Volunteer

Support a great cause while being in the heart of the action.

2019 Volunteer registration

Volunteer registration for the 2019 3M Open will begin January 15th. If you would like to be added to the volunteer email list and receive a notification once registration is open, please contact Sally Walker at swalker@3mopen.com or 763-783-9000.

General volunteer committee

Administration

Finance

Assist Bill Nadon, tournament accountant, with distributing and inventorying money for admissions/tickets and volunteer headquarters. Manage the PGA TOUR professional finance station and assist professionals with cashing checks.

Dates of Operation: Monday – Sunday


Player Services

Greet professionals at the airport and work with the transportation committee to get them to the correct vehicle. Assist with professional player registration. Acts as a concierge for the players and handle general hospitality inquiries from players and their families. Assist with ticket requests, mailings, etc. for PGA TOUR professionals.

Dates of Operation: Sunday before tournament – Sunday


Pro-Am

Assist tournament staff with pro-am registration, parties, and gift distribution. Volunteers provide numerous support functions on pro-am days including, but not limited to, bag handling, tee time assistance, and awards presentation.

Dates of Operation: Monday and Wednesday


Tournament Office

Assist tournament staff prior to and during the tournament with general administration duties including answering the phones, managing shipping and receiving at tournament office, making photocopies and other miscellaneous administrative duties.

Dates of Operation: Pre-tournament to Monday following (June 24 – July 8)


Volunteer Services

Assist with inventory, assembly and distribution of volunteer uniform packages prior to tournament week. Oversee and manage Volunteer Headquarters during the tournament. Duties will include answering volunteer questions, exchange and sell uniforms, handout volunteer lunch vouchers and maintain a clean Volunteer Headquarters.

Dates of Operation: Monday – Sunday. Volunteers will also be needed prior to tournament week, during uniform distributions and during volunteer trainings.


Media

Communications

Oversee the daily distribution of tournament radios. Inventory radios upon return at the end of each day and charge them for the next day.

Dates of Operation: Monday – Sunday


Media Center

Assist with registration and welcoming of local, national and international media. Work with media staff to answer media inquiries, distribute paper materials and provide an ideal working environment for on-site media. Volunteers may be asked to chauffer media officials throughout the golf course during tournament days.

Dates of Operation: Monday - Sunday


Television/Radio Spotters

Provide on course assistance to both the Television Network and Satellite Radio. Assist primarily as on-course spotters, scorers, and announcer drivers. Must be able to walk the course and be very familiar with golf etiquette.

Dates of Operation: Thursday – Sunday


Off the course operations

Admissions & Will Call

Serves as the official welcome committee for all spectators. Volunteers on this committee will greet spectators, act as will call and assist spectators on buses as they depart the parking areas. As spectators arrive at main gate, volunteers will scan tickets, sell tickets and assist with box office operations.

Dates of Operation: Tuesday – Sunday


Caddie Services

Assist with professional caddie registration, maintain the caddie lounge area and act as a concierge for the caddies. Distribute and collect caddie bibs and towels daily.

Dates of Operation: Monday – Sunday


Child Care

Volunteers will work with the Official Day Care Facility and the PGA TOUR Staff to provide primary day care for PGA TOUR professional’s children. Must be 17 years of age or older. Will be required to have a background check.

Dates of Operation: Wednesday – Sunday


Medical

Assist with any situations needing medical attention and help collect information for necessary incident reports. Medical volunteers are stationed at various locations around the course. Must have a valid medical license/training.

Dates of Operation: Monday-Sunday


On the course operations

Ambassadors

Serve as the greeters of the tournament and handout tournament programs and pairings guides. Provide directions, answer questions, and tournament information to spectators at the main entrance and various locations throughout the course.

Dates of Operation: Tuesday – Sunday


Corporate Hospitality

Greet guests, check credentials and provide wristbands to clients at hospitality locations. Provide information and support to hospitality hosts and their guests, ensuring the tournament supporters have a positive and memorable experience. Communicate any needs to the tournament staff.

Dates of Operation: Tuesday-Sunday


Marshal

Marshals are assigned to a hole and have the unique opportunity of being inside the ropes. They provide gallery control, assist in player movement and help locate errant golf shots. Volunteers should have a basic knowledge of golf rules and regulations on a golf course. Marshals should know the surrounding area of their assigned hole and provide spectators with general information as needed.

Dates of Operation: Tuesday-Sunday


Practice Facilities

Oversee the day to day operations of the practice facility including the driving range, putting green, chipping green and sand trap as well as the surrounding spectator areas. Responsible for the set up and tear down of the practice facility. As PGA TOUR professionals enter and exit the range, volunteers are responsible for setting up nameplates, providing players with golf balls and any other general assistance.Volunteers will help marshal the practice facility area as well as allowing properly credentialed people in the area. This position works outside all day and volunteers must be comfortable with and prepared for all weather conditions. Due to the nature of the event, morning shifts will start early and afternoon shifts may end late.

Dates of Operation: Monday – Sunday


Roving Marshal

Roving marshals are assigned to a hole upon arrival of their shift depending on marshal needs. They have the unique opportunity of being inside the ropes. They provide gallery control, assist in player movement and help locate errant golf shots. Volunteers should have a basic knowledge of golf rules and regulations on a golf course.

Dates of Operation: Tuesday - Sunday


On-Course Distribution

Distribute and replenish drinks, ice and snack to all holes on course and other various locations including driving range, scoring tents, volunteer headquarters, etc. Deliver tournament programs and pairings sheets to pairings box locations, main entrances,clubhouse, corporate tents, etc. Volunteers must be able to perform moderate to heavy lifting. Must be able to navigate a golf cart in high traffic areas.

Dates of Operation: pre-tournament Friday - Sunday of tournament week (June 28 – July 7).


Scoring

Shotlink Lasers

The Shotlink committee assists PGA TOUR officials with generating statistics for TV and internet coverage using lasers and other electronics. Volunteers will operate the lasers which are located on fairways and greens. Training and on-site support will be provided by PGA TOUR Shotlink staff. There will be a mandatory meeting to attend the weekend prior to tournament.

Dates of Operation: Wednesday - Sunday. Wednesday is a training day. On Thursday and Friday, volunteers may choose half-day or full day shifts. Saturday and Sunday must be full day shifts.


Standard Bearers

Accompany a group with a standard displaying the player names and scores in relation to par on a cumulative basis. Must be able to carry a standard sign (approximately 10 pounds) and walk all 18 holes. There will be a mandatory meeting to attend the weekend prior to the tournament.

Dates of Operation: Wednesday – Sunday


Walking Scorer

Record statistics and scores for players on a hand-held device as part of the PGA TOUR Shotlink system. Volunteers will be assigned to walk with a group for all 18 holes. Volunteers must have knowledge of golf scoring and etiquette. Volunteers are required to attend a mandatory training session the weekend prior to the tournament.

Dates of Operation: Wednesday – Sunday


Transportation

Cart Management

Oversee the distribution and maintenance of golf carts. Volunteers will sign in/out golf carts to authorized personnel and charge all carts at the end of each day. Requires early mornings and late nights. Please note: must be at least 16 years of age to operate a golf cart.

Dates of Operation: Monday – Sunday


Shuttles

Volunteers will drive golf cart shuttles for disabled guests, volunteers, players, and caddies to and from their respective viewing areas, tournament entrances, workstations, and sometimes parking lots. Volunteers in this committee will need to follow strict guidelines on when and where to shuttle and who they will be allowed to shuttle.Must have a valid driver’s license and be 21 years of age or older.

Dates of Operation: Monday-Sunday


Transportation

Provide tournament cars to the PGA TOUR professionals and escort the professionals and/or their families when the need arises. Volunteers may also be asked to shuttle other tournament guests. The transportation committee will be stationed in three different areas: the airport, the golf course, and host hotels.

Dates of Operation: Pre-Tournament Saturday – Monday After Tournament


3M Open volunteer program

General tournament volunteer

Come be a part of the inaugural 3M Open! General tournament volunteers can select their top three (3) committee preferences from a list of committees. General tournament volunteers are required to complete a minimum of three (3) shifts. A shift is approximately 6-8 hours depending on the committee. General tournament volunteers are required to be at least 21 years of age by July 1, 2019. Each volunteer is required to purchase the $80.00 volunteer package.

The package includes:
• One (1) tournament logoed polo shirt
• One (1) tournament logoed jacket
• One (1) tournament logoed baseball cap or visor
• One (1) volunteer badge the grants access to the tournament even on days you are not working
• Ability to request up to two (2) grounds tickets
• One (1) volunteer parking pass to be used during shifts
• Food vouchers to be used toward lunch for each shift worked
• Admittance to the Volunteer Appreciation Party


Student volunteer

The 3M Open is recruiting student volunteers to be an integral part of the tournament. Students can receive community service hours for volunteering at the 3M Open. Student volunteers are required to be 18 years of age or older and have a valid ID. We ask our student volunteers to commit to a minimum of two (2) shifts. A shift is approximately 6-8 hours. Each student volunteer is required to purchase the $35.00 student volunteer package.

The package includes:
• One (1) tournament logoed polo
• One (1) tournament logoed baseball cap or visor
• One (1) volunteer badge the grants access to the tournament even on days you are not working
• One (1) volunteer parking pass to be used during shifts
• Food vouchers to be used toward lunch for each shift worked
• Admittance to the Volunteer Appreciation Party

STUDENT VOLUNTEER COMMITTEE OPTIONS
• Admissions & Will Call
• Child Care
• Corporate Hospitality
• Marshal
• On-Course Distribution
• Practice Facilities
• Shotlink Lasers
• Spectator Information
• Standard Bearer
• Tournament Office
• NOTE: Student volunteers will need to upload a copy of current student registration or student identification card during the registration process.


Junior Volunteer

The 3M Open is looking for juniors to be a part of the inaugural tournament. Earn community service hours while volunteering at a PGA TOUR tournament. To qualify as a junior volunteer, you must be between the ages of 13-17 on July 1, 2019. We ask that all junior volunteers commit to a minimum of two (2) shifts. A shift is approximately 6-8 hours. It is FREE to be a junior volunteer.

Each junior volunteer will receive:
• One (1) tournament logoed polo
• One (1) tournament logoed baseball cap
• One (1) volunteer badge the grants access to the tournament even on days you are not working.
• One (1) volunteer parking pass to be used during shifts
• Food vouchers to be used toward lunch for each shift worked
• Admittance to the Volunteer Appreciation Party


Junior with a parent/guardian volunteer program

he 3M Open is looking for juniors to be a part of the inaugural tournament. Volunteers between the ages of 10-12 can qualify for the junior with a parent/guardian volunteer program. We require volunteers under 13 years of age (ages 10-12) to have a parent/guardian volunteer with them as a part of the standard bearer committee. We ask that all junior with a parent/guardian volunteers commit to a minimum of two (2) shifts. A shift is approximately 6-8 hours. As a part of the standard bearer committee, volunteers must be able to carry a standard sign (approximately 10 pounds) and walk all 18 holes. There will be a mandatory meeting to attend the weekend prior to the tournament. Each the junior with a parent/guardian volunteer pair is required to purchase the $30.00 volunteer package.

The package includes:
• Two (2) tournament logoed t-shirts
• Two (2) tournament logoed baseball caps
• Two (2) volunteer badges the grants access to the tournament even on days you are not working
• One (1) volunteer parking pass to be used during shifts
• Food vouchers for both volunteers to be used toward lunch for each shift worked
• Admittance for both volunteers to the Volunteer Appreciation Party


Information & FAQ

Why should I volunteer?

Come be a part of the inaugural 3M Open! Your donation of time will help support an event that will benefit the 3M Open Fund and give back to local charities.


What are the requirements of a volunteer?

All volunteers are required to work a minimum of three (3) shifts but are able to donate more time if possible. A shift is approximately 6-8 hours depending on the committee. However, there is flexibility with days and times with all the different committees.


What duties do volunteers have?

There are a variety of committees volunteers can select from. Each committee performs specific duties that contribute to a successful PGA TOUR event. When registering, you will be required to select your top three (3) committee preferences.


What should I expect after registering?

Within a few weeks of registering, you will receive an email with a volunteer committee assignment. Your committee chairperson will contact you with your volunteer schedule a few weeks before the tournament. Individual committee-related inquiries, including questions about your schedule, should be directed to your committee chairperson. You may log into your volunteer account at any time to contact your committee chairperson.


Why is there a fee to volunteer?

There is a volunteer fee to allow the tournament charities to benefit as much as possible. Your registration payment helps offset the cost of the volunteer package.


What do I wear?

The tournament will provide each standard volunteer an official tournament golf polo, jacket and hat. Volunteers are asked to provide their own khaki bottoms. Volunteers are required to wear the uniform on the days they are working.


When can I pick up my uniform?

Volunteer uniform distributions will be held a few weeks before the tournament. Exact uniform distribution dates are to be determined. Volunteers will receive an email with information about uniform distribution and any volunteer trainings.


What are the dates of the 3M Open?

The 2019 3M Open will take place July 1-7.


Where will the 3M Open take place?

The 3M Open will be held at the TPC Twin Cities.