Volunteer Information

Have you ever wanted to take part in a professional golf tournament? Well, now's your chance! The Rex Hospital Open is seeking high-quality volunteers to assist in executing the area's premier professional charity golf tournament, part of the Web.com Tour.  The tournament is held at TPC at Wakefield Plantation in Raleigh, NC from May 19-25, 2014.

Whether you're a golf novice, an avid fan, a new volunteer, or have been an integral volunteer for years, there is a place for you! It takes many hands to make this tournament a success.

The Rex Hospital Open is a great opportunity to meet and greet professional athletes, and enjoy some quality time outside to start the summer! 

Register NOW to Volunteer for the 2014 Rex Hospital Open!


There are many different volunteer opportunities available including:

  • Walking Scorers
  • Leaderboards
  • Marshals
  • Player Shuttle Services
  • Merchandise Sales
  • Hospitality Services
  • Pro-Am Services
  • and more!

Visit our Volunteer Descriptions page for more information on each committee!


Volunteer Information

Volunteers will be asked to serve a minimum of three shifts (approximately 18 hours). There is a $35 early bird uniform fee (if you register and pay by April 1, 2014). The uniform fee is $50 after April 1, 2014, which includes the following:

  • One Tournament polo shirt
  • One Tournament ball cap or visor
  • For an additional fee, you may elect to purchase a Tournament wind jacket (must be pre-ordered)
  • Free breakfast and lunch on the days that you volunteer
  • Tournament Volunteer badge, which is good all week for free admittance
  • Up to six free weekly Guest badges- give to family or friends
  • Admittance to the Volunteer Appreciation Party on Saturday, May 18th, 2014 at 6:00pm in the Volunteer HQ at TPC at Wakefield Plantation
  • Free parking in the volunteer parking lot with frequent shuttles to and from the course
  • And one voucher for a free round of golf at TPC at Wakefield Plantation (cart fee not included) if you work three or more shifts!


If you would like more information on volunteering for the Rex Hospital Open, contact Emily Palacioz at emily@globalgolfmanagement.com


Meet Our Volunteers!

Rex Hospital Open volunteers come from all walks of life. Some are volunteering for the first time, and some have been with the Open for 25 years and counting! Read more about a few of our wonderful volunteers below:

Olive Safrit
Olive Safrit has been working with the Rex Open since 1988 when the tournament was known as the Rex Classic. She first began to volunteer in 1988 because of her love for golf but she keeps coming back because of her love of people.
 
“The people are just a joy to be around,” said Safrit. “I love the idea that I’m giving back and doing a good deed.”

The Open provides Safrit with a way to give back to the community and she would encourage any new volunteers to dive in and get everything they can out of the experience that will hopefully bring them back year after year.



Bill Muck

Bill Muck has been a volunteer for the Open for the past seven years. As a Rex employee, Muck chose to show his support for Rex Healthcare outside of main campus by volunteering his time on the green.

Throughout his volunteer experience, Muck has enjoyed hearing about the experiences of other volunteers and the chance to score for pro golfers.

Muck advises others to donate their time at the Open saying, “If you can spare the time, it is worth every minute of it.”

 

 

Rebekah McLaurin 
Rebekah McLaurin has served at the Rex Open for the 5th time this year, McLaurin volunteers not only to give back to the community, but also to her fellow co-workers.

"you work three shifts or more, you get a free pass to play golf and I like giving my pass to one of my coworkers. The IT team usually picks a day to go as a group, by giving my pass to one of them this allows more to participate in the day of fun outside of work, and who needs it more than IT?,” said McLaurin.

For McLaurin, the fun atmosphere of the Open gives her the opportunity to talk with the players, caddies, other volunteers and the families that come to support the Open. McLaurin would recommend that everyone give volunteering a try because “you will have a blast, rain or shine.”