Volunteer FAQs

There are no set number of days or shifts that a volunteer must work. We simply ask that you consider working a minimum of two (2) shifts over the course of the tournament, which range from four to six hours each. If you would like to be eligible to play in the Volunteer Appreciation Golf Outing at Blue Hills Country Club (date TBD), you must work at least three (3) shifts (minimum of 12 hours).

The volunteer package includes the official volunteer uniform (one Adidas polo and hat/visor), free admission for the entire tournament week, an invitation to the Volunteer Appreciation Party, exclusive access to Volunteer Headquarters, volunteer preferred parking, five Good-Any-One-Day tickets to share with family and friends, and meals during the shifts you work (in total, a $350 value!). Also, if you work at least three (3) shifts (or minimum of 12 hours), you are eligible to play in the Volunteer Appreciation Golf Outing at Blue Hills Country Club (date TBD).

This year we have several junior volunteer opportunities for individuals 13–17 years old. Our junior package is $25 and includes the official volunteer uniform (one polo and hat), free admission for the week, meals on days of service, and five Good-Any-One-Day Tickets to share with friends and family. Juniors interested in volunteering should use the registration code junior. Note: if choosing this package option, a junior volunteer is not eligible for the volunteer appreciation golf outing.

Yes. You will be issued a refund if you cancel by April 1, 2019. Please call the tournament office at 913-652-6912 to request a refund.

Yes. Your volunteer credential will serve as your admission pass for the entire week and we encourage you to use it. We do ask that you not wear your uniform when not on duty, so please bring a change of clothes if you plan to spectate before or after your shift.

When you are not working or in your volunteer uniform, you may use your camera during the practice rounds and pro-am days (Monday – Wednesday). Cameras are not permitted on the grounds Thursday – Sunday. You may ask for an autograph after the player’s round, but not while they are playing.

When working a shift(s) volunteers will have a designated parking area. Check back closer to the tournament with exact location.

General public parking.  Check back for updated parking information closer to the event.

We will make every effort to accommodate your scheduling requests. Make sure to list your request in the “Work with or Committee Selection” portion of the registration process. Shift coordinating is only applicable within each committee (i.e. two people on different committees cannot be scheduled to work together at the same times).

Please make every effort to attend training. However, if you are unable to attend, your committee chair will provide you with the necessary information.

Committee assignments will begin no later than April 1. We will send you a confirmation email with your committee assignment and chair contact information prior to the tournament.

The event will go on rain or shine, and we will need your help! Make sure to report to your committee’s check-in location 15-20 minutes prior to your shift, rain or shine. Any weather delays or cancellations will be communicated directly to you by your committee chair.

You should arrive wearing your volunteer uniform and credential. Many volunteers also like to bring sunscreen, a refillable water bottle, and/or a small soft-sided cooler.

We ask that you please call your committee chair as soon as you know that you are unable to cover your shift.

Volunteer Headquarters will be your primary location for food and beverages during your shift.

You will pick up your uniform at Uniform Distribution (time and place TBD).

Please call Tracy at the Tournament Office (913-652-6912) to set up a time to exchange. You may also visit the uniform table which is located in Volunteer Headquarters during Tournament Week. After uniform distribution we cannot guarantee that your needed size will be available.

Yes, you may purchase an additional polo shirt, hat, visor, Sunday polo (pink in celebration of Mother’s Day) or jacket. After registration, uniform items will be available for purchase at the Tournament Office and at Volunteer Headquarters during the week of the event.