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Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteering is an exciting way to be a part of the action and vital to the success of the tournament. The Fortinet Championship is always looking for dedicated, hardworking volunteers. Registration is now open!
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All Volunteers Receive the Volunteer Package At No Charge!

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Volunteer Package Includes

  • Volunteer Credential – valid all 5 days!
  • 1 Weekly Guest Ticket
  • Volunteer Uniform – 2 Polo Shirts, 1 Jacket, & 1 Hat
  • Clear Volunteer Bag
  • 2021 Volunteer Pin
  • Breakfast and Lunch for each day worked
  • Happy Hour & Hors d’oeuvres Thursday – Sunday

Registration Steps

STEP 1: Follow the registration link and click REGISTER HERE button.

STEP 2:  Complete volunteer contact information and availability.

STEP 3:  Review committee descriptions and find the right committee for you.  Committee descriptions are below and also available on the registration site.

STEP 4:  Start volunteer tasks and have fun!

 

Committee Descriptions

Please be sure to read the descriptions of each committee below to decide if the committee is the right fit for you.

Some committees require shifts prior to or after tournament week (September 13-19, 2021). Volunteers must be able to walk to their post each day and some committees require volunteers to walk during their shift. Volunteers are required to work a minimum of three (3) shifts each lasting approximately four to six hours. During the application process, you will select your availability and you will be scheduled for the times selected. Committees asking for a full day shift will be noted on the description page. Most committees will have a mandatory training session prior to tournament week.

Although we cannot guarantee you will be assigned to your first preference, the Tournament Staff will make every effort to accommodate you. Your volunteer application must be received before any assignments can be made.

Committees marked CLOSED have reached full capacity and are no longer accepting volunteers. If a committee has a security code, it is NOT open to public and requires approval from the Volunteer Coordinator and Committee Chair. Please select a different committee without a code when registering.

Caddie Services

Manage caddie registration Monday – Wednesday of tournament week, oversee the overall operation of the Caddie Tent, inventory player names & caddie bibs prior to event, and distribute caddie bibs prior to each round/collect bibs at the conclusion of each round.

Active: Sunday, 9/12 – Sunday, 9/19

Competition Support: Walking Scorers (SHOTLINK)

Scorers accompany 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. Walking scorers should have the physical ability to easily keep pace with their group across all 18 holes without a break and in varying weather conditions. For reference, 18 holes will vary from 5-6 miles or roughly 10,000 steps. They should be comfortable using a handheld digital device to record each shot, as well as the voice radio with a headset that allows for constant communication with the ShotLink staff.

Walking Scorer volunteers are required to complete an online training course, attend a 1-hour in-person training the weekend before tournament week, and should be available for the Wednesday Pro-Am for in-person practice. Volunteers must be 18+ years old and must sign a Disclosure Form.

Active: Wednesday, 9/15 – Sunday, 9/19

Featured Groups

Provide additional support and gallery control for featured player groups. This is a password protected committee. Please contact Tournament Staff for assignment.

Active: Thursday, 9/16 – Sunday, 9/19

Golf Channel

Assist the Golf Channel Staff with various duties including spotter and drivers for announcers and camera crew. Volunteers should expect to walk most of their shift and be on their feet.

Active: Thursday, 9/16 – Sunday, 9/19; 4 Day Requirement

Gallery Management (Formerly Marshals)

Gallery Management Ambassadors are given a unique inside and outside the ropes tournament experience. They are responsible for managing gallery noise & traffic; ensuring the safety of our guests by reinforcing health & safety policies; leading by example; and providing a world class guest experience. Gallery Management Ambassadors are assigned to the teeing area, fairway and green of a specific hole (1-18), or to high traffic areas such as practice locations, cross walks, and hospitality areas.

Will also serve as the evacuation committee should the weather become dangerous. Volunteers will be on their feet throughout the shift and will need to be able to walk to and from their post each day. Volunteers will be assigned to a specific hole once their application is received, assignment will be based on availability and group affiliation.

Active: Wednesday, 9/15 – Sunday, 9/19

Merchandise Tent

Volunteers in this committee will work in and assist the Tournament Merchandise Tent. Volunteers will assist in restocking merch, working as cashiers and baggers, and providing customer service. Volunteers will be on their feet for most of the shift.

Active: Wednesday, 9/15 – Sunday, 9/19

Player Services

Oversee player registration process and provide player support throughout the week. This is a password protected committee. Please contact Tournament Staff for assignment.

Active: Sunday, 9/12 – Sunday, 9/19

Player Transportation – Sacramento Airport

Volunteers will be stationed at the Sacramento Airport to assist with player arrival and departure and managing the tournament fleet of courtesy cars. As most players fly into SMF, this position entails providing players with their courtesy vehicle upon arrival prior to tournament week and receiving their car at player’s departure after tournament week. This position requires flexibility and high availability pre and post tournament week, as shifts will be based off player flight schedules. Volunteers will be on their feet most their shift, as they will need to retrieve and move cars from the lots to the terminal.

*Must have a valid driver’s license, be 18 years of age or older, and have a working cell phone.

Active: Saturday, 9/11 – Monday, 9/20

Pro-Ams and Special Event

Oversee tee-prize distribution and assist with Pro-Ams and other sponsor events. This is a password protected committee. Please contact Tournament Staff for assignment.

Active: Sunday, 9/12 – Sunday, 9/19

Shuttles & Golf Carts

Manage the tournament golf cart fleet prior to and during tournament week. Volunteers will inventory, check in/out, and charge all carts each day of tournament week.

Volunteers will drive golf cart shuttles for disabled guests, volunteers, players, and caddies to and from their respective viewing areas, tournament entrances, work stations, and sometimes parking lots. Volunteers in this committee will need to follow strict guidelines on when and where to shuttle and who they will be allowed to shuttle.

*Must have a valid driver’s license and be 18 years of age or older.

Active: Monday, 9/13 – Sunday, 9/19

Supply & Distribution

Volunteers in this committee must be able to work in a fast paced environment. The main responsibilities include distributing spectator guides and pairings sheets on competition days prior to the start of play, ensuring all player coolers at each tee are stocked with refreshments, and tournament fridges are stocked each day prior to play. This committee also assists in receiving shipments and delivering them to the required location on property. Volunteers will be expected to do some heavy lifting.

Active: Sunday, 9/12 – Sunday, 9/19

Tickets, Will Call, and Bag Check

Stationed at the admissions gates, volunteers will sell tickets, operate will call, and maintain lost and found. Volunteers should be able to handle a fast paced environment and calmly deal with customers in a friendly manner. There will be a mandatory training prior to the tournament that will be conducted by the tournament ticketing agency. A member of the staff will also be on hand throughout tournament week to assist with any problems.

Active: Wednesday, 9/15 – Sunday, 9/19

Tournament Support

Assist the Tournament Staff prior to, during, and after the event. Volunteers will assist with the answering of phones and office management. Volunteers will also staff the tournament information booth answering questions and directing spectators. Volunteers will be responsible for checking in sponsors to serve as Honorary Observers

Active: Wednesday, 9/8 – Tuesday, 9/21

Volunteer Headquarters (VHQ)

Help with inventory, bagging, and distribution of all volunteer apparel and benefits prior to Tournament Week. Oversee and manage the VHQ throughout tournament week. Volunteers will need to be familiar with the entire Volunteer Handbook so they can assist volunteers with any and all questions. Volunteers will also oversee the selling of tournament apparel in the VHQ during the week. Some heavy lifting may be required. Volunteers will be needed prior to tournament week for the bagging and distribution of uniforms.

Active: Thursday, 9/9 – Sunday, 9/19

Volunteer Pool

If you do not have a committee preference, you may select volunteer pool and the tournament staff will assign you to a committee that needs additional support.

Competition Support: Location Based Operators (SHOTLINK)

Experience the Fortinet Championship from inside the ropes! This committee, formerly know as SHOTLINK, is responsible for measuring and recording the location and distance of every shot hit during the tournament using the ShotLink scoring system. The measurements enable real-time distance data and statistics to be delivered to scoreboards, TV broadcasts, the internet, and mobile device applications. Volunteers on this committee are assigned to one of three roles: Laser Operators, Tablet Operators, and Rovers. It requires a basic knowledge of the game of golf, as well as a commitment to timeliness, accuracy, and attention to detail.

Laser Operators use a laser rangefinder to track the landing position of shots on and around the fairway. Laser operators are stationed on a fairway and should be physically able to stand at their laser position for the duration of their shift in potentially varied weather conditions. Laser operators should be comfortable with technology and focused on capturing data in a timely but accurate manner.

Tablet Operators use a handheld tablet device to plot the ending position of shots. Tablet operators are expected to be mobile and walk around the green as necessary to gain an accurate insight into ball location. Tablet operators should be physically fit, capable of standing/walking for the duration of their shift in a variety of weather conditions.

Rovers are responsible for providing support to the Laser and Tablet operators on a specific golf hole to provide breaks, answer questions, and provide assistance as needed.

A one-hour online training course, a one-hour in-person training session, and on-course training on Wednesday of tournament week are required. Volunteers must be 18+ years old and must sign a Disclosure Form. This committee works all-day shifts outside.

Active: Wednesday, 9/14 – Sunday, 9/19

Competition Support: Spotters (Similar to Marshal Spotters)

Formerly a responsibility of Marshals, volunteers in this committee will work inside the ropes and assist fellow Location-Based Operators in locating player’s shots in and around the fairways, or greens and identifying situations where players’ shots may be obstructed. Volunteers must be 18+ years old and must sign a Disclosure Form. This Committee works all-day shifts outside.

Active: Thursday, 9/16 – Sunday, 9/19

First Aid & Physician on Duty

Provide First Aid and medical services to tournament guests. This is a password protected committee reserved for medical professionals. Please contact Tournament Staff for assignment.

Active: Sunday, 9/12 – Sunday, 9/19

Greeters

Act as the welcoming team for spectators, greet and scan tickets for the golf tournament. Volunteers in this committee will be on their feet most of the day.

Active: Wednesday, 9/15 – Sunday, 9/19

Hospitality

Manage sponsors and guests in hospitality venues by checking for proper credentials, greeting guests, and providing information as needed. Volunteers will also be asked to monitor venues to ensure they are kept in clean, working order. Volunteers will be stationed in groups at various hospitality venues on the course and need to be able to walk to and from the venue where they are stationed. Volunteers will be on their feet for most of the shift.

Active: Tuesday, 9/14 – Sunday, 9/19

Player Transportation – Napa at Silverado

Volunteers will work with tournament staff to assist with player car pickup/drop-off and manage the tournament fleet of courtesy cars. Volunteers will be on site at Silverado throughout tournament week to assist with courtesy car distribution and to transport approved tournament guests to various locations should they need it. This position requires flexibility and high availability pre and post tournament week, as shifts will be based off player flight schedules. *Must have a valid driver’s license, be 18 years of age or older, and have a working cell phone.

Active: Saturday, 9/11 – Monday, 9/20

Practice Range

Manage practice area and driving range, inventory name signs and place in appropriate stand during competition rounds (this allows spectators to see which professionals are on the range), keep practice balls organized so that players always have them available and maintain the range so it looks clean and organized at all times. Assist in marshaling player walkways to and from the Driving Range and Practice Putting Green. Due to the nature of the event, morning shifts will start early and afternoon shifts may end late. Volunteers will be on their feet most of the shift.

Active: Monday, 9/13 – Sunday, 9/19

Public Safety
Will work in coordination with local law enforcement to provide security at key locations on and off the golf course and work with featured player groups to provide a safe and friendly environment. Volunteers will help enforce tournament rules and policies in coordination with PGA TOUR Security. Volunteers will be on their feet throughout their shift.. A background in public safety or security is preferred. This committee is password protected, please contact Tournament Staff if you are interested.

Active: Monday, 9/13 – Sunday, 9/19

Standard Bearers

Accompany each group of players with a standard that shows player names and scores in relation to par on a cumulative basis. Please note this committee has volunteers walking 18 holes or up to 5 hours per shift while carrying a standard. Youth are welcome in this committee but must be at least 13 years old and be knowledgeable of the game of golf.

Active: Wednesday, 9/15 – Sunday, 9/19

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