Would you like to volunteer at the DP World Tour Championship? Find out more here.
Do you need to live in Dubai to volunteer?
No, not at all. Obviously knowing the area and the course is always going to be an advantage, but as long as you are volunteering to be committed to working alongside a good and professional Team and respect the country you are coming too, it is definitely not a consideration.
Do volunteers get paid for the work?
No, they do not as they understand they are volunteers, but they are well looked after.
Do you have to work all days?
Not unless you are working with TV, Scoring with a Group or helping on the Shuttle Driving to move players quickly from one place to another to keep a good pace of play. These positions need consistency and flow throughout the week for the Head of the Group they are working for.
For Marshalling, the minimum working requirement is two days.
Do I work a full day?
There are Reporting Times given to volunteers within two time session bands and volunteers have the choice of which one they are able to work within. The working day for each is roughly the time of a game of golf .so between 4-5 hours, but you can take out food and drink with you and come back to enjoy a cool and quiet time in the Marshals’ Lounge after.
What age do I have to be to volunteer?
The minimum age is 18 years up to any age you are fit enough to help out.
Can I have a variety of roles?
You certainly can, but only if you are a Marshal. There are Static roles where you assist in a particular area, and Walking roles where you will walk with a Group of Players on one particular match. You can switch between the two, which is a good idea if you cannot do too much walking. There are many different Static roles and it is fun to have a variety, but should you enjoy a particular role, you can request to stay there for all the days you are working.
I have trouble walking – are there any positions for me?
There is a position for everyone, and considerations are given to those who may be restricted by a health problem or by fitness. If a volunteer is unable to stand, there are seating roles so the majority of volunteers can be catered for.
Do you help with Flights or Accommodation for International Volunteers?
Rates have been negotiated with Emirates Airline for flights, and several hotels for accommodation which are mainly based very close to the location of the DP World Tour Championship. These can be given to each volunteer on request, and then it is up to the individual to organise.