Become a Coach or Volunteer and Make a Difference

Our Philosophy

Without caring mentors, positive youth development just doesn’t happen. At The First Tee, we take coaching seriously. We believe that a meaningful, quality relationship between coach and participant is vital to our program.

“Young people don’t care what a coach knows until they know a coach cares.”

We’re Looking for You!

Nationwide, we currently have more than 3,700 coaches signed up with The First Tee, including PGA and LPGA pros, as well as volunteers. But you don’t have to be a golf pro or even a good golfer. With The First Tee Coach Program, we provide the training you need.

Developed with input from leading experts in the field of positive youth development, our program focuses on empowering participants through decision-making and exploring options. This helps foster positive relationships between coaches and young people, inspiring the golfers of tomorrow to look to the future, set goals, and unlock their potential.

Make an Impact Off the Course

We need more than coaches to make The First Tee possible. We rely on volunteers — sometimes year round — to accomplish our mission, and not all of those goals involve golf; we need support off the course as well. Opportunities include:

  • Fundraising/Events
  • Operations/Administration
  • Mentoring/Tutoring
  • In-school programming

By contributing your time and talent, you can directly make an impact in a young person’s life.

Learn More About Opportunities

Contact us to find out how to get involved as a coach.

You must complete an application and screening process, which may include an interview about your skills and interests, a criminal background check, and character references. You will also receive training about your volunteer or coaching role, behavioral expectations, and child protection.

The First Tee of Idaho relies heavily on volunteers to help make our program a success. We have a wide variety of opportunities both on and off the golf course for you to become involved as a volunteer. Scheduling is flexible and we provide all of the training and support.

Volunteers Opportunities

Click on the link below for a volunteer application.

VOLUNTEER APPLICATION (ONLINE VERSION)

VOLUNTEER APPLICATION FORM (PDF)

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Junior Coaches

The Junior Coach program is a great way to earn community service hours for school while having fun and helping younger participants develop their golf and life skills.

Risk Management e-Course

This online course offers Chapter staff, board members and volunteers information on key issues in the area of youth safety and protection. We ask all volunteers to complete this short online course and return the Certificate of Completion to us. Click here to start now.