VOLUNTEER INFORMATION

Register online to become a volunteer! 
Cost to volunteer: $25 (FL sales tax included) 





As a volunteer, you will receive the following:

  • Official Tournament Golf Shirt
  • Tournament Unisex Visor or Ball Cap
  • Two (2) complimentary weekly grounds tickets, allowing grounds access all week for friends and family
  • One (1) lunch voucher will be provided for each day worked
  • One (1) round of golf at Tournament Host Course (Must work minimum of three (3) shifts)

Requirements:

  • You must be at least 18 years of age by February 24, 2017 to volunteer unless Legal Guardian waiver is signed (Minimum age of 13 required to volunteer).
  • Must be able to stand/walk for elongated periods of time.
  • Hours Required: To qualify for the free round of golf, volunteers must complete a minimum of three (3) shifts.

Florida's Natural Charity Classic – Committee Descriptions
The following are brief descriptions of the volunteer committees available for the 2017 IOA Championship. Specific openings are not guaranteed, but the tournament will make every effort to accommodate your preferences. Please take a moment to review the following requirements before making your final committee selection.

HELP THE PATRONS:

MAIN GATE
Main Gate volunteers greet spectators, dispense tickets, and manage Will Call. Volunteers needed FRIDAY, SATURDAY & SUNDAY.

PARKING/GATE ATTENDANT
Parking volunteers direct players, volunteers, and spectators to designated parking areas, monitor parking lots as they become full and redirect traffic as appropriate, and check parking passes.  Volunteers needed FRIDAY, SATURDAY & SUNDAY.

PRO-AM
Pro-Am volunteers check-in participants, assist with hospitality and on-course beverages/snacks, and load/unload golf bags during Pro-Am check-in.  Volunteers needed WEDNESDAY & THURSDAY.

VIP & VENDOR SERVICES
These volunteers greet spectators and/or VIP ticket holders, check tickets in restricted areas, assist in maintaining the cleanliness of the VIP tent and expo area, and assist with product sampling.  Volunteers needed FRIDAY, SATURDAY, & SUNDAY.

VOLUNTEER SHUTTLE DRIVER
Take volunteers to designated areas or take volunteers to designated areas.  Map out location, take lunches to volunteers and check off names when complete.  Volunteers needed FRIDAY, SATURDAY & SUNDAY.

SAMPLING TENT
Pour juice for guest, raffle for a hat, write names of hourly winners on dry-erase board and promote the Florida's Natural Brand.  Volunteers needed FRIDAY, SATURDAY & SUNDAY.

SPECIAL EVENTS
Special Event volunteers assist the tournament committee with the management of the various events held prior to tournament play.  Events include the Pairings Party, Pro-Am, and Junior Clinic.  Volunteers needed TUESDAY, WEDNESDAY & THURSDAY. 

HELP THE PROFESSIONALS:

CART SCORER
Cart Drivers follow a group of players in a cart for the entire round as an unofficial scorekeeper.  During the round, they keep unofficial scores for each player in their group, and, after every hole, cart drivers send scores to Real-time Scoring via a two-way radio provided by the Tour.  Volunteers needed FRIDAY, SATURDAY & SUNDAY.

CROSSING GUARD
Stop traffic at Hole 10 during play.  Volunteers needed FRIDAY, SATURDAY & SUNDAY.

GUEST STARTER
The Guest Starter announces players on the 1st or 10th tee, dispenses scorecards, and gives last minute information to players.  Volunteers needed FRIDAY, SATURDAY & SUNDAY.

SCOREBOARDS & LEADERBOARD
Scoreboard volunteers receive scores via a PDA (a small wireless device) and verified scorecards from the Tour staff and post those scores on the Scoreboard.  Leaderboard volunteers receive scores via a PDA and continually update the Main or On-Course Leaderboards with the information provided by the PDA.  Volunteers needed FRIDAY, SATURDAY & SUNDAY.

MARSHAL
Marshals assist with minimizing the potential distractions caused by fans attending the tournament. They also direct cart traffic in heavily congested areas or on blind approaches to a tee, fairway or green. Volunteers needed FRIDAY, SATURDAY, & SUNDAY.

PLAYER REGISTRATION
Player registration is from 10am-5pm and volunteers will register and receive entry fees from all 120 players participating in ithe tournament. Volunteers needed FRIDAY, SATURDAY & SUNDAY.

PLAYER SHUTTLE DRIVER
Player Shuttle Drivers are responsible for driving players from green to tee at strategic locations on the golf course as determined by the Tour.  They are also responsible for bringing players from the parking lot to the course.  Volunteers needed FRIDAY, SATURDAY & SUNDAY.

REAL-TIME SCORING COMPUTER OPERATOR
The Real-time Scoring Computer Operator enters the scores and statistics that have been recorded by the Radio Operator (described below).  The data collected is entered in a PDA or laptop computer.  This position requires dexterity and basic computer knowledge. Volunteers needed FRIDAY, SATURDAY, & SUNDAY.

REAL-TIME SCORING RADIO OPERATOR
The Real-time Scoring Radio Operator answers radio calls from the Cart Driver who is following each group on the course.  The Cart Driver provides the scores and statistics for each player after every hole to the Radio Operator.  The Radio Operator records this information on a form provided by the Tour.  This information is then entered into a computer or PDA (a small wireless devise) by the Computer Operator (described above).  The data is then automatically uploaded to the Internet.  Volunteers needed FRIDAY, SATURDAY, AND SUNDAY.

SCORING TENT
Scoring Tent volunteers verify each scorecard in the Scoring Tent after the player has completed their round.  Volunteers needed FRIDAY, SATURDAY & SUNDAY.

SPOTTER
Spotters act as “forecaddies” or “advance scouts” by assisting the professionals in locating wayward golf shots.  Stationed near a fairway or a green, spotters watch each shot and help locate a ball in situations where the player may not have a clear view of the ball’s final resting position.  Volunteers needed FRIDAY, SATURDAY & SUNDAY.

STANDARD BEARERS
Standard Bearers walk the course and carry a standard-bearer sign which includes the names and scores of the players in a specific group.  They confirm each player’s score with the Cart Driver and update scores on the sign as play progresses for the entire round of 18 holes.  Shifts last as long as it takes to complete the round of golf.  Standard Bearers work in two-person teams with one person at a time carrying the standard (standards weigh approx. 10-15 pounds). Volunteers needed SUNDAY ONLY. 

HELP THE STAFF:

ECOLOGY
Ecology volunteers are responsible for re-stocking coolers, maintaining receptacles, and preserving the cleanliness of the golf course.  Volunteers needed THURSDAY, FRIDAY, SATURDAY, & SUNDAY.

MEDIA
Media volunteers escort media/photographers around the course during the competition without disturbing the players.  Volunteers needed FRIDAY, SATURDAY & SUNDAY.

PRE/POST-TOURNAMENT ACTIVITIES (SETUP/BREAKDOWN)
These volunteers assist tournament staff with mailings, goody bag stuffing, follow-up phone calls, area deliveries and pick- ups, office work, and signage/construction etc.  Volunteers are scheduled as needed.  We will try to provide a minimum notice of 48 hours for any volunteer assignments prior to tournament week.

VOLUNTEER SERVICES
These volunteers greet and register other volunteers, provide general information, and assist with shuttling volunteers to/from their assigned area.  Volunteers needed FRIDAY, SATURDAY, & SUNDAY.
      VOLUNTEER REGISTRATION OPEN JANUARY 16, 2017