Volunteer Form

We are so excited that you have chosen to take the next step in becoming a volunteer coach with The First Tee! Our volunteer coaches help to bring the curriculum to life and allow this chapter to teach Golf and Life Skills to hundreds of kids in the Triad and Danville each year. The First Tee is truly an outstanding program and we couldn't be happier to have you on board.
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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.

volunteer coaches

As our chapter continues to grow and positively impact more kids, we are continuously searching for outstanding volunteer coaches. The First Tee volunteer coaches are a team of adults that teach young people core values, healthy habits and valuable life skills using the game of golf.

To be a volunteer coach with The First Tee you don’t need a low handicap or even experience working with kids. All you need to do is have a great attitude, smile easily, show up when needed and excel working in a fun and positive atmosphere!

Details

When We Need You:

Volunteers are needed during three key periods during the year

  • Spring 2017:  Late March – Early June
  • Summer 2017:  July – Summer Camps
  • Fall 2017: Late August – Late October

Time Commitment:

  • Volunteer coaches can choose to assist with our spring season or fall season
  • Spring and fall seasons are only eight weeks long
  • Volunteer coaches will be assigned a class that meets once a week for 2 hours at a time (allowing 15 minutes for both set-up and take-down)
  • Classes take place Monday – Thursday from 4:30 – 6:00 PM. Saturday classes are offered as well (times vary).

General Information:

  • There are options to volunteer at any of our convenient locations across the Triad.
  • You can choose what age (7-18 years) and skill level (beginner to advanced) kids you would like to work with.
  • Informative and interactive training sessions are offered on a regular basis
  • Chapter staff provide continual learning opportunities throughout the season

How to Sign-Up:

  • On the home page, click the “Volunteer” button or register here.
  • Complete the online registration process
  • Complete an online background check

 

volunteer coach roles

Volunteer coaches serve in one of the two ways below. New volunteer coaches all start as Assistant Coaches, and can discuss Lead Coach opportunities with chapter staff if interested.

  1. Assistant Coach:
    • Help set-up/break down class activities
    • Be a positive role model and interact with The First Tee students
    • Assist with golf instruction
    • Ensure student safety
  2. Lead Coach
    • Review lesson plans and organize class activities
    • Manage class attendance
    • Assign assistant coach roles
    • Provide communication to students and parents
    • Report to chapter staff
    • Help set-up/break down class activities
    • Be a positive role model and interact with The First Tee students
    • Assist with golf instruction
    • Ensure student safety
  3. Background Check

    • All volunteers are required to complete a background check with The First Tee before working with students.
    • Background check results will be kept completely confidential.

Volunteer coaches who would like to take on more of a leadership role may want to consider being a Lead Coach. To inquire about being a Lead Coach, contact a chapter staff member.

 

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