Volunteers

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Thank you for your interest in volunteering at the Winston-Salem Open! We owe the success of our event each year to people like you who graciously give of your time and talents. If you are interested in learning how to become a volunteer for the 2023 event, you read more details here or email us.

To learn more about our various areas of service, we encourage to read over the information below. 
Volunteer benefits include, but may not be limited to:

  • a credential which permits grounds entry for each day of the event

  • a meal for each shift

  • free tickets for sessions 1, 2, or 4 through 8 

Volunteer Areas

 

Ball Persons

If you want to be as close to the action as though you were the tennis ball itself, then please visit our ball persons page for all the details on how to secure one of these coveted spots!

 

Credentials

Would you like the welcome all the Winston-Salem Open players, coaches, media members and VIPs to the tournament? If so, then you want to be a volunteer in our credential area! You will be responsible for greeting all our guests and processing his or her credential request. In order to be considered for this department, you must have basic computer and printing skills

 

Experience Team

Do you have a passion for helping others? If so, we need you on the Experience Team! This volunteer group will assist patrons of the event as well as fellow volunteers. At the Guest Services booth, you will answer questions about the tournament, offer directions, provide scheduling updates and help fans and friends with lost and found. Inside the Volunteer Hospitality area, you'll assist with the distribution of uniforms, credentials and meals. You will serve as the key liaison between tournament staff and volunteers.
 

Merchandise

Do you love to help people find the perfect gift? Do you enjoy helping people make memories? Then consider volunteering with our Merchandise team. Each day will look a little different. You will help set up the shop, replenish inventory and break down. You will also help fans find their favorite gear from this year's event!

 

Operations

If you’re a “behind-the-scenes” kind of person who likes to get things organized for others to enjoy, then the Winston-Salem Open needs your support in our operations department. You will help the tournament staff and operator set each day’s activities and special events in motion, on court and off!

This volunteer position requires a minimum age of 18 and the ability to lift up to 75 pounds.

Please email Taylor Jackson if this sounds like a good fit for you!

 

Ticket Taker

If nothing gets past you, then we need you at our two main gates, accepting tickets from guests while also being able to answer questions about the tournament and the venue.

It is impossible to understate the importance of this volunteer position. The Winston-Salem Open requires professional, alert people who can think on their feet and take direction well. You will be working in conjunction with our security company to ensure the safety and enjoyment of all Winston-Salem Open patrons.

You must be at least 20 years old and be able to withstand various weather conditions that occur throughout the week.

 

Transportation

The Winston-Salem Open had drivers before Uber and Lyft! 

Drivers will be responsible for providing transportation from airports, hotels, and the tournament site as needed. You must remain professional at all times (so no Carpool Karaoke, tempting though it may be!).

Volunteers in this area must be at least 25 years old and have a stellar driving record. The Winston-Salem Open will conduct a background check. You should have a good working knowledge of the Piedmont Triad and various routes local airports and venues.

Please email Taylor Jackson if this sounds like fun to you!

 

Usher

Do you want to see tennis action throughout the Winston-Salem Open? Our ushers rotate between the main stadium and outside courts checking tickets, directing patrons to seats, and ensuring fans maintain proper tennis etiquette.

You are also a key defender against any security threats or disruptions, so you must be mature, alert, and able to communicate effectively with our security company. Ushers must be at least 20 years old and able to stand for long periods of time if-needed.

 

For more information or questions, please contact Taylor Jackson.