VOLUNTEER FAQ

Thank you for supporting the Sanderson Farms Championship as a volunteer.

Volunteers are assigned to a variety of committees, performing the many tasks required to conduct a PGA TOUR event. A description of each committee is available for your review prior to your selection of committee choices.

The great majority of volunteer requirements are Wednesday through Sunday of tournament week, but some assistance may be required before and after the tournament. Depending on the committee on which you serve, the average volunteer shift is 5 to 6 hours long.

You must work a minimum of 20 hours to be eligible to play in the volunteer golf outing. One shift is equal to 5-6 hours.

The volunteer fee covers the uniform (one golf polo and one ball cap), entrance to volunteer hospitality area, food and beverage while volunteering, parking permit, and volunteer badge for days you will be volunteering.

Our event is operated as a 501(c)(3) charity and every available dollar is dedicated to our mission of raising the maximum amount for charity. Our primary charity is Friends of Children’s Hospital and Children’s of Mississippi, the state’s only hospital for children. So, by purchasing your uniform, you are helping us raise money for our local charities.

The pool deck at The Country Club of Jackson is the main Volunteer Headquarters area. We will have coolers full of product available for volunteers and food will be served under the awning of the pool deck.

Each volunteer receives a clear bag as part of their volunteer package. You are welcome to bring small snacks with you from home in the bag. If you have special diet needs, you may want to bring something with you for breakfast or lunch as well.

Yes. You must be 16 years or older to volunteer. (Some committees require volunteers to be 18+.)

We ask that you do not take photos or ask for autographs while volunteering.

Volunteers will park at Christ Methodist Church. You will be provided a parking pass in your volunteer package. Directional signage will be located off of Old Canton Road as well.

We will make every effort to accommodate your request. Make sure to list your request in the “Work with or Committee Selection” portion of the registration process. Shift coordinating is only applicable within each committee (i.e. two people on different committees cannot be scheduled to work together at the same times).

Please make every effort to attend your committee training (if applicable). However, if you are unable to attend, your Committee Chairperson/Hole Captain will provide you with necessary information. If you are volunteering as a Walking Scorer or a ShotLink Mobile Spotter, you must complete the in-class and online training in order to volunteer.

We will email you confirmation with your committee assignment and Chairperson/Hole Captain’s contact information prior to the tournament.

Shortly after you are given your assignment, you should receive some type of communication from your Chairperson/Hole Captain. If you have not heard from someone by two weeks prior to the tournament, please let volunteer coordinator Kacie Lindsley know at the tournament office.

When you initially register to volunteer, you will select your top three committee preferences. During this time, please take time and fill out your desired dates and times you would like to volunteer. Chairpersons/Hole Captains will begin scheduling the first of September, and will be in touch with you around that time.

The event will go on and we will need your help!! Make sure to report to your committee’s check-in location 15-20 minutes prior to your shift, rain or shine. Any weather delays or cancellations will be communicated on our social media and via radio to your Chairperson/Hole Captain.

Please contact volunteer coordinator, Kacie Lindsley, at the tournament office to schedule a time to exchange. After uniform distribution, we cannot guarantee that your size will be available.

Yes. You can purchase them upon initial registration. After registration, uniform items may be available for exchange and purchase, provided extras are available.

Yes. You will be issued a refund if you cancel at least 2 weeks before tournament week provided you have not picked up your volunteer package. Please call volunteer coordinator Kacie Lindsley at the tournament office at 769.300.2048 at your earliest opportunity to request a refund.

Of course the players and spectators greatly appreciate the efforts of our volunteers — it’s no secret that the success of the event depends on our volunteer force. An enhanced experience for players, spectators and sponsors ensures our charitable giving increases. The Sanderson Farms Championship has many charitable partners, though our main benefiting charity is Children’s of Mississippi, the state’s only hospital for children, through the Friends of Children’s Hospital.