The Solheim Cup at Gleneagles will create opportunities for more than 1,000 volunteers next year.
Event organisers are particularly targeting female and young volunteers with a host of roles available including voluntary jobs as marshals and helping with scoring, transport, administration and TV coverage.
Aileen Campbell MSP, Scottish Government Minister for Public Health and Sport, said she was “delighted” the volunteer programme is being launched for the 2019 Solheim Cup.
“It will offer opportunities for those both with and without prior experience of the sport, as well as focusing on women and young people,” she said.
“I hope that those who have no previous experience of golf are inspired by the event to be further involved in the game as well as leaving behind a greatly enhanced pool of people with the skills to support future major events in Scotland.”
She said: “Volunteering is a terrific way for people to be part of a world-class event experience as well as helping people to develop invaluable skills that they can use in other aspects of their life.
“We have seen in the past how passionate and friendly volunteers can greatly enhance an event experience and I look forward to Solheim Cup volunteers helping to provide a warm Scottish welcome to spectators at Gleneagles in 2019.”
Recently-appointed European captain and VisitScotland ambassador, Catriona Matthew, is looking to return the trophy to Europe in 2019 after an inspired USA team retained the trophy by 16½ to 11 ½ points, in front of record crowds in Iowa in 2017.
She said: “Volunteers are one of the most important parts of any golfing event we play in. The pride our Scottish volunteers will take in ensuring visitors and fans experience the very best of Scottish hospitality will be our secret weapon.”
The Solheim Cup is a biennial, trans-Atlantic team match-play competition featuring the best players from the Ladies European Tour (LET) and the best American players from the Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA) Tour.
Gleneagles hosted the Ryder Cup in 2014, attracting thousands of golf fans and visitors to Perthshire.
Anyone interested in becoming a volunteer should register their interest by signing up at www.solheimcup2019.com as soon as possible.