VOLUNTEER FAQs

VOLUNTEER FAQs

Answers to some frequently asked questions about volunteering.

WHAT DUTIES DO VOLUNTEERS HAVE?

Volunteers are assigned to a variety of committees, performing the many tasks required to conduct a PGA TOUR event. A description of each committee will be available for your review prior to your selection of committee choices.

WHICH DAYS ARE VOLUNTEERS NEEDED?

The great majority of volunteer requirements are Wednesday through Sunday of tournament week, but some assistance may be required before and after the tournament. Committee Descriptions include the days each committee operates. These days may be subject to change.

HOW LONG CAN I BE EXPECTED TO WORK EACH DAY? HOW MANY DAYS?

Depending on the committee on which you serve, the average workday is 6 to 8 hours long. Some assignments may require longer days, particularly Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. Each volunteer is required to work at least three days and/or at least 18 hours, but most choose to work more.

IS THERE A COST? WHAT DO I WEAR?

Yes, there is a small volunteer fee that covers the cost of your uniform. The tournament will provide a volunteer package that includes a golf shirt, cap and volunteer badge. Volunteers will provide their own khaki bottoms. Volunteers are required to wear the uniform on the days they are working.

WHEN CAN I SIGN UP?

Volunteer applications will be available in the fall, along with committee descriptions and the volunteer chairperson organization.

WHO BENEFITS FROM THE WORK I DO?

Of course, the players and spectators greatly appreciate the efforts of our volunteers – it’s no secret that the success of the event depends on our volunteer force. An enhanced experience for players, spectators and sponsors ensures our charitable giving increases. The Cognizant Classic in The Palm Beaches has many charitable partners, though our main benefiting charity is the Nicklaus Children’s Health Care Foundation.

WHAT SHOULD I BRING WITH ME DURING MY VOLUNTEER SHIFT?

Being in sunny South Florida, one of the most important items to bring with you is sunscreen. Other helpful sun protective items may include hats, sunglasses, and sun sleeves. We recommend you wear comfortable tennis or soft soled shoes (no spiked golf shoes) in addition to your complete volunteer uniform. You may bring in your cell phone, but it must be kept in silent mode.