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Volunteers

Thanks to dedicated volunteers, the Houston Golf Association has been able to generate more than $63 million for local charities since 1974 and deliver on our stated mission of promoting golf for the benefit of local charities.

The Shell Houston Open’s success relies on the support of dedicated volunteers to assist with many aspects of the golf tournament. Volunteers are given free access to the tournament, free shuttle service, and complimentary meals during volunteer shifts.

All tournament volunteers must be at least 21 years of age. When you agree to volunteer, you must sign a standard waiver that indicates you are volunteering your time and are not a paid employee of the tournament, Houston Golf Association, Shell Oil Company, or Golf Club of Houston.

Click here to view volunteer opportunities.

Register here for the PGA TOUR Volunteer Challenge for a chance to win $10,000 for a local charity.


Volunteer registration

You can register here to volunteer and purchase a uniform with just a few clicks. Or, you can download a form, print it, fill it out and fax it to 281-454-7070 or mail it to the Houston Golf Association office, 5810 Wilson Road, Suite 112, Humble, TX 77396.

Registration will begin on January 15, 2016.


Volunteer uniforms

We ask volunteers to represent the tournament in a professional and courteous manner. Positive attitude, flexibility and a desire to give back to the community is a must.  Uniforms are an integral part of volunteer recognition.  All on-course volunteers are required to purchase an official uniform package.  Volunteers must wear this uniform, along with the volunteer badge, each time they are scheduled to work so that they may be easily identified by contestants, TOUR officials and spectators.

The basic uniform includes a shirt, jacket and headwear. Both men and ladies have the option of wearing a visor or cap. Volunteers are to provide black bottoms. Please note: men are not allowed to wear shorts. Now offering shoes for volunteers!

Any remaining inventory will be available for purchase in the Volunteer Headquarters during the week of the Shell Houston Open.

Please note: uniforms will NOT be shipped this year.

Uniform packages will be shipped to volunteers who reside outside of Harris and contiguous counties (shown below). Volunteers within Harris and contiguous
counties can pick up their uniform packages at the Dick Harmon Learning Center, located at 5809 Wilson Road, across from the HGA office, on the following dates.

March 10, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
March 11, noon-7 p.m.
March 12, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

On March 12th, PGA TOUR sponsor, Stryker, will be hosting a one hour “Lunch and Learn” session. A lunch buffet will be provided starting around 11:30 am. If you have any questions or concerns regarding uniform pick up you can contact us at 281-459-8721 or volunteer@hga.org.

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Volunteer FAQ

All volunteers must be at least 21 years old

Online registration begins Jan. 15 at noon.

All volunteers are required to purchase a basic uniform package for $80, which consists of shirt, headwear and jacket. Volunteers must wear their own black slacks (men) or black shorts, skirts, skorts or pants (ladies). Your uniform identifies you as a volunteer and entitles you to ride the shuttle bus free of charge as well as enter the Volunteer Headquarters Tent for food and beverage.

Food and beverage will be available in the Volunteer Headquarters Tent or at any concession stand located on the golf course. Volunteers MUST check in before their shift to acquire a FREE food voucher.

All volunteers are expected to wear their credential at all times while working at the tournament.

Uniforms may be picked up on March 10-12 at the Dick Harmon Learning Center, 5809 Wilson Road, Humble, TX 77396. Volunteers are encouraged to try on uniforms before leaving.

Volunteer parking is on-site from Monday through Wednesday and at the ecopark lot at Bush Airport from Thursday through Sunday. Being in uniform entitles you to free shuttle transportation. Shuttle bus service begins at 5:30 a.m. on Thursday.  Volunteers have the option to purchase discounted on-site parking for $10 each day at the time of registration.

Volunteers receive four (4) Good-Any-Day Champions Pavilion tickets valued at $200 to share with family and friends. Your volunteer credential is good for admission the entire week.