Become a Coach or Volunteer and Make a Difference
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 away the course as well. Opportunities include:
- 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.
Thank you for your interest in volunteering with The First Tee of Greater Philadelphia! We rely heavily on our volunteers to fulfill our mission of positively impacting the lives of youth through the wonderful game of golf.
Before you hit the course this year, we need a couple of things from you:
- Attend a Volunteer Orientation
- Complete a Background Check
- Observe a Class (if applicable)
- Select Preferred Volunteer Opportunities
- Start Volunteering!
For more information, please contact:
Rebecca Caimano, Program Director
Volunteers Always Welcome
We could not operate a successful program for the hundreds of youth that enter our doors each year without our volunteers. Thank you from all of us.
As a volunteer at The First Tee of Greater Philadelphia, you will have the opportunity to change lives, including your own. Golf knowledge is not required, but the willingness to step forward and be a role model is!
Need Service Hours or Work on Your Game? Spend your Off-Season working side-by-side with PGA Professionals at TFT Greater Philadelphia!