Volunteer Opportunities

BNP Paribas Open

    Volunteer your time and be a part of the BNP Paribas Open, the largest combined ATP Tour and WTA tennis tournament in the world. Each year the Champions Volunteer Foundation recruits more than 1,200 individuals, from both our local community and beyond, to volunteer and support the event. With a variety of committee positions available, there is an opportunity for every kind of volunteer. Make new friends, watch incredible tennis and be a part of the most exciting two weeks in Tennis Paradise!

    Volunteers are asked to commit to a minimum of 48 hours of service during the tournament, from Monday, March 8 to Sunday, March 21, 2021. For security purposes, volunteers need to be photographed for identification as well as sign a waiver and release.

    Committees include:

  • Ambassadors

    Volunteers assist patrons with general tournament information including pricing, location and seating information. Ambassadors are positioned near each box office/gate entry and at Stadium 2 entries to answer patron questions upon entering the grounds or arriving at the ticket sales windows. Good people skills are required. Detailed stadium and tournament grounds knowledge is required. Strong knowledge of general tournament information is very helpful. “Rovers” walk the grounds offering directions, information and assistance or escort, if necessary, to patrons.

  • Ball Kid Coordinators

    Ball Kid Coordinators are responsible for recruiting, training, scheduling, supervising more than 300 ball kids during tryouts, qualifying rounds and the tournament. Pre-tournament training and orientation sessions are mandatory. Training sessions will take place late January or early February. Knowledge of the sport is required.

  • Club Suites

    Club Suites volunteers act as host/hostess in the Stadium club suites. If you are a gracious host or hostess and enjoy working with people you will enjoy being on this committee.

  • Credentials

    Volunteers organize and distribute all of the official tournament credentials and scan these credentials at public entrances to the grounds. This committee starts a full week before the tournament begins. This area is the first stop for Tournament sponsors, VIP guests, media, vendors and the players. If you enjoy a fast-paced environment and have excellent people skills, you’ll love this committee.

  • Gates

    This committee controls access to the grounds at three different gates. These volunteers make the first and last impression that the tournament’s patrons and participants remember. They scan tickets for patrons, players and guests. This is a great way to meet and see patrons, sponsors etc. from all over the world.

  • Guest Services

    These volunteers organize all tournament, Indian Wells Tennis Garden and Coachella Valley information in order to be the most informative to all guests with their inquiries. Stationed throughout the site, volunteers market and sell tournament programs and daily draw sheets. Good people, sales and money handling skills are needed.

  • Match Stats

    Volunteers are needed to operate the electronic scoreboards and assist Flight Scope with scoring needs. A good knowledge of tennis and good hearing and vision are necessary. Volunteers will be interviewed before acceptance to this committee.

  • Media Services

    Volunteers assist the Media Director and the Media staff in compiling event information electronically, maintaining a professional work environment for media. Computer and digital expertise required.

  • Player Concierge

    Volunteers assist players with golf coupons and tee times. They also provide local restaurant information and activities. Foreign language skills are appreciated. Volunteers interact with reservations, player check-in and player tickets.

  • Player Tickets

    Volunteers assist all players and personnel authorized in the Player’s area with various requests including player tickets. Volunteers work closely with Box Office to place tickets in Will Call and assist in maintaining records.

  • Renewal Tent

    Volunteers assist Classic Series patrons in the renewal of their seats and take new orders for the following year’s event. This process requires knowledge of the stadium and various seating and pricing categories. Good people skills are required and sales experience is helpful. Computer skills are desirable. Training for all the required transactions and administrative processes will be provided.

  • Shuttles

    These volunteers assist other volunteers by providing shuttle transportation to and from the volunteer parking. All volunteers must have golf cart/shuttle-driving experience. Drivers must have a valid driver’s license.

  • Special Events

    These volunteers assist the event promotions department who oversee all special events, promotions, gifting, decorating, gate giveaways and more! Being creative and flexible is appreciated.

  • Transportation

    The Transportation Committee is responsible for providing transportation for all players, coaches, staff from the ATP or WTA, VIPs, umpires, and the media to and from the airport, hotels, and the tournament site as needed. Drivers should have good working knowledge of the area and routes to local airports and venues.

  • Ushers

    Volunteers check tickets and direct ticket holders to their seats at all stadium courts. This can be demanding on the feet and there can be a lot of sun exposure. Ushers are also responsible for patron access into Stadiums 1-9, checking all tickets and credentials.

  • Volunteer Services

    Volunteers must be multi-tasked and personable. Volunteers oversee the Volunteer Center lounge, keeping the area and tables clean, distributing radios, information to volunteers and staffing gate giveaways. They provide support to volunteers with comments, suggestions or complaints and act as liaison to the Director of Volunteers.

Note: Committee descriptions are subject to change.

    Become a part of the BNP Paribas Open by training to be one of our amazing Ball Kids!

    Ball Kid applications for the 2021 BNP Paribas Open will be available in August.

    Please check back at that time for additional information.