Welcome 101st PGA Championship Volunteers!
If you are returning or new to volunteering for the PGA of America, we thank you for your commitment. We could not do this without you!
All Volunteer Committees are full at this time. Please feel free to sign up on our Waiting List and we will contact you if any positions become available!
Volunteering is a wonderful way to experience the Championship. Positions are nearly full – Secure your spot today or call 516-558-3055 to register over the phone.
Don’t miss out - Individuals that volunteer for the 2019 Championship and complete all assigned shifts will be given an advance opportunity to register for the 2024 Ryder Cup at Bethpage Black ahead of the General Public for what will be one of the toughest tickets in New York sporting event history!Register to Volunteer
Adult volunteers (ages 22 and up) are required to pay a $175.00 ($161.11 plus $13.89 tax) Volunteer/Uniform fee.
Volunteers will need access to the grounds of Bethpage Black. Therefore, they will receive a personalized Volunteer Credential providing access to the grounds all seven days of the PGA Championship.
Volunteers must volunteer for at least four shifts, contributing a minimum of 16-20 total hours for the Championship, allowing them to enjoy the rest of the Championship in their free time.
To view your profile information and other important communications, including volunteer newsletters, please visit your Volunteer Profile below. If you cannot remember your login information, follow the directions under “Forgotten Password,” or call the Championship Office at 516-558-3055.Volunteer Profile
How many shifts/hours will I be required to volunteer for?
Volunteers are asked to commit to 3-4, 4-hour shifts. You may volunteer these shifts on separate days or back-to-back.
What are the age requirements to volunteer?
Junior Volunteers are ages 16-21. Adult Volunteers are ages 22 and up.
What does the Volunteer Fee cover?
The fee covers the uniform (two shirts, one jacket, one hat), Official Volunteer Drawstring Backpack, complimentary parking, credential for the week, meal & water vouchers, and a one-time discount to the PGA Shops.
If I am no longer able to volunteer, may I receive a refund?
You may receive a refund ONLY AFTER you have returned your uniform and credential. Please contact the Championship Office to request a refund.
Can I watch golf when I'm not on shift?
Absolutely! Your credential allows you access onto the Championship Grounds, even when you're not volunteering. We do ask that you not wear your uniform when not on duty.
When will I receive my Volunteer Schedule?
Your volunteer shift times will be sent to you via email in February, 2019. If you have any questions or conflicts with your shift assignments please contact your designated Committee Chair or Hole Captain.
When will I receive my uniform?
You will receive your uniform at Uniform and Credential Distribution in March, 2019. If you cannot attend Distribution, we will have your uniform in the Championship Office at Bethpage Golf Courses for you to pick up during regular business hours. You may also pick up your uniform in Volunteer Headquarters prior to your first scheduled shift during Championship Week. For more information on Uniform and Credential Distribution, please view the UCD FAQ document that was sent out in previous communications.
Can I purchase additional volunteer uniform pieces?
Yes, additional clothing will be available for purchase in Volunteer Headquarters during the Championship Week while supplies last.
What do I do if my uniform does not fit?
We will have additional sizes to exchange with during Uniform and Credential Distribution. Size changes can also be done in the Championship Office at Bethpage Golf Courses or in Volunteer Headquarters during the Championship - however, we cannot guarantee size availability at that time.
What if I am unable to attend my Volunteer Committee Trainings?
We try to make trainings as mandatory as possible but do understand that people may have conflicts. The PGA also provides online training modules for most of the volunteer committees. Please be sure to check to see if your committee has an online training. If not, we ask that you notify your Committee Chair and arrive to your first scheduled shift 30-45 minutes early to receive proper instruction.
I am currently registered on the waitlist. How does that process work?
Waitlisted applicants will be notified via email on a first come, first serve basis when positions become available. Applicants will be given 48 hours to respond before the open position is offered to the next applicant on the list.