Volunteers are encouraged to work at least three shifts in one of the following committees during Tournament Week. Committee and shift selections can be made on the Volunteer registration form. Volunteer shifts vary by committee, but typically last four to six hours per shift. If you have any questions regarding the specific responsibilies of a committee, please contact John Post at John.Post@octagon.com.
Admissions Volunteers are responsible for staffing the ticket booth and assisting security to ensure that all spectators have the proper tickets for entry. Will Call Volunteers are responsible for staffing a location for ticket buyers to pick up previously purchased tickets.
Ambassadors are stationed at the main spectator Admissions. Ambassadors help direct spectators to on-course locations and assist with any questions. Training is provided prior to the event.
Caddie Tent Volunteers are responsible for assisting the professional caddies throughout the Tournament. Volunteers are also responsible for distributing and collecting caddie bibs, towels and lunch vouchers. Other duties include managing the Caddie Tent and caddie registration.
Carts Committee Volunteers manage the Cart Area and control the charging, distribution, and collection of carts to authorized personnel. Volunteers are also responsible for driving carts on course to help shuttle players and Volunteers.
Volunteers assist in providing and maintaining a suitable driving range for all players. Specific duties include maintaining supplies such as range balls, beverages and player identification signs.
Volunteers assist with the BITE NW Arkansas food festival at 8th Street Market in Bentonville. There are three sub-committees including: Admissions, BITE Ambassadors and Supply Distribution. Admissions Volunteers assist with the check-in process of attendees. BITE Ambassadors help direct attendees within the venue and answer any questions. Supply Distribution Volunteers help to replenish supplies to restaurant partners. Training is provided prior to the event.
Hospitality Volunteers assist in the suites on the 17th and 18th Green. Volunteer duties include checking that guests have the proper credentials for entry and crowd management.
Hydration Volunteers manage Hydration Stations at various locations onsite during Tournament Week. Volunteers sell water and Gatorade to spectators and monitor supply levels.
Volunteers are stationed in the Walmart Kids Center presented by DOVE. Duties include assisting with games and crafts as well as distributing healthy snacks to children in the center.
Marshals ensure fair play among all participants as well as safety for spectators, and are stationed at locations throughout the course. Focus is on the tees, landing areas, greens and spectator crosswalks. There is a mandatory pre-tournament training session for this position.
Volunteers assist Tournament Staff with the general operations of the Media Center and promotion of the Tournament. Duties include checking in members of the media, assisting with clipping articles and other tasks as assigned by the Tournament staff.
Volunteers are responsible for player registration as well as set-up and organization of the locker room. Additional duties include player mail distribution, encouraging players to sign memorabilia, assisting with picture frames for the Pro-Am and handling miscellaneous player requests. This committee is for women only.
Volunteers are responsible for assisting the Tournament staff with amateur registration, coordination of bag drop with the Pro Shop and picture/gift bag assembly/distribution.
Volunteers assist with the operations of the Pro-Am by driving a golf cart with a specific group for the round.
Scoring Central Volunteers are responsible for obtaining the scores from walking scorers via radio and entering them into the computer system for the electronic scoreboard. Computer skills and capability to use radio is preferred.
Stationed in the scoring tents behind 9th and 18th holes, Volunteers obtain scorecards from the players after they have completed their round.
Volunteers are responsible for carrying a standard (with the names and scores for each professional) on the course for an entire round. Volunteers should be at least 13 years old and able to walk 18 holes of golf while carrying the standard.
Volunteers are responsible for distributing product such as water, soda and snacks throughout the course. This committee is physically demanding.
Volunteers assist the television network staff in production of the telecast. Substantial golf knowledge is necessary.
Volunteers are responsible for transporting players, staff and VIPs to various locations (including hotel, airport and private housing) in courtesy vehicles provided by the Tournament. A copy of your license is required. Volunteers are needed to help with staging of vehicles on the Saturday and Sunday before the Tournament and the Monday after the Tournament.
Volunteers are responsible for staffing the Volunteer Headquarters, handling uniform distribution and maintaining a comfortable working environment for the Volunteers.
Each scorer follows a particular group with a wireless handheld palm and headset, marking each stroke and specific statistics. At the end of each hole, these Volunteers are responsible for communicating scores to the central scoring network. Training is provided, however, substantial golf knowledge is necessary. Volunteers should be able to walk 18 holes.