Committee Assignments and Volunteer Schedules

Committee assignments can be seen on your volunteer profile.

Schedules are currently being created and will be shared with all volunteers on Monday, April 15th via email.

Your committee chair contact information is available on the home screen of your volunteer profile.

If there is someone you’d like to be scheduled with, you need to have indicated the same committee preference and provided the same availability. The championship office and committee chairs do their best to take into consideration all scheduling requests, but we cannot guarantee all requests are met.

Shift times vary depending on your committee assignment. Morning shifts can begin as early as 5:30am and afternoon shifts can end as late at 8:00pm. No shift will be longer than 6 hours.  For specific questions regarding your committee shifts, please contact your committee chair.

Your committee chair will check in with you periodically should you need to take a short break for a snack, drink, trip to the restroom, etc. You may also bring a chair (compliant with our championship regulations) to use throughout your shift.

If you’d like to watch golf, shop in the merchandise pavilion, etc. those should be done before or after your shift, not on a break.

Volunteer Apparel

Volunteer apparel packages will be shipped to all volunteers in late May 2024.

All volunteers are required to wear the provided volunteer apparel with khaki, golf appropriate bottoms when on shift. Khaki pants, shorts, capris, and skorts are all acceptable, as long as they are of appropriate length.

Closed toe, comfortable shoes are recommended for all volunteers. Depending on your assignment, you may be standing for long periods of time, or walking along uneven ground. Golf shoes WITHOUT metal spikes are permitted.

All headwear should have the 2024 U.S. Senior Open logo, or no logo at all. If there is a different style preferred than the baseball cap/visor included in the volunteer package, you may purchase another option in the merchandise pavilion.

In the event of inclement weather, volunteers are permitted to wear their own rain jacket / rain pants in any color.

The volunteer golf shirt is navy, and the pullover layer is light blue.

Unfortunately, the window to purchase additional volunteer apparel items has passed. Additional shirts will be available on a first come first serve basis in the merchandise pavilion the week of the championship. We will provide additional information and hours of operation closer to the championship.

Apparel exchanges will be offered in the merchandise pavilion the week of the championship. Exchanges are offered on a first come first serve basis. Items cannot be reserved ahead of time. We will provide additional information and hours of operation closer to the championship.

If you’d like to come as a fan before or after your shift, we do not require you to change out of your volunteer uniform. However, please remember that when you are in uniform, you are representing the USGA and the championship, and fans may approach you with questions, etc. If you are attending the championship on a day when you are not scheduled at all, please do not wear your volunteer apparel.

Parking

The championship parking and transportation plan is being finalized and will be shared with volunteers as soon as possible.  Volunteer parking will be in close proximity to the championship grounds and require a short (10 minute) shuttle to the entry gate. This lot will be reserved for volunteers only and will require a physical parking pass which will be mailed to all volunteers in early June.

Yes, there will be bike parking. More information will be shared with the championship parking and transportation plan.

Yes, volunteers can be dropped off. If you are taking a rideshare (Uber, Lyft), there will be a designated rideshare drop off location. If you are being dropped off by a friend, you can utilize the rideshare drop off location, OR you may use your volunteer parking pass to be dropped off in the volunteer lot and board a shuttle from there.

Championship Access and Tickets

All volunteer credential packets will be mailed to volunteers in early June. These will contain your volunteer credential, parking pass, lunch vouchers and other pre-championship information.

Yes! We encourage you to enjoy the championship as much as possible outside of your volunteer duties. Your volunteer credential will act as your ticket into the championship, and you are welcome on site all days we are open to the public (Wednesday June 26-Sunday June 30).

Volunteers do not receive guest tickets. If you have family or friends who would like to join you at the championship, they must purchase a ticket. Tickets are currently on sale and all information can be found on our tickets page.

Children aged 17 and under are granted complimentary entry to the championship when accompanied by a ticketed or credentialed adult.

Orientation and Training

Volunteer Orientation will be completely virtual and shared with all volunteers in early June. There is no live component and volunteers will have a two-week window to complete the orientation videos. The videos will cover general volunteer information as well as information specific for your committee.

When all volunteers come onsite for their first shift, they will be walked through responsibilities and provided with any additional necessary information by their committee chairs.

The ShotLink and Walking Scorers Committees will have mandatory onsite training sessions on Wednesday June 26th. More information about these sessions will be shared by committee chairs.

Miscellaneous

Volunteers will receive one lunch voucher for each shift they are assigned. These will be in your credential packets.  Lunch vouchers can be redeemed at any concession on the grounds and grants volunteers each an entrée item, chips, and a drink. Volunteers will have options to choose from for their entrée item, and there will be a vegetarian option.

If a health condition requires you to bring your own food/snacks, you may do so. For admissions and security purposes, please reach out to the championship office in advance. You are not able to bring your own beverages.

There will be multiple hydration stations throughout the course. Volunteers should plan to bring a reusable water bottle (included in your volunteer package) to the championship and refill as needed.  Water bottles will need to be empty upon entry to the championship. Other beverages such as coffee and soft drinks will be available in Volunteer Headquarters.

Play will continue rain or shine unless dangerous weather approaches. Volunteers should plan on being on time and ready for their shift regardless of the weather. In the event that weather causes delays or changes shift times, the championship office will communicate it to all volunteers via text message and email.

Please email the championship office right away at 2024ussenioropen@usga.org  

If you have any questions that are not answered above, please reach out to the Championship Office at 2024ussenioropen@usga.org or (401) 648-8733.