When is the Travelers Championship?
The Travelers Championship will take place June 17 – 23, 2019 at TPC River Highlands in Cromwell, CT.
What are the benefits of volunteering?
Perks of the 2019 Volunteer Package Include:
- Official Travelers Championship Under Armour golf shirt
- Official Travelers Championship Under Armour hat or visor
- (1) weekly VOLUNTEER grounds admission – valid multiple days and on days you are not volunteering
- (1) weekly GROUNDS admission – may be used for friends/family and multiple days
- Parking Pass, valid for each day of volunteering
- Complimentary meal for shifts worked
- Invitation to the Volunteer Party
- Hartford HealthCare reusable water bottle and other great items
- Additional Travelers Championship branded items for purchase
Is there a minimum age to volunteer?
Anyone ages 16 & older can sign up for volunteer opportunities at the Travelers Championship. Select opportunities are available for volunteers between the ages of 14 – 16. Please visit our volunteer committees page to view age requirements per committee.
Why do I need to pay to volunteer?
The Travelers Championship has one of the lowest priced volunteer packages on the PGA TOUR. The Travelers Championship is organized by the Greater Hartford Community Foundation, a non-profit organization that works under PGA TOUR policies. As a part of the PGA TOUR, our volunteers are required to wear a specific uniform, including a tournament-issued golf polo and head wear. The cost of the volunteer package covers the cost of uniform and helps to offset the cost of food that is provided for thousands while they are volunteering with us and all of the volunteer enhancements. We work very hard to keep this cost as low as possible, as we continue to enhance the volunteer experience each year.
Where can I pick up my volunteer package?
Package distribution for general volunteers will be on the following dates at Goodwin College:
- Thursday, June 13 5PM-8PM
- Saturday, June 15 9AM-2:30PM
Does my committee require training?
Volunteers will be contacted directly by their committee chairs about a specific mandatory committee training. All volunteers will go through customer service training when they pick up their items at the package distributions. The committee chairs will also be on site during the package distributions to answer any specific committee questions that may arise.
How many shifts do I need to volunteer for?
All volunteers are required to work a two-shift minimum. Shifts can be fulfilled in one day or over the course of multiple days. However, there are certain committees such as gallery and scoring that require a full-day minimum, which fulfills the two-shift minimum. Many committees have shifts that require volunteers to stay on duty until 30 minutes after the end of play.
If I volunteered previously, do I need to sign up again?
Yes, every volunteer must register individually each year. If you have volunteered in past years, you will need to set up a new account for the 2019 event. You can choose to use your username and password from previous years.
The committee I want to volunteer for asks for a 'security code' during registration? How do I get this code?
If you are interested in a committee with a security code, please send an email to the committee contact, which can be found within the specific committee on the Volunteer Committees page.
I have completed my registration but have not received any information on my committee(s) or shift time(s)?
In order for your registration to be considered “complete”, all volunteers must pay for their volunteer package. Once you have purchased your package, you will then be placed into your committee(s) and shift time(s) within one to two business days.
Can I volunteer with a friend or group of friends?
During registration, there is a specific question that will ask if there is another volunteer(s) you would like to volunteer with. If you plan to volunteer with more than one person, please collectively chose one person’s name as a representative that can be entered during your individual registrations. By doing this, we will be able to easily identify you group members.
Tournament Week Questions
What do I wear while volunteering?
The Travelers Championship is a televised, professional sporting event, so it is important for our volunteers to meet the standards of professional golf. Volunteers are expected to where khaki colored pants, shorts, skorts, capris or slacks with this year’s red golf polo and hat or visor that they are given in the volunteer package. All volunteers must wear the official Travelers Championship golf polo as the golf polo’s from previous years are not allowed.
Where do I park once I arrive on site?
All volunteers are given a parking pass to park in the Gold Lot. Unless otherwise noted by your committee chair, volunteers will then proceed to the Volunteer Villa, where they will check in for their scheduled shift and receive their food & beverage voucher. Please remember that it will take approximately 30 minutes from the time you park until the time you arrive at your scheduled post.
Can I ride a bike to the course?
Yes, you can ride your bike to your shift and use the volunteer bike rack at 9 Gate.
How early should I arrive to my volunteer shift?
It is recommended to arrive at least 30 minutes early to allow enough time for parking, checking in at the Volunteer Villa, grabbing any food if needed and walking to your committee meeting location.
When is the Volunteer Party?
The 2019 Volunteer Party will be held on Saturday, June 22, 2019 from 5PM-8:30PM in the Pro-Am Tent at TPC River Highlands. Unfortunately, guests are not permitted to attend the party.