Volunteers

A`ohe lokomaika`i i nele i ke pan`i - No kind deed has ever lacked its reward. An opportunity to help another is a gift.

Each year, the Friends of Hawaii Charities donates over $1 million to local charities, with more than $14 million total donated over the past 16 years. This would not have been possible without our dedicated, hard-working volunteers.  We will post more information about volunteer opportunities for the 2016 Sony Open in Hawaii this summer.

All volunteers are provided with a volunteer uniform (shirt and cap/visor), meals and beverages during each shift, a volunteer tournament badge (good for week-long access), parking, an invitation to the volunteer appreciation party, an opportunity to play in a volunteer golf tournament and discounts on Sony electronic items.

Some of our key volunteer committees:

Admissions: Ticket sales and credential verification at tournament entrances. Serve in the distribution center for credentials and passes left for guests of players, officials, sponsors and media. Distribute spectator guides, pairing sheets and other tournament materials at entrance gates and provide general information to spectators. 

Caddies: Caddie for amateur players during amateur practice on Sunday, the Sony Dream Cup Pro-Am on Monday, the Official Pro-Am on Wednesday and a Sony private outing on the Monday following the tournament. Previous caddie experience is preferred, but not required. Volunteers must be familiar with the rules of golf and be able to carry a bag for 18 holes 

Gallery Control (Marshals): Provide spectator control from stations along all golf course tee boxes, fairways, crosswalks, and greens. Spot and protect players' balls that are outside the ropes. Maintain quiet during a player's stroke. Assist with the enforcement of the PGA TOUR’s Mobile Device Policy. Prevent unauthorized photography. Escort players from the green to the next tee. 

Parking: Assist with parking for volunteers, caddies, sponsors, VIPs and the general public. Operate and control proper access and flow to all parking areas. Assist with informing spectators of PGA TOUR prohibited items list. 

Pro Transportation: Provide shuttle transportation for the players and families before, during and after the tournament, primarily to and from Waikiki and Waialae Country Club. Drivers must be at least 21 years old with a current driver's license in good standing. 

SHOTLink: No experience necessary! Assist at stations (the best seats in the house!) on every hole in the fairway and at the green to track the location of each player's ball using a laser sighting device. Easy to follow instructions will be provided. The information collected is used by the PGA TOUR, television, plus local and worldwide media. 

Standard Bearers: Walk with each group of golfers for the entire round and display their scores in relation to par on a cumulative basis on each standard (approximately 5-6 pounds). 

Volunteer Pool: Variety is the spice of life!  If you would like to experience volunteering in different areas each day, the Volunteer Pool is for you!