Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What are the benefits of volunteering?
A: In addition to being integral to the success of South Carolina’s only PGA TOUR event, volunteers provide tremendous benefit to the local community. The professional attitude of our volunteers helps ensure a top-quality Tournament year after year in the eyes of the Tournament staff, players, spectators, sponsors and viewers. As a result, the Heritage Classic Foundation, General Tournament Sponsor of the RBC Heritage Presented by Boeing since 1987, has distributed $45.8 million to charities throughout South Carolina and Georgia.
Volunteering for the RBC Heritage is also a great way to experience a PGA TOUR event from a unique perspective, whether it's inside the ropes on the course, up close with the TOUR Pros or working behind the scenes in critical areas that you never knew were part of the tournament. It also provides valuable experience working a PGA TOUR event for those beginning a career in sport management as well as opportunities for networking, team building and spending time with friends and family. All of this combines with knowing you played a key role in running a PGA TOUR event seen by millions which gives back so much to the community.
Q: How do I apply to become a volunteer?
A: Volunteer registration opens in the fall. First, review the volunteer opportunities to determine which committees interest you. Click here to submit your volunteer application with your contact information and volunteer committee preferences. You will be contacted shortly thereafter to discuss the current volunteer opportunities and details of the volunteer program. After speaking with the Volunteer & Operations Manager, you will receive your login information to complete your online volunteer registration.
Q: I volunteered last year. Do I need to register again this year?
A: Yes, you need to complete the online registration form each year. Once volunteer registration opens in the fall, you will be emailed new login information to complete the online registration. Returning volunteers that register in the initial registration period will be automatically assigned to the same committee as the previous year. If a returning volunteer wishes to change committees, they must contact the Volunteer & Operations Manager as soon as possible and they will be re-assigned on a first-come, first-served basis if space is available.
Q: Is there a fee to volunteer?
A: Yes. Your $100 registration fee covers the cost of the uniform, parking pass, shuttle transportation and food coupons. By charging a modest fee, the Heritage Classic Foundation is able to reduce overhead costs and help ensure that proceeds benefit local charities.
Q: Where do I get my uniform?
A: Volunteer uniform distribution will take place in late March. Your Volunteer Package will include your uniform (jacket, shirt, hat), volunteer badge, parking pass, food coupons and Tournament information. Volunteers must provide their own black slacks and footwear as part of the uniform. If you can’t attend the uniform distribution, contact your committee chairman to arrange for someone else to pick up your Volunteer Package.
Q: Where do I park?
A: You’ll receive a parking hangtag for preferred parking inside Sea Pines (Hilton Head Preparatory School) for the days you’re working. Complimentary shuttle service will provide transportation to and from Harbour Town Golf Links.
Q: What should I bring with me during my volunteer shift?
A: There won’t be a place to store your personal belongings during your shift, so only bring the items you can carry with you. In addition to your complete uniform, we recommend you bring sunblock, tennis or soft-soled shoes (no spiked golf shoes) and bug repellent. Cell phones are allowed, but they must be kept on silent mode. Please note, volunteers are prohibited from using their cell phones during their shifts.
Q: Where is the volunteer tent?
A: The Volunteer Tent, sponsored by TidePointe, a Vi Community and Palmetto Electric Cooperative, is located behind the driving range on Plantation Drive. Coffee, water, soft drinks and snacks are available to volunteers during their assigned shifts only. Complimentary volunteer shuttle service from the Volunteer Parking Lot drops off and picks up near the Volunteer Tent.
Q: What if I can’t make my assigned shift?
A: Volunteers are assigned to shifts according to their listed availability and are expected to meet their assignments. If an emergency comes up and you are unable to make your assigned shift, contact your committee chairman immediately.