - Sunday. Volunteers will welcome corporate guests, scan credentials, wristband them, and provide directions to hospitality venues. They will provide information and support to hospitality hosts and their guests, ensuring the Championship’s supporters have a positive and memorable experience each day. This assignment is outdoors.

Fan Ambassadors
Committee is active Tuesday – Sunday. Volunteers will be placed in high traffic areas around the course to support and answer any spectator questions. Volunteers will be trained on frequently asked questions, be supplied with pairings guides and course maps, and have a general knowledge of the course layout. This committee is outdoors.

Gallery Management
Committee is active Tuesday-Sunday. Formally Marshals, Gallery Management Ambassadors are given a unique inside and outside the ropes tournament experience. Volunteers are responsible for managing gallery noise & traffic, ensuring the safety of our guests. This assignment is outdoors and requires standing for long periods of time. Volunteers will be asked to work full day shifts, which vary between 4-6 hours in length.            

Merchandise    
Committee is active Tuesday-Sunday. Volunteers will assist in the merchandise tent. Volunteers will be given different responsibilities within the venue including customer service, point of sales operations and assisting the various vendors with their products. This assignment is indoors.

Office Staffing    
This committee will help in tournament headquarters during the BMW Championship. They will have a behind the scenes look at what it takes to run a tournament. Main duties will include administrative work such as: answering phones, providing information to spectators, and helping with any work the championship staff may need.

On-Course Shuttles
Committee is active Tuesday-Sunday. Volunteers will be shuttling spectators and players to various locations in and around the golf course via golf cart. This may involve early mornings and late nights. Volunteers must be over 25 years of age and have a valid driver’s license and sign a golf cart safety waiver.

Player Hospitality
Committee is active Monday-Sunday. Volunteers will get the rare opportunity to interact with the players. Player Hospitality acts as a concierge service, providing players with information on restaurants and local area attractions.

Practice Areas
Committee is active Tuesday-Sunday. Responsible for the management of the driving range and the ball tent. Main duties will include the sorting and distributing of balls by brand and helping WGA directors with the placing of player name plates. This assignment is outdoors.

Pro-Am Logistics
Volunteers will assist with Pro-Am on Wednesday of Championship week. They will help with registration and distribution of gifts for amateur players, provide directional support for participants, and making sure the players have a memorable experience.

Product Delivery    
Committee is active Monday-Sunday. Volunteers will be responsible for stocking beverages, ice, and snacks to the various locations throughout the course. Requires early mornings and heavy lifting.

ShotLink Laser & Tablet Operators 
Committee is active Wednesday-Sunday. Volunteers who perform these functions enjoy a unique inside-the-ropes experience. Using ShotLink, a state-of-the-art system for collecting and distributing real-time scoring and statistical data. Laser and tablet operators are stationed on the fairway or green to capture ball position and enable real-time distance data and statistics. Volunteers should have knowledge of golf. This assignment is outdoors. Shotlink volunteers will be asked to work a 6-hour shift. A commitment of 4 full days is necessary. Pre-tournament training sessions are required to be accepted as a Tablet or Laser Operator.

Standard Bearers    
Committee is active Wednesday-Sunday. Volunteers will be assigned a group and will walk with a two-sided standard. They will be responsible for keeping the standard updated, so they should possess a knowledge of golf scoring. Volunteers should be able to walk 18 holes in any weather condition while carrying a 7lb standard and understand golf etiquette. Juniors ages 16 and older are eligible for this committee.

VIP/Player Transportation    
Committee is active the Saturday prior to the Monday after championship week. Volunteers will be assisting with the staging, distribution, and return of the players' courtesy cars. They may also be asked to shuttle players and family. Should be flexible with hours, as the shifts are based on the players' needs. This may involve early mornings and late nights. Volunteers must be over 25 years of age and have a valid driver's license. Volunteers interested in this committee will need a background check.

Volunteer Headquarters & Training
Committee is active Monday-Sunday of tournament week and during Uniform Distribution Weekend. On the weekend of Uniform Distribution, volunteers will help the championship staff distribute uniforms and credentials. During championship week, volunteers will be in charge of the operation of Volunteer Headquarters. Duties will include answering volunteer questions, conducting uniform exchanges, assisting meal vendors, and keeping the venue clean. Early mornings will be required.

Walking Scorers
Committee is active Wednesday-Sunday. The Walking Scorer accompanies a group of up to 3 players to keep their score, track specific statistics, and provide real-time data capture that informs all aspects of the ShotLink system. Volunteers should have the physical ability to easily keep pace with their group across all 18 holes without a break and in varying weather conditions.

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