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2022 U.S. Open: Volunteer FAQs

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Q: How much does it cost to volunteer and what do I receive for volunteering?

A: The volunteer apparel package costs $240 (plus tax) and will include a credential onto championship grounds all (7) days of the championship. In addition, the package will include (2) logoed polos, (1) 1/4  zip pullover, (1) jacket, (1) piece of headwear, (1) clear bag and (1) championship logoed pin, (1) championship logoed water bottle and food and beverage on days you are volunteering.

Q: What is the time commitment for volunteering? How many hours/shifts would I volunteer?

A: All volunteers will have to commit to (4) shifts for the duration of the championship. Each shift typically lasts between (4) and (6) hours. Specified committees are subject to more than (4) shift times.

Q: Can I be scheduled at the same time as my spouse, friend, etc.?

A: The USGA will make every effort to accommodate your scheduling requests, however we are only able to clone schedules of those that are on the same committee. If you would like to volunteer at the same times as someone, be sure you both indicate the same committee preference when registering online. If you are assigned to a different committee than the person you wish to volunteer with, the Championship Office make its best effort, but no guarantees can be made.

Q: When will I know my assignment?

A:  Committee assignments will be released in the Summer of 2021.

Q: When will I find out my volunteer schedule?

A: Volunteers will be sent an e-mail regarding Shift Availability in early 2022. Volunteer schedules for each committee will be made based on availability you selected. Individual Schedules will be released in April of 2022.

Q: If I don’t like my committee assignment – can I move to another committee?

A: All volunteer committee assignments will be final once made available. We will attempt to assign each volunteer to one of his/her top committee preferences. If the committee preferences you selected are full by the time of assignment, we will assign you to another committee that still has space available.

Q: If I am no longer able to volunteer, may I receive a refund?

A: Yes, if you are no longer able to volunteer, you will be able to request and receive a full refund. However, once the volunteer apparel ships in the Spring of 2022 we will not be able to process a refund. Please contact the Championship Office to request a refund at


Q: Will I have the opportunity to purchase additional volunteer apparel pieces?

A: Yes. You will be allowed to purchase up to (1) extra logoed golf polo. These options will appear on the apparel details page and will be added to your grand total at the end of the online registration process. The additional apparel ordered will be shipped in the Spring of 2022 with the rest of your volunteer apparel.

Q: What color will the volunteer apparel be?

A: Volunteer apparel colors are still being determined by the USGA. More information to be released in the Fall of 2021.

Q: How will I get my apparel package?

A: Your volunteer apparel package will be shipped to the shipping address indicated on your volunteer profile. Packages will be sent in the Spring of 2022.

Q: What do I do if my volunteer apparel does not fit and I need to exchange it?

A: More details on apparel exchange will be provided closer to the championship.

Q: Do I have to wear the volunteer apparel provided? I have other golf clothing I would prefer to wear.

A: You are required to wear the official 2022 U.S. Open volunteer apparel while on shift at the championship. We ask that you do not wear your volunteer apparel if you are not on shift.

Q: What color pants should I wear? Can I wear shorts?

A: Volunteers may wear khaki pants, shorts, skorts or capris. We ask that volunteers do not wear cargo shorts.

Q: Do I have to wear any particular type of shoes?

A: Since most volunteers will be standing for long periods of time, we recommend wearing comfortable sneakers. Golf shoes with spikes will not be permitted.



Q: Where’s the parking going to be for the championship?

A: Exact parking locations are still being determined and will be released in the Spring of 2022. There will be complimentary shuttles running from each parking lot to the championship. Parking will not be available at The Country Club.

Q: Where do I park when I am not volunteering but want to attend the championship?

A: General fan parking information and will be released to the public in the Spring of 2022.


Q: When do tickets go on-sale for the 2022 U.S. Open Championship?

A: Tickets will be available to the general public starting the Summer of 2021. All information and the ability to purchase tickets will be available on the USGA website when confirmed.

Q: Do volunteers/his or her family members receive any discounted championship tickets?

A: No, however volunteers will have the opportunity to purchase additional tickets once available.


Q: Where should I plan to stay if I’m traveling from out of town?

A: Accommodations during the week of the championship will be the responsibility of each volunteer.


Q: When are the orientation sessions for volunteers?

A: Orientation sessions will take place in the Spring of 2022 ahead of the championship. A presentation on both general volunteer and committee specific responsibilities will be provided. Those coming from out of state or from outside the United States will be given all necessary information electronically.

Q: Will I have any onsite training?

A: Certain committees such as Ball Position and Walking Scorers will have mandatory onsite training the week of the championship. Details around specific dates and times will be released in the Spring of 2022.


Q: Can I watch golf when I am not on duty?

A: Yes, your credential is valid and allows entry each day the gates are open and we encourage you to do so. We kindly ask you do not wear your volunteer apparel when not on duty.

Q: Can I bring my own lunch if I have certain allergies or restrictions?

A: Yes, for admissions purposes please communicate this with the Championship Office in advance.

Q: Can I take photographs or ask for autographs?

A: Yes, just not while on shift or in volunteer apparel.

Q: What happens if it rains?

A: The championship will go on and we will need your help. Make sure to report to your committee’s check-in location 15 minutes prior to your shift, rain or shine. All other information regarding weather, delays, or early starts will be communicated by the Championship Office.

Q: How do I contact the 2022 U.S. Open Championship Office?

A: You can contact the 2022 U.S. Open Championship Office by email at or by phone at (908) 251-9605.