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- Adaptive Golf Clinic (special skills or experience required)
In an effort to help make the game of golf accessible to all individuals, the Boeing Classic and Virginia Mason Medical Center have created this special clinic for individuals with physical and mental disabilities.
The participants in this clinic will receive individual instruction by a team comprised of a recreational therapist and golf teaching professional to address their particular disability.
Volunteers will participate in this event by directing light traffic to the location as well as assisting participants as needed to the clinic area. Volunteers need to be prepared to walk as much as ¼ mile and push a wheelchair up to 250 pounds.
- Administrative Services
Support tournament staff as needed in the tournament headquarters onsite at TPC Snoqualmie Ridge.
Duties will include answering the tournament main telephone line, providing clerical assistance, managing incoming and outgoing deliveries and organizing the tournament office and various other duties as assigned by the staff.
Volunteers on this committee should have good people skills and the ability to function well in a fast-paced office environment. Good handwriting is also desired for addressing envelopes.
Requirement: Administration Services Volunteers must register for and work a minimum of two shifts on the Administration Services Committee.
- Admissions/Spectator Services
The front lines in helping to make the tournament spectators' experience a positive one, this committee will aid in selling tickets, dispensing golfer pairing sheets, managing Will-Call and Lost & Found, and greeting spectators at the main gates.
Requirement: Admissions/Spectator Services Volunteers must register for and work a minimum of two shifts on the Admissions/Spectator Services Committee.
- Broadcast Support
Take part in the behind-the-scenes magic of television in support of the Golf Channel broadcast.
Volunteers may be stationed at a particular hole as a spotter or microphone operator while others may walk with a particular group to provide real time updates.
Volunteers for this committee need a basic understanding of golf, must be in good physical condition and be able to walk the course.
Requirement: Broadcast Volunteers must register for and work all three days on the Broadcast Committee: Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Start times for Saturday & Sunday will be determined by the Golf Channel Based on their broadcast time and may vary from the times listed.
- Caddies Center
One of the busiest locations on the course, at the Caddies Center volunteers will assist the pros’ hard-working assistants through caddie registration, issuing of caddie bibs and providing snacks and beverages.
Requirement: Caddies Center Volunteers must register for and work a minimum of two shifts on the Caddies Center Committee.
Marshals are the largest group of volunteers on the course assisting players and spectators alike. Placed strategically on every hole, Marshals help to keep play proceeding smoothly by watching for errant shots and providing gallery control. It is also the goal of the marshals to help spectators find the optimal view of play and ensure the experience is an enjoyable one for everyone taking part in the experience. Some knowledge of golf is desirable, but not necessary. Walking is involved.
Shift times for Friday-Sunday are approximate, depending on the start time of tournament play and specific hole assignment. They will be approximately 6 hours in length. Volunteers will be notified of the actual shift times when they receive their hole assignments.
Requirement: Course marshal volunteers must register for and work a minimum of two shifts either Friday, Saturday, or Sunday. The pro-am shifts, Wed, and Thurs, do not count toward the 2 minimum shift requirements for Friday, Saturday, or Sunday.
- Driving Range
It’s where every pro starts his day and you can be there to help make it all happen. On this committee you will help maintain the Driving Range and short game practice areas by ensuring golf balls are available for practice; cleaning, sorting and bagging golf balls; keeping track of player name signs and other activities. Light physical activity such as lifting (40 lbs or less) and bending over may be required.Work shifts will be assigned at a minimum of five hours.
Requirement: Driving Range Volunteers must register for and work a minimum of two shifts on the Driving Range Committee.
- Information and Customer Service
Assist spectators with their on-site experience by providing key information and answering questions in various sites on the course. As an information rover, you will be stationed at information booths near the entrance and in the hospitality areas as well as roam in high-traffic locations to ensure fans have all of the guidance they need to enjoy their time at the Boeing Classic.
Requirement: Information and Customer Service Volunteers must register for and work a minimum of two shifts on the Information and Customer Service Committee.
- Long Drive
See firsthand just how impressive the Champions Tour pros are on the Long Drive Committee. Volunteers work in teams using laser range finders and reflectors to measure drive distances on particular holes identified by the tour operations staff. Knowledge of golf etiquette is helpful, as is the ability to move quickly from the sidelines onto the fairway.Shift times are approximate based on start and end times for tournament play.
Requirement: Long Drive Volunteers must register for and work a minimum of two shifts on the Long Drive Committee.
- Media Center
It's critical to keep those who aren't at the course aware of what's happening, so for that we rely upon the media covering the tournament throughout the week. Assist in Media Center to register media members, drive media members to various locations, answer phones, assist photographers, post scores and more.
Requirement: Media Center Volunteers must register for and work a minimum of two shifts on the Media Center Committee.
The Pro-Am provides a unique opportunity for our corporate partners to enjoy playing time on the course with some of the biggest names in golf and it greatly contributes to the charitable proceeds raised for the Benaroya Research Institute at Virginia Mason. In helping to give our corporate partners a first class experience, you will be an integral role coordinating all of the logistics of the two-day event such as registering players, distributing tee prizes, handling players food orders on the course, confirming holes-in-one, monitoring tee shots, tagging golf bags as they are unloaded from cars, working in the golf cart staging area to set up golf bags on carts, and welcome and assist the Pro-Am amateur players with anything they might need prior to starting their golf round. Some physical activity is required, including lifting and carrying golf bags and boxes.
You are requested to assist with cleaning and moving carts after each shift, and to arrive a half an hour early for the afternoon shift and stay a half an hour late for both shifts
Requirement: Pro-Am Volunteers must register for and work a minimum of two shifts on the Pro-Am Committee.
- Scoreboard Operations
The large manual scoreboards located on the course are essential to keeping spectators and players aware of how the competition is shaping up. Volunteers post players’ golf scores using information provided via two-way radios and/or computers. Work assignment will be a minimum of five hours within the work day hours listed below.
Requirement: Scoreboard Operations Volunteers will register for and work a minimum of two shifts (defined as two days) on the Scoreboard Operations Committee.
- Shuttle Carts
Shuttle cart volunteers take tournament participants to where they need to be on the course. You will be asked to transport volunteer marshals/walking scorers to assigned work areas prior to tournament play, drive players between specific holes as needed during play, and transport volunteer marshals/walking scorers back from assignments to Volunteer Center at the end of play. Other duties could be added as needs of the tournament require. Knowledge of golf etiquette and attention to safety are mandatory. Prior shuttle cart experience is preferred.
Requirements: New Volunteers to the Boeing Classic Shuttle Cart Committee must register for and work at least one shift during the Pro-Am (on Wednesday and/or Thursday) for training. All Shuttle Cart Volunteers must register for and work a minimum of two shifts on the Shuttle Cart Committee.
- Skybox Hospitality
The tournament's corporate partners are a significant source of revenue and promotional value for the Boeing Classic. At various hospitality locations, including the 18th and 14th holes, volunteers will greet guests and politely assert themselves to ensure Quiet in the Skyboxes at critical times of play. This assignment requires volunteers pay close attention to play on the course as well as ensuring a pleasant experience for the tournament's corporate partners.
Requirement: Requirement: Skybox Hospitality Volunteers must register for and work a minimum of two shifts (defined as two days) on the Skybox Hospitality Committee.
- Standard Bearers
This is considered a “physically” demanding position. Volunteers walk 18 holes (approximately 5 hours) in all weather conditions and across elevation changes while carrying the standard weighing approximately 5 pounds. The Standard Bearer is responsible for walking with an assigned group of golfers and posting scores on the standard. Each standard provides spectators with the group’s current scores in relation to par for the tournament. The Standard Bearer works under the direction of the Walking Scorer to ensure scores displayed are accurate.Volunteer shift start time is approximate and may vary depending on tournament tee-times.
Requirement: Standard Bearers Volunteers must register for and work a minimum of two shifts on the Standard Bearers Committee.
Before, during and after the tournament you can be a part of assisting players, tour and tournament officials with their transportation needs. The members of this committee are the first to meet the participants and the last to see them after the tournament. Responsibilities include driving tournament shuttle vehicles and rental cars to their designated location(s), assisting Champions Tour pros and other officials during their time in Seattle and returning the courtesy car fleet to auto dealerships. Volunteers are needed 7 days prior to tournament week and up to two days following (August 15—August 30).
Requirements: Volunteers must be 21 years of age and carry a valid driver’s license. Transportation Volunteers must also register for and work a minimum of two shifts on the Transportation Committee.
- Volunteer Support Operations
This is a great committee for new or returning volunteers who would like to experience a variety of tasks during Tournament week and get a flavor of different volunteer opportunities across the tournament. The VSO provides support wherever and whenever needs arise. Requests for assistance from other volunteer committees and tournament staff are varied and wide-ranging. Duties on Monday - Thursday may include opportunities to support the Rumble at the Ridge on Monday, the Youth Clinic on Tuesday, and the Pro-Am rounds on Wednesday and Thursday. Assignments on Tournament competition days (Fri-Sun) vary from golf cart staging to tracking birdies on the spectacular 14th hole, providing support in Expo Village, assisting with the Honorary Observer program, and filling in on other Committees as needs arise. VSO Committee members also assist in managing the Volunteer Center by checking in volunteers, distributing meal vouchers, restocking beverages and snacks, and maintaining a welcoming, comfortable environment for all volunteers. The number and pace of assignments on any given shift is often unpredictable and this committee is best suited for volunteers who are flexible and eager to assist in a variety of ways. Expect anything!
Requirement: Volunteer Support Operations Volunteers must register for and work a minimum of two shifts on the Volunteer Support Operations Committee.
- Volunteer Uniforms
Have a great time with a very fun group! You will have the opportunity to help fellow volunteers get ready for their experience by organizing the uniforms and volunteer packages, then be on hand during Orientation and Tournament Week to check them in, provide their package, answer questions, etc. Volunteer Orientation dates are tentatively scheduled for August 20 and 21.
Requirement: Volunteer Support Operations Volunteers must register for and work a minimum of two shifts on the Volunteer Support Operations Committee. Volunteer Orientation dates are tentatively scheduled for August 19 and 20.
- Walking Scorers
If you love the game of golf and appreciate the importance of every shot in a round, this is the team for you. Volunteers will walk with player groups and record player scores and statistics on an electronic device or paper scorecard. Training is provided by the Champions Tour. Volunteers must be in good physical condition and are expected to walk all 18 holes per round. Work assignment will be a minimum of five hours within the work day hours listed below.
Requirements: Walking Scorers Volunteers must register for and work either a morning or afternoon shift on Wednesday and/or Thursday in order to be eligible to register for Friday, Saturday and/or Sunday Walking Scorers Committee shifts. Volunteers must also register and work a minimum of two shifts on the Walking Scorers Committee.