All volunteers for the 2023 U.S. Open Championship will volunteer for a minimum of four (4) shifts with each shift lasting between five (5) to six (6) hours. Volunteers will not be paid wages or compensated in any other manner in exchange for their volunteer activities.
Approximately 14 committees will comprise the Volunteer Program at the 2023 U.S. Open Championship. Committee assignments will be communicated in the Summer of 2022. Please note, volunteers may be subject to a criminal history background check and/or Motor Vehicle Record (MVR) check based on committee assignment.
1. 19th Hole Marshals - The 19th Hole Marshal Committee is used as a support system when there are areas throughout the course and on holes that require additional marshal assistance. 19th Hole Marshals also supplement the Marshals as necessary and in the event of shortages.
2. Access Control- The Access Control Committee is responsible for staffing each admission gate at the championship, scanning mobile tickets or credentials, and distributing information at the gates. This committee will work closely with the USGA Admissions Department.
3. Ball Position- The Ball Position Committee will assist the USGA in determining ball position information to record various aspects of player statistics, including but not limited to stroke distance, stroke location, and distance to the hole through the use of computer operated laser measuring devices. May require the ability to climb ladders and operate from elevated platforms. Previous experience, familiarity with technology and golf knowledge is preferred. This committee also requires additional training during practice rounds.
4. Corporate Hospitality - The Corporate Hospitality Committee acts as hosts for corporate clients of the championship and provides access control, information, and hospitality to these guests to ensure their participation in the championship. The Corporate Hospitality volunteers will greet corporate guests at the entrances of each village and are responsible for staffing hospitality services facilities located in each village.
5. Disability Services - The Disability Services Committee provides services to fans with disabilities whose physical limitations prevent them from accessing the course. These services include, but are not limited to, providing cart shuttles to various areas of the course, monitoring disabled fan viewing areas, providing maps and directions to fans in wheelchairs, and assisting Pride Mobility in the distribution of mobility scooters. Must be over 25 years of age and have a valid driver’s license.
MVR Background Check Required
6. Fan Services- The Fan Services Committee will staff information facilities and high-impact fan areas to provide general championship and wayfinding information to fans, visiting officials, volunteers and any other inquiring party.
7. Junior Activation -comprised of juniors ages 14-17 - Each standard bearer is responsible for carrying a scoring sign with each group of players during the practice rounds as well as the championship that shows each player’s score in relation to par during competition. During practice rounds, the standard bearer will be carrying the scoring sign (standard) that reflects the players in that group.
8. Leader Boards - The Leader Boards Committee is responsible for providing the gallery with the scores of those players leading the championship. The committee staffs all the championship leader boards and thru boards as well as posts all scores and information dictated by a handheld scoring terminal.
9. Marshals - As this committee is streamlined towards the individual management of championship holes and associated grandstands, volunteers will assume one of two roles:
Hole Marshals: assuring the players are afforded a quiet and uninterrupted opportunity to compete and move freely around the golf course; help spot stray and/or errant shots to maintain a proper pace of play; assist fans with directional and course information; assist the USGA in executing the player course evacuation plan as necessary.
Grandstand Marshals: Provide a staff of volunteers to manage the grandstands, assuring that players are afforded a quiet and uninterrupted opportunity to compete; control the entrances and exits to each grandstand, ensuring grandstands are not over-capacitated, the stairways are clear and fans are entering and exiting at the appropriate times and places; assist in closing a grandstand once at capacity; during weather warning and suspensions of play, assist the USGA by making the appropriate announcements and display weather warning signs.
10. Merchandise - The Merchandise Committee is one of the largest committees at the U.S. Open. Volunteers are assigned to various duties inside the Merchandise tent including cashier, restocking the floor, and greeting customers at the entrance and exits of the tent.
11. On-Course Distribution - The On-Course Distribution Committee will be responsible for managing the on-course water supply for players as well as monitoring water levels for other supporting volunteer areas. The committee may also be responsible for distribution of pairings sheets or other printed documents throughout the championship grounds.
MVR Background Check Required
12. Practice Areas - The Practice Areas Committee oversees both the practice range and the practice putting and short-game areas. The volunteer staff for this committee will distribute balls and tees, sort range balls, distribute player name signs, assist in gallery control, and monitor the activities of the media personnel who surround the range.
13. Trophy Club - The Trophy Club Committee check fans for proper tickets or credentials when entering the Trophy Club upgraded ticket area and manage a concierge desk to assist fans with any questions.
14. Volunteer Services - The Volunteer Services Committee manages the facilities located at the Volunteer Village, providing information, drinks, and snacks to the volunteers to help ensure a first-class experience during each individual’s volunteer experience. The committee will act as a support system for committee chairs as necessary.