Volunteer Committee Descriptions
This committee is responsible to raise awareness of the championship throughout the local community. They will work with the Golf Canada Media & Public Relations staff member to ensure the championship is promoted to the local media. Volunteers will provide onsite assistance to the Media & Public Relations staff.
Skills Good interpersonal skills; well connected with the local media; knowledge of golf and golf etiquette
Requirement – 1-2 promotional volunteers required prior to Championship
1-2 onsite communication assistance volunteers – September 11-14
Community Engagement Committee
The impact of the World Junior Girls Championship does not stop at tournament week. The engagement of the community and club should occur leading up to the championship, throughout and there should be a legacy after the conclusion of the event.
The Committee will work to establish a strategy of engaging PGA of Canada professionals and junior and female golfers in the Ottawa area. The Committee has access to a dedicated Golf Canada staff member for each program.
Assist the Golf Ontario Special Events Director with the recruitment of junior girl golfers for the Junior Girls Skills Clinic. The Committee will work to elevate the clinic to occur on Sunday, September 9th.
Requirement 1 chair and 2-3 volunteers throughout the planning months.
Volunteers will be stationed at the airport to welcome teams, provide them with information and ensure they get to their rental vehicles. Volunteers will manage an information booth throughout the tournament to provide players and spectators with information about the club, local tourism and general information about the tournament.
Skills Good Interpersonal skills; knowledge of the local area; knowledge of golf and golf etiquette
Requirement 2 volunteers at airport; 2 volunteers each day of the practice/championship rounds September 9-14
Marshals and Forecaddies Committee
The committee is responsible to provide volunteers to act as forecaddies and/or marshals on the course. In addition they will arrange drivers to shuttle the on course volunteers to and from their assignment.
Forecaddies/Marshals Volunteers will be located by the fairway to assist players with the search of their ball. In addition, some marshals may be required to provide crowd control and enforce golf etiquette among spectators along the course so that play is not disturbed.
Skills – Some knowledge of golf and golf etiquette; Physical ability to walk to, from, and at their hole assignments; Good Eyesight; Handle the outside elements.
Requirement – # to be determined required each day of Championship (estimate of 12-15 volunteers) September 11-14
Volunteers Transportation Drivers will shuttle on course volunteers to and from their assignment. Additionally, we will require drivers to shuttle players from green to tee in several areas on the course.
Skills Knowledge of golf and golf etiquette; ability to be cognizant of play in the area and know when it is safe to proceed.
Requirement 6-8 volunteers required each day of the Championship September 11-14
This committee will provide Range Attendants who will serve as support for Golf Canada and the pro shop staff.
Range Attendants volunteers will assist staff with the smooth operation of the range by ensuring supplies are maintained. Range Attendants will be stationed on the range throughout the week to greet players, distribute ball, change nameplates and control access to the range, putting and chipping greens.
Skills Knowledge of golf and golf etiquette; ability to stand & walk for their entire shift
Requirement 10-12 volunteers September 9-14
The Scoring Committee is one of the largest committees and is responsible for the management and scheduling of the scorecard runners, walking scorers, standard bearers, scoreboard writer and assistant.
Walking Scorers A Volunteer will walk with a group and at the conclusion of every hole enter the score for each of the players in the group into a tablet.
Skills Strong knowledge of golf and golf etiquette; ability to walk 18 holes; ability to operate a tablet
Requirement 21 walking scorers required each day of the Championship, September 11-14
Standard Bearers A Volunteer will team up with a walking scorer, carrying a light-weight sign and updating it with the players current score throughout the players round.
Skills Knowledge of golf and golf etiquette; ability to walk 18 holes while carrying 1 standard which is approximately 5-7lbs; basic math skills an asset.
Requirement 21 standard bearers required each day of the Championship, September 11-14
Scorecard Runner – Volunteers will be required to run completed score cards from the official scorers tent to the Tournament Office and then to the main score board.
Skills Knowledge of golf and golf etiquette; ability to walk
Requirement 2 volunteers each day of the Championship, September 11-14
Scoreboard Writer the writer will be responsible to post the players hole-by-hole scores made by each player on the main scoreboard.
Skills Ideally this should be one individual for all rounds; graphic design/calligraphy skills would be an asset.
Requirement 1 volunteer for each day of the Championship, September 11-14
Scoreboard Assistant to assist the writer post scores by reading the scores.
Skills Verbal communication skills
Requirements 1 volunteer for each day of the Championship, September 11-14
Volunteer Services Committee
This committee will assist tournament staff with the coordination of the volunteer orientation, uniform distribution at the orientation, and managing the volunteer centre throughout the championship. The chair will manage the online registration system and receive the hard copy registration form. They will work each Committee for the scheduling of volunteers throughout the tournament.
Skills Good interpersonal skills
Requirement – 2 volunteers; 1 chair during orientation session date/time to be determined