Even the PGA Tournaments Need Volunteers
Most volunteers dedicate one week a year or a few hours a week to their passion, but Faith Tanner isn't your average volunteer. She's put her life on hold to spend 37 weeks volunteering at every PGA Tour event this season.
For Faith it is a "a healing process" because she had originally planned to take the cross-country trip with her husband Larry, but sadly he died before they were able to complete their goal. So Faith is going it alone in Larry's honor, paying for her own travel expenses to every tournament and tracking each trip on her website, PGATourVolunteer.com.
And, along with documenting her own journey, Faith has some tips for those who want to become PGA volunteers themselves.
She's posted a glossary of common volunteer jobs at PGA tournaments to help you decide what job best suits you and a list of upcoming tournaments with links to each location's volunteer website.
Next week the PGA moves to Silvis, IL for the John Deere Classic. There are still several volunteer positions available which you can apply for online. For most tournaments volunteers have to buy their own uniforms (around $30) and pay for their own transportation, but in exchange they will receive a free lunch and other PGA swag.