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The USGA cannot conduct the U.S. Open Championship without the assistance of volunteers. The championship requires the support of over 3,200 volunteers participating on 17 different committees. Volunteer responsibilities range from tasks such as marshaling, hospitality services, merchandising, and spectator services. After registration began in April of 2022, the volunteer program quickly hit a waitlist. To learn more and add your name to that waitlist, please visit the 2022 U.S. Open volunteer site (usga.org/2022usovolunteers) for more information.
The USGA and Town of Brookline announced on March 26, 2021, that Brookline residents had an advanced opportunity to register as a volunteer for the 2022 U.S. Open Championship. This advanced volunteer registration opportunity was only intended for Brookline residents. Volunteer applications submitted via the use of the “2022BrooklineRes” registration code were subject to review and were required to have a permanent Town of Brookline residential address. Non-Brookline resident applications were NOT considered during this advanced volunteer registration opportunity. Non-Brookline residents were encouraged to visit the U.S. Open Volunteer Website (usga.org/2022usovolunteers) beginning on Monday, April 12 to register in conjunction with the public launch. For the latest information on the volunteer program, please visit usga.org/2022usovolunteers.
As is the case with most major golf events, there is a fee associated with the volunteer package. The cost of the 2022 U.S. Open volunteer package is $244.45. The cost of the volunteer package includes the actual price of the apparel designed specifically for the 2022 U.S. Open volunteer program, meal vouchers for each volunteer shift, access to the Volunteer Hospitality tent and other amenities during the championship, and a volunteer credential valid for all seven (7) days of the championship. The fee does prove to be a worthwhile investment for someone who is not only interested in participating as a volunteer but also wishes to attend the championship on a daily basis. The volunteer credential will serve as a ticket for admissions any day of the championship regardless of whether the volunteer is assigned a volunteer shift. Volunteer credentials are non-transferrable and are only intended for the volunteer that has registered with the USGA.
The volunteer apparel package will consist of two (2) Ralph Lauren golf shirts, a Ralph Lauren jacket, a Ralph Lauren quarter-zip, a piece of headwear, a stainless-steel water bottle, a commemorative lapel pin, and a transparent drawstring bag. The apparel package will be shipped to volunteers in the Spring of 2022 utilizing the shipping address they registered with.
All volunteers will be required to volunteer a minimum of four (4) shifts with each shift lasting approximately five (5) to six (6) hours. The USGA will first gather individual volunteer availability and scheduling requests in the winter of 2022, and then proceed to create each volunteer’s schedule in March of 2022. From there, the USGA will share volunteer schedules in April 2022 and conduct training sessions for each volunteer committee in May and June of 2022. Newsletters with the latest volunteer and championship information are sent out to all volunteers periodically and are always accessible on the volunteer website. For additional questions regarding the volunteer timeline, please contact the USGA Championship Office at [email protected].
The USGA will make every effort to accommodate your scheduling requests, however we are only able to clone schedules of those who are on the same committee. If you are assigned to a different committee than the person you wish to volunteer with, the USGA Championship Office will make its best effort to schedule you together, but no guarantees can be made.
Yes, if you are no longer able to volunteer, you will be able to request and receive a full refund. However, once the volunteer apparel ships in the Spring of 2022, we will not be able to process a refund. Please contact the USGA at [email protected] if you need to withdraw from the volunteer program.
Due to capacity limits, volunteers do not receive additional tickets with their volunteer credential. All tickets can be purchased at usopen.com.
As an integral part of the championship, volunteers are given the opportunity to communicate comments/concerns through day-to-day interactions with USGA staff. In addition, the USGA will send a survey during and after the championship where volunteers are encouraged to leave feedback.